Results for Small animal
  • Blog Post: Virbac launches combined FeLV/FIV/FCoV diagnostic test

    Virbac has announced the launch of Speed Trio, an in-house diagnostic test to enable the detection of FeLV (Feline Leukaemia Virus) antigens; anti-FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and anti-FCoV (Feline Coronavirus) antibodies in 15 minutes. The company says Speed Trio is designed to facilitate...
  • Blog Post: Ceva launches new 5ml Meloxidyl oral suspension for cats bottle

    Ceva Animal Health has extended its Meloxidyl dogs and cats’ range with the launch of a new 5ml Meloxidyl oral suspension for cats. The company says the new bottle size will provide more prescription options for veterinary practices currently stocking 15ml bottles and is a perfect post-surgery...
  • Blog Post: Virbac launches Propofol-Lipuro Vet for use in cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Propofol-Lipuro Vet, a short-acting intravenously administered and short-term maintenance general anaesthetic for use in dogs and cats. Propofol-Lipuro Vet contains no preservatives so its use can be repeated, even in cats, for continuous rate infusion. No age restrictions apply...
  • Blog Post: Virbac launches Lepto4 vaccine

    Virbac has announced the launch of Canigen Lepto4 vaccine, which covers an additional two strains of Leptospirosis over its existing Canigen Lepto2 vaccine. The company says the new product is designed to give practices the flexibility to meet the needs of certain high-risk groups in the UK and in...
  • Blog Post: Eukanuba study reveals secret to a long life

    Eukanuba has published the results of a 10 year study to evaluate the health and longevity of continuously Eukanuba-fed dogs, in which 90% lived beyond the breed's typical lifespan. Before the start of the study, a independent panel of veterinary academics and experts assessed existing evidence...
  • Blog Post: PDSA offers free CPD-qualifying welfare workshops

    The PDSA has announced that it is offering free workshops to help veterinary professionals deliver new welfare checks called 'PetWise MOTs'. The PetWise MOT checks focus on the five welfare needs, and the workshops count for seven hours CPD. The charity says that while the workshops are suitable...
  • Blog Post: Hampshire nurse raises £5,500 for Ileostomy Association

    Hampshire nurse Victoria Crockford has, together with her employer GP Vets , raised more than £5,500 for the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group . Victoria, who was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2005, has been supported by the charity since her diagnosis. Deciding she wanted to...
  • Blog Post: RVC epilepsy app to be available in seven languages

    The Pet Epilepsy Tracker, an app developed by the RVC to help pet owners monitor their dog's condition and response to treatment, is to be translated into seven languages and offered throughout Europe. Launched during National Epilepsy Week in May last year, the Pet Epilepsy Tracker was developed...
  • Blog Post: Henry Schein buys practice management software company

    Henry Schein Inc. has announced an agreement to acquire RxWorks Inc. , the veterinary practice management software provider. Founded in 1988 and with headquarters in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, RxWorks has 68 team members and an installed base of more than 1,500 veterinary clinics in 19 countries...
  • Blog Post: Defra rejects petition to protect VN title

    Defra has rejected the RCVS petition to protect the VN title, saying that criminalising the use of the term 'veterinary nurse' by other animal carers in a veterinary setting would be unduly harsh. In rejecting the petition, which had gained nearly 22,000 signatures, Defra made the point that...
  • Blog Post: WSAVA launches updated vaccination guidelines

    The Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG) of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has updated the Vaccination Guidelines it offers to veterinary surgeons. The association says its Canine and Feline Vaccination Guidelines aim to provide globally applicable recommendations to help veterinary...
  • Blog Post: Keppra shows promise for treatment of feline epileptic syndrome

    A group of UK-based investigators from Davies Veterinary Group and the UCL School of Pharmacy has published the results of a study which suggests Keppra (levetiracetam) shows promise for the treatment of feline audiogenic reflex seizures (FARS). The condition, which was first documented by the same...
  • Blog Post: Defra seeks veterinary input on tougher dog breeding licensing

