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  • Veterinary Homeopathic Nosodes

    Veterinary Homeopathic Nosodes


    It has come to our attention that some companies are illegally making medicinal claims for their nosode products, often comparing their effects to those of a vaccine. A nosode is a homeopathic remedy made from diseased animal tissue (including faeces, blood, pus, discharges, and saliva). Once the starting material is obtained, it is then sterilized and serially diluted, just like any other homeopathic remedy. A nosode, like any other veterinary homeopathic remedy, must be registered in...
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  • Charity Reports Decrease in Number of Horses Transported Long Distances Across Europe for Slaughter


    Horse transported for slaughter

    International charity, World Horse Welfare, has campaigned against the long-distance transport of horses across Europe to slaughter for more than 90 years and the latest figures obtained show a large decrease in the numbers subjected to these journeys, which can last for up to 24 hours at a time.

    In 2012, data indicated that around 50,000 horses endured long-distance road journeys covering up to thousands of miles but the most recent
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  • Charity launches new online CPD short-course: ‘Introduction to Pet Bereavement Support Skills



    Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service (PBSS) has launched a new two-hour ‘Introduction to Pet Bereavement Support Skills’ e-learning short course. The course is aimed at those in the pet sector who may be faced with difficult and sensitive conversations around pet loss with customers who may be in distress after the loss of a much loved animal. Handling pet loss is now an essential trained skill needed within vet practices for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme accreditation.
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  • UK vet students join international students for ROYAL CANIN® Student Ambassador Event



    ROYAL CANIN this week hosted 38 students from 18 countries, including seven students from the UK. Hosted at Royal Canin’s central campus in Aimargues, France, the event brought together representatives from some of the world’s top veterinary universities.

    The two day event saw ROYAL CANIN share scientific insight behind their diets, with workshops, networking, team activities and expert talks. The event culminated with a tour of the ROYAL CANIN campus and an opportunity
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  • Bayer and the Royal Veterinary College host inspiring ‘Careers with Animals’ event for local schools



    Bayer and The Royal Veterinary College teamed up to host two free education days in the BayLab at Bayer’s Reading headquarters for young people interested in pursuing a career with animals.

    Veterinary teams from Bayer and the RVC were on hand to deliver two action packed days educating students on the various career options open to them through studying science and most importantly, the vital roles they could play in the future through learning how to protect animals,
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  • Medivet Student Award Winners Announced

    Medivet Student Award Winners Announced


    Nicole Pitulia - Edinburgh Student Award winner
    Credit Norrie Russell


    Medivet has announced the winners of a competition among fifth year veterinary students who have undertaken EMS placements at the company’s practices across the UK. The company offered a monetary prize and a certificate for the best case study of a patient the student saw during their EMS period. In writing the case study, they were asked to reflect on what the case taught them. Did it for instance, alert...
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  • ISFM to hold first annual conference just for veterinary nurses

    ISFM to hold first annual conference just for veterinary nurses



    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is to hold its first ever annual conference dedicated to feline veterinary nursing. Being held on 15th September in Stratford-upon-Avon, the conference will cover a range of stimulating feline-specific topics, delivered by a panel of expert speakers.

    The day is being sponsored by Ceva, Hill’s and Petplan and will take the format of nine presentations, providing 5 hours of CPD. The topics being covered include, dietary
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  • Blue Cross comment on Dressage NZ's ruling on over-tight nosebands

    Blue Cross comment on Dressage NZ's ruling on over-tight nosebands

    Rosie Mogford, Blue Cross senior horse rehoming manager, said: “Blue Cross welcomes the news from Dressage New Zealand who are reported to be ruling to prevent over-tightening of horses’ nosebands in competition.

    Our charity believes it should never be common practice to use pain as a means of control, particularly as the principles of dressage are predicated on harmony and lightness. Tack i.e. bit, bridle and curb chain should not be so tight that is uncomfortable on initial fitting.
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  • Seresto® collar granted prestigious Easy to Give status

    Seresto® collar granted prestigious Easy to Give status



    Bayer’s innovative POM-V flea and tick collar, Seresto, has been awarded Easy to Give status by feline charity International Cat Care.

    The award, which recognises pharmaceutical products that make giving medication to cats easier, was awarded to Seresto due to its simple mode of application, long period of efficacy and unique safety mechanism, making it an ideal choice for efficacious flea and tick prevention.

    Seresto provides up to 8 months of protection
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  • ISFM European congress huge hit in sunny Sorrento

    ISFM European congress huge hit in sunny Sorrento



    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) welcomed over 500 vets from 35 countries to its Feline Veterinary Congress in the beautiful town of Sorrento, on Italy’s famous Amalfi coast.

    The scientific programme covered two themes: urology and oncology, with talks from renowned experts in these fields. Also on offer were three in-depth masterclasses and five sponsor-lead symposia. Running alongside this scientific programme was a busy commercial exhibition where
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