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  • WSAVA Ketamine Campaign – an update

    WSAVA Ketamine Campaign – an update


    As all veterinarians know, ketamine is an essential medicine; a remarkably safe anesthetic which has been used worldwide for more than 50 years and a drug which has particular value 'in the field’ and for spay and castration initiatives.

    We were concerned last year at efforts by some countries to have the drug put under international scheduling – a move that would effectively put access to it at risk in many parts of the world.

    Our campaign to promote the importance
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  • Top Speakers and Hospitality for Equine Performance CPD

    Top Speakers and Hospitality for Equine Performance CPD



    Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, announces…. Performance horse combined CPD and hospitality events are to take place at the York Racecourse Dante Festival on 17 May, and the RDA National Championships at Hartpury on 14 July, 2017.

    “Respiratory effects on performance” is the headline topic for York, with Dr Kate Allen, Dr Shaun McKane and Professor Andy Durham among the presenters, followed by an afternoon’s racing including the Dante Classic, say joint organisers,
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  • More than 80 lungworm reports in the last two months and six more deaths

    More than 80 lungworm reports in the last two months and six more deaths




    In a continuing effort to chart the spread of lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) across the country, vets have reported more than 80 incidences to Bayer since February1.

    Tragically at least 6 of these cases resulted in death, showing this is still a key threat to dogs across much of the UK, with fatal cases reported in Salisbury, Crawley, Ipswich and Essex - this included a 13-week old puppy in the Crawley area.1

    The reports show that of the 84 incidences
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  • Healthy Breeding in the Spotlight as WSAVA World Congress 2017 Heads to Copenhagen



    Delegates urged to book before the Early Bird deadline of 30 May 2017

    A lecture stream on Healthy Breeding forms part of the comprehensive scientific program for this year’s World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) World Congress, set to take place in Copenhagen from 25-28 September 2017. Hereditary Disease was selected as a focus topic because of growing concerns about the risks of inherited conditions and the welfare issues they raise for companion animals.
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  • Davies Pledges Support for Medical Detection Dogs

    Davies Pledges Support for Medical Detection Dogs


    (From left to right): Diane Messum (Head of Physiotherapy), Clive Elwood (Managing Director) and Jessica Holden (Hydrotherapist).

    Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) has chosen Medical Detection Dogs (MDD) as its new charity of the year. The leading small animal referral practice based in Higham Gobion, Hertfordshire, will be running special fund raising projects for MDD over the next 12 months. The team has already made a start, raising £300 by hosting a Workshop for the
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  • Royal canin® launches customisable video starring your cat or dog

    Royal canin® launches customisable video starring your cat or dog



    Interactive Social Video Is Part of the company’s new “Feed Their Nature. Not Yours.”

    For almost 50 years, ROYAL CANIN® has developed scientifically based pet health nutrition with the real needs of individual cats and dogs at the centre of its activities. To demonstrate the extent that its world revolves around our pets, the company has launched an interactive social video that allows pet owners to instantly personalise scenes with their dog or cat. The video is part...
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  • Bayer call for review of advice during National Microchipping Month

    Bayer call for review of advice during National Microchipping Month



    Bayer is urging vets to be ready for National Microchipping Month this June which is happening just over one year since the introduction of compulsory microchipping in dogs.

    With 95% of UK dogs now microchipped[i], new research shows that 91%[ii] of veterinary professionals in the UK believe microchipping should also be made compulsory for cats.

    The recent PDSA annual 'PAW Report‘ shows that within a population of 11m UK cats, only 20%ii (2.2 million) are
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  • Fitzpatrick Referrals enhances offering with new specialist Interventional Radiology service



    Dr Gerard McLauchlan has joined the team at Fitzpatrick Referrals to launch a dedicated Interventional Radiology service based at the Oncology and Soft Tissue Hospital in Guildford, Surrey.

    Gerard recently became one of few specialists in the world to have completed a 12 month Fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Animal Medical Center, New York. Prior to joining Fitzpatrick Referrals, Gerard was a Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine at the University of Glasgow...
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  • MSD Animal Health Announces Rebrand and Relaunch of Research Bursary Initiative Vet Students and Practitioners Invited to Submit Proposals



    MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) is relaunching its Research Bursary Initiative to include awards for both vet students and practitioners.

    The existing MSD Animal Health Connect Bursary and Ruminant Research Bursary have been combined into the new MSD Animal Health Research Bursary which is designed to support the future of the veterinary profession through research. The student arm of the new Research Bursary will award
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  • Only one month to go until Cx Congress - have you got your tickets yet? New for 2017 - Equine and Leadership streams



    It's now only 36 days until this year's Cx Congress - the veterinary sector's customer experience event of the year! Bigger and better than ever, this year the congress features three CPD streams: Equine, Pet and Leadership. With three sessions in each stream, whether you work in an equine or small animal practice, manage a team or work within one, engaging expert speakers will share practical tips and tools to help you deliver the best customer experience for your clients.
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