    Defra has announced a consultation which seeks to strengthen the regulations around dog breeding and pet sales in order to improve animal welfare. The consultation proposes to make it a requirement for anyone producing three more more litters a year to be licensed, and to clarify existing rules that...
  • Blog Post: Ceva announces biggest ever TV advertising campaign for Adaptil and Feliway

    Ceva Animal Health has announced its biggest ever TV advertising campaign, designed to highlight the benefits of using Adaptil and Feliway, will begin on Christmas Day. The TV advertisement for Adaptil focuses on Meg and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dude, who is anxious when Meg is away from...
  • Blog Post: RSA unveils Preferred Referral Network

    RSA has confirmed the initial 27 practices that have joined its new Preferred Referral Network , launching today. The creation of the network means that whilst veterinary surgeons can continue to appoint referral practices as they do now, owners of animals needing a non-emergency referral outside...
  • Blog Post: Veterinary time capsule to be buried under Glasgow hospital

    Pets’n’Vets has announced that it is burying a veterinary time capsule under its new Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital being built on the southside of Glasgow. Brainchild of Pets’n’Vets partner Ross Allan, the idea is that the capsule will reveal to future generations how the...
  • Blog Post: Animalcare launches new range of disinfectants

    Animalcare has launched Vetaclean, a new range of disinfectants which the company says has a notably high kill activity against canine parvovirus and common feline viruses such as FIV, FeLV and FCV. The range comprises Vetaclean Parvo Advance, a surface disinfectant-cleaner, Vetaclean enzymatic instrument...
  • Blog Post: Zoetis launches Ketavet for dogs, cats and horses

    Zoetis has announced the launch of Ketavet. The intravenous anaesthetic solution containing ketamine is available in 10ml and 50ml presentations. The new product coincides with the re-classification of ketamine as a schedule 2 drug. Ketavet is a clear, colourless solution for injection containing...
  • Blog Post: Zoetis says Apoquel now back on full distribution

    Zoetis has announced that it has upscaled production of Apoquel, the oral therapy for the treatment of canine pruritus, and it is now available to all UK vet practices on unlimited distribution. The company says that there was unprecedented demand for Apoquel following its launch last year, so it...
  • Blog Post: Homeopathic vet convicted of cruelty

    Dorset-based homeopathic practitioner Philippa Rodale, who requested that her name be removed from the RCVS Register in July , has been convicted of cruelty at Weymouth Magistrates Court. The case related to Mrs Rodale's treatment of a female foxhound called 'Dangerous', which had been...
  • Blog Post: New feline vaccination guide from Merial

    Merial has published Give Them Just What they Need , a guide to the key considerations concerning the vaccination of cats. The company says it produced the guide after conducting research in which 76% of small animal veterinary surgeons said they are not fully aware of the most recent feline vaccination...
  • Blog Post: New supplement to support eye health

    Invicta Animal Health has announced the launch of Ocuvance, a nutritional supplement to support ocular health in dogs and cats. The company says Ocuvance is formulated to provide an antioxidant complex supporting and maintaining the health of eyes. The tablets contain lutein, a xanthophyll pigment...
  • Blog Post: Research reveals bacteria associated with feline gum disease

    Researchers from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition have published two studies which reveal, for the first time, the most common bacterial species associated with gum disease in cats. Working with veterinary dentists and the Harvard affiliated Forsyth Institute, researchers used DNA sequencing technologies...
  • Blog Post: Ceva launches Amodip for the treatment of hypertension in cats

    Ceva Animal Health has launched Amodip, described as the first ever cat-friendly amlodipine licensed for veterinary use for the treatment of hypertension in cats. Amodip is a chicken-flavoured, two-way break chewable tablet; its 1.25mg tablet size is designed for accurate dosing of cats, with a two...
  • Blog Post: Royal Canin launches anatomical tool

    Royal Canin has launched NATOM Explorer, an interactive online tool designed to help the entire practice team visualise and explain the cat and dog anatomy and disease conditions to their clients. NATOM (‘aNATOMical map’) hosts a library that supports explanations given by the veterinary...