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New powers to curb irresponsible dog owners

As of the start of this week, police forces and local authorities have new legal powers designed to reduce the number of dog attacks. For the first time, police and local authorities will be able to demand...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 22 Oct 2014 8:05 AM
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Aussie vet students strip off for charity

Fourth year veterinary students from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science have produced a nude calendar in which they use a variety of strategically placed animals to protect their...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Tue, 21 Oct 2014 1:08 PM
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First systematic review of veterinary homeopathy trials

The Veterinary Record has published what the British Homeopathy Association is calling the first ever systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in veterinary homeopathy . The review was...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:51 AM
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CVS launches nursing academy

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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:45 AM
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Government urges vets and nurses to become Antibiotic Guardians

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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:32 AM
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New guide to antibiotic use

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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 1:18 PM
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78% of vets treated animals for ingesting human medicines in 2013/14

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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:34 AM
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New urine test result app

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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:58 AM
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Virbac launches new wormer for cats and dogs

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...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Tue, 07 Oct 2014 10:43 AM
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Vet Nurse Online awards grant for animal welfare volunteering

Vet Nurse Online has announced the award of its £500 Volunteering for Animal Welfare grant to Ashley Crews, a veterinary nurse who volunteers "all the time" raising orphaned puppies and...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:38 AM
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Review calls for human-style clinical research into feline diabetes

A review of past research papers on the treatment of feline diabetes carried out by Dr Stijn Niessen at the RVC has found that much of the research into the condition was based on low-level evidence, lacked...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Thu, 02 Oct 2014 11:28 AM
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Dog picks best place in the world to fall into a canal

A 17-year-old collie cross called Barney picked arguably the best place in the world for an old dog to fall into a canal last Saturday, when it was rescued by one of the teams taking part in the kayaking...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 01 Oct 2014 9:18 AM
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Internal medicine specialist joins Chester referral practice

CVS Group has announced that European internal medicine specialist Caroline Kisielewicz MVB CertSAM DipECVIM-CA is joining ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists with effect from 1 October 2014. Caroline...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:20 PM
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Bayer helps gather the evidence that old people benefit from owning pets

The International Federation on Ageing has published Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons , a report described as the most extensive literature review to date of research undertaken in the...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Fri, 26 Sep 2014 9:20 AM
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Vétoquinol launches pet behaviour website

Vétoquinol, makers of Zylkène, a complementary feed for cats and dogs, has launched www.zylkenepet.co.uk , a new website with advice for pet owners about how they can help their pet deal...
Published Arlo Guthrie on Wed, 24 Sep 2014 8:06 AM
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