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  • International Cat Care recognises the work of Ian MacFarlaine at Ceva Animal Welfare Awards


    International Cat Care was delighted to award Ian MacFarlaine with its Cat Animal Welfare Award for 2019 during the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards event in Birmingham on April 3rd. The Awards recognise the charity teams, charity vets and staff, volunteers and individuals who do so much to improve animal welfare.



    The International Cat Care award recognises someone who has made a real difference to cat welfare; Ian has volunteered or worked in animal welfare for 30
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  • Launch of NFA-VPS Seresto flea and tick control collar offers unique opportunity for veterinary practices


    Seresto (POM-V) for cats and dogs, manufactured by Bayer, has undergone a change of category and been re-launched as Seresto flea and tick control collar (NFA-VPS). The existing POM-V Seresto product will gradually be phased out, and replaced with Seresto flea and tick control collar NFA-VPS.

    This means that vet practices can now sell the new Seresto flea and tick control collar to “walk-in clients”, without the need for a prescription, following the usual prescribing...
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  • Fearne Cotton Announced as Keynote Speaker for VET Festival

    Fearne Cotton Announced as Keynote Speaker for VET Festival


    The organisers of VET Festival 2019 are excited to announce that the 2019 VETFest Conversation will take place with broadcaster and author Fearne Cotton. Following the wonderful and enlightening conversations of previous years with Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand, VET Festival wanted to continue this unique session designed to be relevant and personal to all delegates.

    They say they are delighted that Fearne is taking time out of her busy schedule to make an exclusive appearance
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  • Pet owners give less than half of the veterinary recommended ectoparasite treatments each year


    Spring is the time of year when many cat and dog owners think about ectoparasite treatments and some may even ‘stock up’ with what they believe is a sufficient supply to cover their pet during the perceived risk period. In fact, the Simplyhealth Professionals team has been highlighting a study showing that most pet owners tend to treat for only four to six months a year.*
    Those on a practice pet health plan have parasite control included in their plan making adherence to their vet’s recommendation
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  • Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019 – winners announced!

    Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019 – winners announced!


    The winners of the prestigious Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019 have been announced in a glittering ceremony in The Mercian Suite at the Birmingham Conference & Events Centre in Birmingham, following a record-breaking number of nominations of the highest calibre for the third consecutive year. The awards were hosted by TV presenter and animal lover, Matt Baker, and renowned retired veterinary surgeon, Chris Laurence MBE FRCVS, who puts his name to the Vet of the Year Award. They...
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  • Dogs across Europe unite to help those without homes

    Dogs across Europe unite to help those without homes


    The Agria Dog Walk 2019 is set to unite thousands of paws across six countries, all on one day. The aim? To help raise much-needed funds for the animals that need it most, those that don’t yet have a forever home of their own.

    On Saturday May 25th 2019, walks will be taking place simultaneously in locations across Europe, with dogs (with their humans) coming together to raise money for the rescue that’s local to them. Walks are planned in Stockholm, Oslo, Helsinki, Copenhagen,
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  • UK’S first autism friendly vet practice announced

    UK’S first autism friendly vet practice announced


    A veterinary surgery in Cheshire has become the first in the UK to be recognised as autism friendly, by the National Autistic Society.

    Vets4Pets Alsager received the Autism Friendly Award, which recognises businesses that have made themselves more accessible to people with autism and their families, in time to mark World Autism Awareness Week (April 1-7).

    To be recognised with this award, the practice had to meet five objectives; customer information, staff awareness,
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  • Join the world’s equine vets at BEVA Congress

    Join the world’s equine vets at BEVA Congress



    Registration is now open and the full scientific programme is now online for BEVA Congress 11-14 September 2019, Europe’s largest equine veterinary conference. BEVA members booking before 8 May will benefit from super early bird prices.

    BEVA Congress, to be held at the popular at the ICC Birmingham, is the ultimate educational, knowledge sharing and networking event for the equine veterinary profession, designed by vets for vets. More than 1200 equine vets and veterinary
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  • Make your nomination for the 2019 Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year



    Nominations are now open to find this year’s Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year. Designed to highlight the hard work and dedication of Equine SQPs, the award supports those professionals who go the extra mile to help and advise customers on all aspects of the correct worming approach.

    To make sure your veterinary practice and outstanding SQP is acknowledged for the excellent level of service offered to your customers, be sure to make your nomination at http://3d
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  • Leading education journal publishes results of horse and rider weight ratio study



    The results of a pilot study on the effects of rider weight on equine performance have been published in the world’s leading journal of equine veterinary education, Equine Veterinary Education (EVE) https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eve.13085

    The study The influence of rider : horse bodyweight ratio and rider-horse saddle fit on equine gait and behaviour: A pilot study 1 has provided initial benchmark information on the potential health and welfare implications
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