Results for Small animal
  • Blog Post: Vet in court over X-ray of employee’s foot

    John Kenward MRCVS, a director of Maidstone practice Pet Emergency Treatment Services, has been given a conditional discharge for allowing an employee to X-ray her own foot after a horse stamped on it. Maidstone Magistrates heard that the employee, a 25 year-old vet and equine intern, was afraid the...
  • Blog Post: Dechra launches larger size for ketamine-based anaesthetic

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched a new 50 ml bottle of its rapid acting dissociative anaesthetic licensed for cats, dogs and horses, Anesketin. Anesketin solution for injection, containing Ketamine 100 mg/ml, is indicated for induction of anaesthesia. Dechra Brand Manager Craig Sankey said...
  • Blog Post: Virbac supports Glasgow students' homeless project

    Virbac has announced that it is to support the work of Glasgow student vets buy supplying their homeless project with vaccines and parasiticides. 'Trusty Paws' was set up last year by fourth year veterinary student Ruby Shorrock and a group of her fellow students to provide basic veterinary...
  • Blog Post: New DNA test for macular corneal dystrophy in Labradors

    The Animal Health Trust and the Kennel Club have announced that a new, non-invasive DNA test for the genetic mutation causing macular corneal dystrophy (MCD) in Labradors will be available from the Animal Health Trust DNA Testing Service from Monday 26 January 2015. Macular corneal dystrophy (MCD...
  • Blog Post: New 'super practice' planned for Glasgow

    Pets'n'Vets, a Glasgow-based partnership, has revealed plans to open what it describes as the city's first veterinary 'super practice'. Located at a 7500 sq ft customised facility in the Auldhouse Retail Park in Pollokshaws, The Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital will provide comprehensive...
  • Blog Post: Centaur to offer K-Laser therapy equipment

    Centaur Services has announced a new partnership with VBS Direct which will allow the wholesaler to offer USA-based K-Laser products to its customers for the first time. According to VBS, the K-Laser range can be used to treat a wide range of conditions . However, the company says most practices choose...
  • Blog Post: Ceva launches new flea spot-on for cats

    Ceva Animal Health has announced the launch of Vectra Felis, a new spot-on flea treatment for cats. The new product contains two active ingredients: dinotefuran and pyriproxyfen. The first is an adulticide which Ceva says kills fleas on contact, thereby stopping fleas biting before they die. The second...
  • Blog Post: Veterinary nurses give Comfortis the thumbs up

    Elanco Companion Animal Health has announced the results of research it carried out amongst veterinary nurses at BVNA to discover how they think owners feel about Comfortis, its oral flea control for cats and dogs. The company conducted the research amongst 330 veterinary nurses during BVNA Congress...
  • Blog Post: CVS announces £3m investment in next-gen MRI

    CVS has announced a two year programme of investment of more than £3 million in two high-field (1.5 Tesla) MRI scanners and seven CT scanners as part of a programme to provide advanced imaging resourcing across the group. The first of the MRI scanners will be installed at ChesterGates, CVS'...
  • Blog Post: Ceva launches new Feliway TV advertisement

    Ceva Animal Health has launched a new national TV advertising campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of its veterinary behaviour product Feliway amongst cat owners. Featuring the strapline ‘Transforming behaviour begins with Feliway’, Ceva says the advertisement will educate cat owners...
  • Blog Post: Merial launches new wormer for dogs

    Merial Animal Health has launched Veloxa, a palatable broad spectrum dewormer for dogs, effective against roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm. Merial says Veloxa uses a proprietary technology which coats the bitter active ingredients in the beef-flavoured chewable tablets. In the company's...
  • Blog Post: New campaign to highlight danger of Christmas treats

    Forum Animal Health , makers of Apometic, an emetic for dogs, has launched a campaign to raise awareness among vets about the dangers of human foods to dogs, particularly over the festive period. According to the PDSA, almost half a million dog owners are still giving them chocolate treats intended...
  • Blog Post: 8000+ dogs chipped by CVS in free Dogs Trust scheme

