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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:45 AM - 1 Comments

CVS launches nursing academy

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Corporate vet practice CVS has launched what is billed as a state-of-the-art nurse academy to help the company's 1,000+ veterinary nurses develop their skills. Once they have qualified, nurses can enrol onto the MiNurse Academy through a new online...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:32 AM - 0 Comments

Government urges vets and nurses to become Antibiotic Guardians

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Public Health England ( PHE ) is urging veterinary surgeons, nurses, other healthcare professionals and the public to become Antibiotic Guardians by visiting antibioticguardian.com and pledging to make better use of antibiotics, to help make sure they...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 1:18 PM - 0 Comments

New guide to antibiotic use

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , Bayer Animal Health has launched Back to Basics , a new guide to antibiotic use which focuses on the concerns raised by vets and vet students about antibiotics in a survey carried out by the company. 465 vets and 40 students took part in the survey in...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:34 AM - 0 Comments

78% of vets treated animals for ingesting human medicines in 2013/14

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Direct Line has revealed the results of a small survey which found that 78% of veterinary surgeons had treated pets for ingesting human medicines in the last year. 100 vets took part in the study, of which 28% reported that they had cases where owners...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 8:08 AM - 0 Comments

New safety qualification for people who drive at work

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The British Safety Council has launched a new qualification to help people who drive as part of their work stay safe on the roads. According to the organisation, the Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work provides work drivers with key knowledge of the...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:58 AM - 0 Comments

New urine test result app

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Virbac, maker of Pronefra for the management of CKD in cats and dogs, has launched a free app to help interpret patients' urine test results in line with the latest International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) Guidelines. The app, which is also called...
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 6:45 PM - 0 Comments

Belfast vet collects first Queen's Medal

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Belfast-based Des Thompson MRCVS was presented with the first ever RCVS Queen's Medal by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Des, pictured right showing off the new medal with his wife Rosalie, received two separate nominations for the...
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 4:24 PM - 0 Comments

Aberdeen RVN scoops £5000 Vétoquinol behaviour bursary

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Vétoquinol, the maker of Zylkène, has announced that Nicola Jamieson, an RVN at Ardene House Vets in Aberdeen, has won the company's £5,000 bursary to help a veterinary nurse extend their knowledge of animal behaviour and further...
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:43 AM - 0 Comments

Virbac launches new wormer for cats and dogs

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Virbac has launched Milpro, a palatable milbemycin / praziquantel-based broad-spectrum wormer for dogs and cats. Milpro is offered in tablet sizes suitable for dogs, small dogs or puppies, cats and small cats or kittens for ease of dosing. It is presented...
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 9:30 AM - 0 Comments

20% of horse owners don't know how to treat redworm

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , This year's National Equine Health Survey, conducted by the Blue Cross and supported by Zoetis, has revealed that 20% of owners who claimed to have treated for encysted small redworm (ESRW) used a wormer that was not indicated to treat the parasite...
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