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  • Livestock farmers urged to test sheep and cattle for liver fluke before treating this spring


    The very dry summer of 2018 followed by winter conditions that have kept liver fluke levels low mean there have been very few reports of losses from acute fluke disease, and incidents of disease due to chronic fluke infections are also much lower than in previous years.

    The Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS) and Control Of Cattle Parasites Sustainably (COWS) groups say this means testing for adult fluke this spring could pay dividends later in the year.
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  • CVBD World forum discuss a changing world in vector borne diseases

    CVBD World forum discuss a changing world in vector borne diseases



    Global parasitologists, veterinary clinicians and epidemiologists have joined together for the 14th CVBD World Forum, held in Trieste, Italy, to discuss the ever-changing global threat of CVBD’s and how veterinary professionals around the world can respond.
    In certain areas, the spread of disease carrying vectors is faster than previously recorded, with multiple factors influencing the epidemiology of companion vector-borne diseases around the world. These factors include climate
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  • Details of VET Festival 2019’s Wellness Hub Revealed

    Details of VET Festival 2019’s Wellness Hub Revealed



    This year’s VET Festival will once again put veterinary wellness at the heart of the event with an expanded Wellness Hub, including sessions run by the charity VetLife.

    Activities on offer in the Wellness Hub include sessions from Vet Festival yoga teacher Michaela Noonan, who will teach both dynamic Vinyasa yoga and the slower Yin method. She will also show delegates how to use yoga as a practical tool to manage stress and raw emotion and to enhance mood.

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  • Royal Canin announces the launch of Veterinary Health Nutrition

    Royal Canin announces the launch of Veterinary Health Nutrition



    Royal Canin has relaunched its entire portfolio of veterinary diets. Three original ranges; Veterinary Care Nutrition, Veterinary Diet and Multifunction, have been consolidated into one simplified range; Veterinary Health Nutrition.

    John O’Connor, Veterinary Marketing Manager, said: “We are constantly looking to evolve our offer and provide the very best in nutrition. We have simplified our ranges making it easier to navigate and choose the right product for each cat and
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  • New website showcases important role of Veterinary Specialists

    New website showcases important role of Veterinary Specialists



    Educational charity the British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has launched a new website, www.yourvetspecialist.org to help inform and guide animal owners. The new resource explains what Veterinary Specialists are and how they may be able to help, whatever the species of animal.

    www.yourvetspecialist.org has been designed as useful resource to which primary practices can direct their clients if a referral is being considered. It aims to make it easier for animal
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  • Battersea renews calls for tougher animal cruelty sentences, after dead dog is found in a river with bricks tied round its neck


    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is today renewing its calls for tougher animal cruelty sentences, after a dead dog was found in a river in Spalding, Lincolnshire, with bricks tied round its neck.

    According to media reports, the shocking discovery was made by a local fisherman who pulled the dog – believed to be a Staffordshire Bull Terrier – from the water. Police and the RSPCA are currently investigating the incident.

    Battersea’s Dog Law Expert Trevor Cooper said:...
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  • Global Advocate of the Role of Veterinarians in Animal Welfare Recognized with WSAVA Award



    An American veterinarian, board-certified in both animal welfare and behavior, has been announced as the recipient of this year’s World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Award for Companion Animal Welfare. Dr Melissa Bain is a professor of Clinical Animal Behavior at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in the US, where her research interests include enrichment for confined cats, owner attachment issues and stress in shelter animals. She is to receive the Award in recognition...
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  • Companion Consultancy welcomes vet Liz Barton as new Senior Account Manager



    Companion Consultancy, the PR and marketing agency run by vets, has appointed Liz Barton, vet and co-founder of the WellVet initiative, to the role of Senior Account Manager. Liz will be involved in all aspects of the business, delivering the wide range of services provided by Companion Consultancy. She shares the company’s vision to use its veterinary insights to support businesses and expand and develop additional projects, including Veterinary Woman.

    Liz graduated in
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  • Prestigious VMA Annual Awards ceremony recognises marketing excellence

    Prestigious VMA Annual Awards ceremony recognises marketing excellence



    Top comedy talent Sally Phillips, of Miranda, Bridget Jones’ Diary and Smack the Pony fame - to name but a few hosted a glittering awards ceremony for over 300 animal health and veterinary industry guests at the Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) Annual Awards ceremony on Friday 15th March 2019.

    Held at the 5-star Royal Lancaster London Hotel, guests were treated to a champagne reception followed by a fabulous three course meal, with prizes on offer from sponsors Noble
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  • BSAVA Congress introduces lunchtime lectures

    BSAVA Congress introduces lunchtime lectures



    New to the BSAVA Stand at Congress this year is a series of free pop up lunchtime lectures. They are free to all attendees but places are limited so delegates are encouraged to arrive early to secure their spot.

    The new lectures were born out of the success of last year’s pop up sessions at the BSAVA Stand. They will be running at 1.15pm Thursday to Saturday inclusive and will cover the important practicalities of antimicrobial resistance and BSAVA’s PROTECT ME resources,
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