    CVS reports that the 273-practice group has chipped more than 8000 dogs under the Dogs Trust 'Free Microchipping through Vets' campaign. With a law making microchipping compulsory set to come into force on 6 April 2016, Dogs Trust launched its 'Free Microchipping through Vets' campaign...
  • Blog Post: New alternative to iodine for drying out umbilical cords

    Vetsonic UK has announced the addition to its range of Vetericyn Super 7+, a brand new umbilical cord dry-out solution for use in calves, lambs, piglets, foals, kids and puppies which is designed as an alternative to iodine. Vetsonic says that because Super 7+ contains no iodine, it won't encourage...
  • Blog Post: More practices offering CarefreeCredit to clients

    CarefreeCredit, the vet-run company we reported on back in October , has announced that it is working with its 600th practice in offering its interest-free or low-interest credit to clients that find themselves unable to pay for unforeseen veterinary treatment. Stewart Halperin MRCVS, Managing Director...
  • Blog Post: Lintbells launches feline urinary health supplement

    Lintbells Veterinary has announced the launch of Yurelieve, a feline urinary health supplement containing multiple glycosaminoglycans, L-tryptophan and EFAs. Andrew Connolly, Product Manager at Lintbells Veterinary said: "Yurelieve supports a condition which is not only frustrating to treat,...
  • Blog Post: Docsinnovent launches v-gel rabbit dentistry video

    Docsinnovent has launched a v-gel rabbit dentistry educational training video . The four minute video shows how to obtain a safer anaesthesia airway using the v-gel supraglottic airway device in rabbit dentistry procedures. It's the second in the series, after the cat dental video . In addition...
  • Blog Post: Welsh veterinary group challenges the corporates on customer care

    Heath Vets , a Cardiff-based veterinary group, has announced that is has become the first veterinary group in Wales to appoint designated customer care personnel, enabling it to take on and beat the corporates at customer service. Leanne Kiddie was appointed Customer Care Manager, tasked with ensuring...
  • Blog Post: Kent nurse scoops Royal Canin's Pet Heath Counsellor of the Year award.

    Royal Canin has announced that Jill Moody-Smith, a veterinary nurse and Pet Health Counsellor (PHC) from Eagle Vets in Birchington, Kent has been crowned the winner of its annual ‘Pet Health Counsellor of the Year’ Awards. Jill was presented with her award, which included £1,500...
  • Blog Post: Dechra launches ciclosporin treatment for canine atopic dermatitis

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Sporimune (ciclosporin), licensed for the treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Roger Brown, Senior Brand Manager at Dechra Veterinary Products, said: "Around 20% of all small animal consultations involve skin conditions and...
  • Blog Post: New canine urinary incontinence support website for pet owners

    Vétoquinol (maker of Propalin) has announced the launch of a new canine urinary incontinence support website for pet owners. canineui.co.uk contains information about the causes, diagnostic methods and treatment options for canine urinary incontinence. It also includes tips for living with...
  • Blog Post: New guidelines on use of NSAIDs in cats from ISFM

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) has published ' Consensus Guidelines on the Long-term use of NSAIDs in cats ' in the July 2010 edition of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. The society says it has developed the guidelines in order to try and address the major welfare...
  • Blog Post: Labrador is UK's favourite breed

    New research released by National Pet Month (5th April -5th May) has found that the UK's most popular dog breed is the Labrador. There are 209 recognised dog breeds in the UK; 7.3 million dogs in total in the UK, one in ten of which is a Labrador. The Pet Population study was conducted by leading...
  • Blog Post: New product to make it easier to collect cats' urine samples

    Kruuse has announced that it is to become the exclusive veterinary distributor in Europe for Kit4Cat , a globally patented hydrophobic sand for veterinary use. Kit4Cat is a biodegradable sand with a natural non-toxic urine repelling coating which allows veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and cat...
  • Blog Post: Bayer launches new feed additive for renal disease in cats

    Bayer Animal Health has launched Renalzin®, a feed additive for the management of Chronic Renal Disease (CRD), the leading cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in older cats 1 . One-third of all cats over 15 years of age have CRD 2 , but the disease often remains undetected until the cat...