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  • Jurox offers veterinary practices support following propofol product recall


    Following the second major shortage of the UK’s most widely used veterinary licensed propofol (Inductofol and Vetofol, Norbrook) in just 18 months, Jurox (UK) Ltd can confirm its commitment to supporting practices wishing to use Alfaxan®.

    Alfaxan 10mg/mL solution for injection for dogs and cats is licensed as an induction agent prior to inhalation anaesthesia and as a sole anaesthetic agent for the induction and maintenance of anaesthesia for the performance of examination or
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  • ROYAL CANIN® sponsors 2017 CPD courses

    ROYAL CANIN® sponsors 2017 CPD courses


    A trio of CPD courses will be held in March to support veterinary professionals across the UK. ROYAL CANIN® has continued its support of the regional CPD programme organised by VPMA and SPVS, in partnership with Bayer and will be kick-starting spring with Future Proofing your Business, Front of House and Being a Fair Boss.

    Practice owners wishing to plan for the future and have a better understanding of maximising the value of their business will benefit from the course in Solihull
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  • Time to rethink how you feed your cat?

    Time to rethink how you feed your cat?


    A new feeding plan – 'The Five a Day Felix Plan' – has been devised by International Cat Care's experts Dr. Sarah Ellis and Dr Lizzie Rowe to help cats live healthier and more happy lives.

    'The Five a Day Felix Plan' recommends:
    1. Giving cats five or more small portions of food a day (rather than feeding fewer, bigger portions)
    2. Using home-made puzzle feeders
    3. Changing food location regularly
    4. Monitoring cats’ behaviour and weight
    5. Making sure cats have plenty of water
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  • Rare hermaphrodite dog Holly looking for a home in Coventry

    Rare hermaphrodite dog Holly looking for a home in Coventry


    The RSPCA in Coventry is looking to rehome a very special dog who has not had any interest from potential adopters.

    Holly, an eight-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, is a hermaphrodite – meaning she has both male and female reproductive organs.

    Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the branch, said: “Canine hermaphrodites are very rare, so Holly is a very special dog to us. This doesn’t cause Holly any physical issues or difficulties, but it might put people off
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  • Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% w/v - Product defect recall alert

    Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% w/v - Product defect recall alert



    We wish to make wholesalers and veterinary surgeons aware that the VMD has been notified that Norbrook Laboratories Ltd has issued a recall of all batches of Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% w/v currently on the market.
    Inductofol 02000/4274
    Vetofol 02000/4244
    Norofol* 02000/4275
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  • Avian Influenza - Northumberland

    Avian Influenza - Northumberland


    A further case of Avian Influenza (H5N8) has been confirmed in a small flock of chickens at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. A full investigation is under way to determine the source of the infection.

    A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading. Defra have published full details of the controls in place.
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  • Vet practices offered ROYAL CANIN® promotions

    Vet practices offered ROYAL CANIN® promotions


    To help spread the message on the importance of feeding hospitalised patients, practices across the country can take part in a selection of promotions from ROYAL CANIN®, which include free equipment vouchers and tube feeding kits.

    With gastrointestinal disorders known to be the most common presentations in general practice¹, ROYAL CANIN® is offering up to £50* worth of vouchers to use at J.A.K Marketing Ltd when purchasing GI diets (including canine and feline recovery packs).
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  • College announces updates to Practice Standards Scheme modules

    College announces updates to Practice Standards Scheme modules



    We have recently made minor updates to the Practice Standards Scheme’s (PSS) modules for accreditations and awards.


    The PSS, our voluntary accreditation Scheme, was launched in 2005 and then relaunched in 2015 to better recognise and reward how practices use their resources to create a positive outcome for patients and clients.

    The modules and awards for all species groups (small animals, farm animal, and equine) have now been updated and a summary
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  • Vets urge Northern Ireland Assembly candidates to maintain all-island approach to tackling animal disease post-Brexit


    With campaigning for next month’s election (2 March) in full swing, BVA and BVA Northern Ireland Branch have launched a manifesto urging incoming parliamentarians to ensure that the impact of the UK’s EU referendum does not have a detrimental effect on the All-island Animal Health and Welfare Strategy, particularly essential partnership working and plans like the all-island approach to tackling disease.

    BVA’s ‘The veterinary profession’s manifesto Northern Ireland 2017 – 2022’
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  • Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging extends support for veterinary clinics in Asia Pacific region


    Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging has appointed Brett Tapson to the position of Asia Pacific Support/Service Engineer. He will play a key role in the installation, service and support of equine and small animal MRIs in veterinary clinics across Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.

    Hallmarq is a global company, manufacturing veterinary specific advanced imaging machines for horses and companion animals. Its products include the world’s first standing Equine MRI and the
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