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  • Ceva Animal Health extends its anti-parasitic range with the launch of DUOFLECT



    Ceva Animal Health has extended its companion animal anti-parasitic range with the launch of DUOFLECT, a new strength formulation for the treatment and prevention of flea and tick infestations in both cats and dogs and also the environment1,2.

    Containing a new strength formulation of the tried and trusted active ingredients, fipronil and (s)-methoprene, DUOFLECT’s duration of action against fleas is 100% longer in cats (eight weeks) and 13% longer in dogs (nine weeks)
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  • Specialist vets operate free of charge to save disowned lurcher’s broken leg

    Specialist vets operate free of charge to save disowned lurcher’s broken leg


    Mickey and Hayley Mills

    When a disowned lurcher puppy needed complex surgery to fix a severely broken leg Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) immediately stepped in to help out free of charge. The puppy, now named Mickey, not only made a complete recovery but also captured the heart of the veterinary nurse who cared for him and found a home for life.

    The six-month-old lurcher was taken to Scott Veterinary Clinic in Bedford with a mid-diaphyseal transverse fracture
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  • Farrier Receives NEF Award

    Farrier Receives NEF Award


    Dr Simon Curtis receiving the Sir Colin Spedding Award, presented by HRH The Princess Royal, President of the National Equine Forum

    Dr Simon Curtis, a practicing farrier in Newmarket, Suffolk was announced as the winner of the Sir Colin Spedding Award at yesterday’s National Equine Forum (NEF), Thursday 8th March 2018. This special commendation was given in recognition of Simon’s exceptional practical and educational contributions to farriery over 45 years. Runner up was the...
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  • Landmark pilot study addresses effects of rider weight on equine performance

    Landmark pilot study addresses effects of rider weight on equine performance



    Results of a new pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance, presented at the National Equine Forum on 8 March 2018, show that high rider: horse bodyweight ratios can induce temporary lameness and discomfort. In simple terms, if the rider is excessively heavy for the horse in question it can have a negative impact on the performance of the horse. Ultimately the study should help with the development of guidelines to help all riders assess if they are the right...
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  • Putting the fun into fundraising – iCatCare’s Cat Cocktail Parties!

    Putting the fun into fundraising – iCatCare’s Cat Cocktail Parties!



    International Cat Care (iCatCare), as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, is launching a fun new way supporters can raise money for the charity; by holding a Cat Cocktail Party!

    The idea is simple and fun – invite friends, family, colleagues or clients for cocktails and collect donations for iCatCare, to help celebrate the charity’s diamond anniversary year. However, these are not just any cocktails – these are cat-themed cocktails, and iCatCare has come up with
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  • FEI Supports OIE Vaccine Recommendations

    FEI Supports OIE Vaccine Recommendations



    The FEI have announced that they are supporting the recommendations of their scientific partner the OIE (World Organisation for Animal Health) with regard to Equine influenza vaccinations.

    The OIE represents 178 Member countries and territories with international surveillance programmes that monitor antigenic drift among equine influenza viruses, and its Expert Surveillance Panel (ESP) for EIV makes annual recommendations1 for the composition of equine vaccines.
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  • UK vet group becomes carbon neutral

    UK vet group becomes carbon neutral



    Vets4Pets and Companion Care practices across the UK are now carbon neutral, following a sustained green initiative.

    As part of the Pets at Home Vet Group, the 449 veterinary practices, along with 445 Pets at Home retail stores, Support Offices and distribution centres, are now sourcing green renewable electricity and purchasing Gold Standard emission reductions to offset carbon generated through gas consumption.

    As a result, they are effectively emitting
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  • Supreme Petfoods uses in-house expertise to grow US business

    Supreme Petfoods uses in-house expertise to grow US business


    Back left to right: Claire Hamblion (Marketing Manager) David Soanes (Sales Team Manager) Chris Childs (Managing Director) Chesney Webb (Marketing Executive) Monika Grzelak (Planning Co-ordinator)
    Front left to right: Debbie Kibble (Sales Executive) Faye Reynolds (Sales Executive) Danielle Southgate (Sales Executive)


    Supreme Petfoods, one of the world’s leading brands for small pets’ food and care, has brought its USA sales and marketing functions in-house. This will allow...
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  • BSAVA launches ‘Beyond the Clinics’ at 61st annual Congress

    BSAVA launches ‘Beyond the Clinics’ at 61st annual Congress



    The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) will launch an inspiring vision of holistic support at its annual Congress, aiming to help delegates think more deeply about their career and personal development.

    ‘Beyond the Clinics’ is a non-clinical lecture stream devoted to empowering everyone working in the sector to take proactive steps to ‘map’ a more positive future for themselves and their teams.

    The series covers physical and mental health,
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  • BVRA’s First Annual Congress

    BVRA’s First Annual Congress


    Hounds for Heroes Founder, Allen Parton with EJ and Rookie

    The British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) held its first annual congress at the Lea Marston Hotel, Warwickshire on Wednesday 28th February 2018. The congress was a sell-out at 120 and despite the challenging weather conditions, over 100 delegates attended.
    The first session was opened by the Association’s co-founder, Brian Faulkner MRCVS. Brian emphasised the importance of the receptionist’s role within...
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