Results for Small animal
  • Blog Post: Bayer launches Drontal Dog Tasty Bone

    Bayer has announced that it has launched a new bone-shaped version of the Drontal Plus tablet with greatly increased palatability to increase client compliance. In a field study, new Drontal Dog Tasty Bone proved to be voluntarily consumed by 88% of 150 dogs1. Vicky McAlister, Group Product Manager...
  • Blog Post: Ceva launches new wormer for dogs

    Ceva Animal Health has launched a new broad-spectrum, flavoured endoparasiticide tablet, Milbactor for dogs. Milbactor contains milbemycin oxime and praziquantel, which offer protection against the common nematodes seen in the UK and the main species of tapeworm. Milbemycin oxime treats Toxocara...
  • Blog Post: Vets4Pets set to revolutionise OOH with 24 hour clinics

    Vets4Pets has announced that it is piloting a 'revolutionary' new 24/7 service at its practices in Rayleigh in Essex, Rustington in Sussex and Bournemouth in Dorset. The company says that clients of the new 24/7 clinics will be able to have their pets seen and treated at any time by the same...
  • Blog Post: BCF launches canine x-ray positioning guides

    BCF Technology has launched a series of free canine X-ray positioning guides which are now available to download from www.bcftechnology.com . The company says the guides are designed to provide a quick, easy-to-use reference to help you get the best radiographic views possible, every time. BCF...
  • Blog Post: New guidance for the treatment of diabetic cats

    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM), the veterinary division of International Cat Care, has published Consensus Guidelines on the Practical Management of Diabetes Mellitus in Cats to help veterinary teams deliver optimal management for the diabetic cats presented in practice. The guidelines...
  • Blog Post: Virbac launches mini microchips

    Virbac has launched the BackHome Mini Chip, a microchip which is 8mm long compared to the existing standard which is 12mm. The new Mini Chips are made of a pharmaceutical grade glass with an anti-migration coating. Because of their smaller size, they can be implanted with a needle that is 34% smaller...
  • Blog Post: Axiom launches new pet allergy test

    Axiom Laboratories has launched MiPetAllergy, a pet allergy test which the company says is not affected by medication and which requires no withdrawal period prior to testing. Axiom developed the MiPetAllergy in partnership with ALK, which makes Artuvetrin . With its food elimination diet selector...
  • Blog Post: Cat charity launches vet clinic photo competition

    International Cat Care has launched a competition in which veterinary practice staff are invited to take a 'selfie' of themselves with their favourite cat and upload it to the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/ISFMcats ), where cat lovers from around...
  • Blog Post: Suffolk vet reprimanded for inadequate care of dog with heatstroke

    Lowestoft vet Frank Eric Ainsworth MRCVS has received a severe reprimand and warning as to future conduct from the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after being found guilty of serious professional misconduct. The charge against Mr Ainsworth was that in July 2013, he failed to provide adequate care to Ash...
  • Blog Post: Vetergesic back in stock and on special offer

    Ceva Animal Health has announced that Vetergesic (buprenorphine), its long-lasting analgesic, is now back in stock and on special offer with the rest of the company's analgesic product range. The company says it has appointed a new, dedicated Vetergesic manufacturing site and increased stock-holding...
  • 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...