Results for Small animal
  • Blog Post: Texas vet provokes outrage after posting picture of cat she'd killed with a bow and arrow

    A vet from Texas hit the headlines this weekend after allegedly killing a feral cat with a bow and arrow and then posting photographs and bragging about it on Facebook. According to various news reports, Kristen Lindsey DVM's post quickly went viral, and one of two Facebook pages set up in response...
  • Blog Post: Virbac launches new spot-on ectoparasiticide

    Virbac has launched Prinovox, a new prescription-only spot-on ectoparasiticide for dogs and cats. The company says the new product contains the same combination of Moxidectin and Imidacloprid as the market leader, but is offered with a unique and innovative pet owner engagement programme to help practices...
  • Blog Post: New wound healing gel from Bayer

    Bayer Animal Health has launched Remend Wound Spray Gel for cats, dogs and horses. The new gel contains Remend's structurally modified hyaluronic acid (HA). Bayer says it provides a matrix for cellular events that occur during the proliferative phase of the healing process, which has been shown...
  • Blog Post: New campaign to encourage owners to prioritise pet healthcare

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has launched 'The Happy Healthy Pets Project', designed to encourage owners to prioritise pet healthcare. At the heart of the campaign is a new online photography gallery at pethealthinfo.org.uk , where owners and veterinary professionals are being...
  • Blog Post: Vetmedin now indicated to delay CHF in Dobermans

    Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that Vetmedin Chewable Tablets have been licensed for treating pre-clinical dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Doberman Pinschers 1 . Boehringer says DCM is the most common form of cardiomyopathy in dogs and the second most common form of acquired heart disease in dogs...
  • Blog Post: Time to Chewz

    A new company supplying pet chews to the veterinary profession has launched this month. The Soft Chew Company has been set up by Kevin Ingram, owner of the veterinary supplier J.A.K Marketing and Niall McFerran, who has in the past worked for a number of veterinary healthcare companies including Animalcare...
  • Blog Post: Demand for pet crematoria sparks opening of new centre in Gloucestershire

    CPC has announced the opening of a new pet crematorium in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire to meet rising demand. According to the company, there has been an increase of 12% in individual pet cremations over the last four years, and about half the pets that come to the company from Vets Now are given individual...
  • Blog Post: If you want cats to relax in theatre, Bach

    New research 1 published in in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery by veterinary clinicians at the University of Lisbon and a clinic in the nearby town of Barreiro in Portugal, suggests that cats may benefit from reduced anxiety, stress and perceived pain if music is played in the operating theatre...
  • Blog Post: MSD launches Big Tick Project

    MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of The Big Tick Project, both to investigate whether ticks are carrying more pathogens and to raise awareness amongst the public. The company highlights research which shows that nationally, tick distribution has expanded by 17% in the last 10 years and tick...
  • 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...