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  • Colin Buchan Wins Dairy Vet of the Year

    Colin Buchan Wins Dairy Vet of the Year


    Colin Buchan, Clinical Director at Avondale Vet Group in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire, was presented with the award for Dairy Vet of the Year at this year’s Cream Awards.
    The judges noted his commitment to his profession, his ‘endeavour to get farms to look at presentation and not just fire-fighting as a strategy’ and felt strongly that Colin really cared for his customers, for the animals and for his colleagues at Avondale Vets and beyond.
    ‘I was delighted just to be be nominated for the award,’ says Colin,...
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  • Zoetis UK Statement Following The Equine Flu Outbreak

    Zoetis UK Statement Following The Equine Flu Outbreak


    Following recent news alerting the public to an outbreak of Equine Influenza (flu) steps have been taken by the British Horseracing Association (BHA) to provide guidance on events and how to prevent further risk of the disease. What is clear so far is;
    · The BHA veterinary team has been in contact with more than 50 trainers and veterinary surgeons to allow them to make an informed assessment of the risk of equine influenza spreading and they have shared clear guidance. Please see the link below for more information

    o https://www.b...
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  • Medivet Saving the Rhino’s Client Donation Portal Smashes £400,000 Milestone

    Medivet has thanked its clients for their overwhelming generosity in support of the Wilderness FoundationAfrica's* Forever Wild Rhino Protection Initiative. Donations made by clients using the Pennies** portal installed in Medivet’s practices not only reached, but exceeded the £400,000 mark, standing at £414,000 by the end of January. This brings the total amount raised by Medivet Saving the Rhino to more than £550,000 since the project’s inception in 2015. The additional monies have been raised through staff and supplier donations and a variety...
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  • Finalists revealed for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019

    Finalists revealed for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019


    Following a record number of nominations for the third consecutive year, Ceva Animal Health has revealed its finalists for the prestigious Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2019.

    The awards celebrate the achievements of remarkable people from the farming, veterinary and charity industries, who go beyond the call of duty to better the lives of animals around the world. Nominations were submitted by friends, family, clients and colleagues.

    Spanning eight categories, the shortlist for the 2019 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards is as follows:

    Chris Laurence Vet of the Year Award supported by Vet Record · Chris ‘Sid’ Parker, Scarsdale Vet Group · Hannah Capon, Canine Arthritis Management · Alison Thomas, Blue Cros
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  • EVJ Provides Free Online Access to Latest Research on Endocrinopathic Laminitis


    Laminitis, a complex, common and potentially devastating disease, remains one of the greatest veterinary challenges in the equestrian world. As knowledge of the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of endocrinopathic laminitis continues to grow, the Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) is helping equine vets stay up to speed by giving them free access to a substantial collection of recent articles from around the world.
    Understanding and managing equine endocrinopathic laminitis is a special online collection of 27 papers and three accompanying editorials compiled by EVJ Associate Editor
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  • BEVA introduces CPD for vets returning to equine practice

    BEVA introduces CPD for vets returning to equine practice


    BEVA has introduced some exceptional CPD courses for equine and mixed vets returning to equine practice after a break from clinical work.
    The courses are aimed at refreshing knowledge, practical skills and confidence and have been specifically designed by vets who have returned to work after a break.
    Sarah Gasper, BEVA’S Learning Manager explains: “Many of us on the BEVA education team understand exactly what it’s like to return to practice whether after a career break, paternity/maternity...
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  • Future of veterinary medicine the hot topic at VET19

    Future of veterinary medicine the hot topic at VET19


    Must-know latest research, the future of evidence-based veterinary medicine and real-life examples of quality improvement will be explored at VET19 on Thursday, 27th and Friday, 28th June at the Kia Oval, London.

    The two-day conference, organised by RCVS Knowledge, will bring together voices from across the veterinary profession and allied industries, delivering world-class clinical lectures, networking opportunities and a celebration of inspiring teams and individuals.
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  • Vet Warns Of The Risks Of Not Treating For Encysted Small Redworm

    Vet Warns Of The Risks Of Not Treating For Encysted Small Redworm


    Zoetis Inc. today announced that recent cases of serious disease caused by severe encysted small redworm infections have prompted Zoetis vet Wendy Talbot to remind horse owners of the risks posed by not treating for this potentially fatal parasite.

    In the spring the small redworm larvae can erupt from their hibernation inside the horse’s gut in large numbers, breaking and damaging the lining of the intestinal wall. Symptoms include diarrhoea, weight loss and colic. This condition
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  • Virbac adds Hexarinse® For Horses to the growing equine portfolio

    Virbac adds Hexarinse® For Horses to the growing equine portfolio


    Virbac is delighted to announce the addition of Hexarinse® For Horses to the Virbac Equine range.

    In response to the demand of UK equine vets specialising in dentistry, Virbac has introduced Hexarinse® For Horses to their equine range in the UK. Hexarinse® For Horses is an oral rinsing solution prepared specifically for horses that contains dilute chlorhexidine gluconate with an attractive mint flavour and does not require reconstitution.

    Hexarinse® for Horses is
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  • SPVS and VMG Take to the Road in 2019

    SPVS and VMG Take to the Road in 2019



    The Society of Practicing Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) and the Veterinary Management Group (VMG) will run a programme of highly focussed non-clinical CPD training days in 2019 sponsored by Hill’s and Simplyhealth. The focus will be on the recruitment, retention and wellbeing of the practice team and business profitability, two aspects of veterinary practice that should go hand in hand. For a list of courses and full details visit www.spvs-vmg-events.co.uk In addition, this year, SPVS...
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