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    Nutravet launches new oral health product

    Nutravet has launched nutraplaque, a new product designed to help oral health and hygiene in cats and dogs. Nutraplaque contains Ascophyllum Nodosum seaweed and decaffeinated green tea extract, presented in sprinkle capsules. Nutravet says the seaweed...
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    Surrey referral hospital introduces new career structure for its vet nurses

    North Downs Specialist Referrals (NDSR), in Bletchingley, has introduced what it says is an innovative new structure for its nursing team which provides more and better career pathways, a greater importance for its nursing staff, and a better work-life...
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    TVM relaunches coprophagia treatment for dogs

    TVM has relaunched Copro-nil, a treatment to stop dogs eating faeces. According to the company, coprophagia affects 23% of dogs, with 16% being repeat offenders. Copro-nil is a powder which, when added to food, makes the resultant faeces unpalatable...
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    'IR35 and Veterinary Locums' meeting now available to watch online

    A recording of the Zoom meeting hosted this week by VetNurse.co.uk and VetSurgeon.org to discuss IR35 and the implications for veterinary locums and practices is now available to view online. At the meeting, Simon Biles from Moore Scarrott gave a 30...
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    Vet nurses encouraged to get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week activities with Vetlife

    Vetlife is encouraging all members of the veterinary team to get involved with a number of online activities it is running during Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts on Monday. The charity is asking everyone to donate £5 and nominate 5 friends...
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    Free additional canine leptospirosis diagnostic testing

    MSD Animal Health is funding a research project which is offering veterinary practices free additional testing of PCR and/or MAT positive samples from suspected clinical cases of leptospirosis in 2021. The research project, which is being carried out...
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    Research reveals which diseases more likely to result in canine euthanasia

    The RVC has published the results of a new study investigating the risk factors for the euthanasia of dogs. The study analysed information from a random sample of 29,865 dogs that died over a one-year period, taken from a study population of 905,544...
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    New treatment for anxiety and stress in cats and dogs

    TVM has launched Alphazium TT, a new product designed to help with both short and long-term anxiety and stress in cats and dogs. Alphazium TT contains alphalactalbumin and magnesium, which, according to the company, targets the three main neurological...
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    Vet nurses invited to online meeting: "IR35 and its Impact on Locums"

    VetNurse.co.uk and VetSurgeon.org are hosting an online Zoom meeting open to all members of the profession, where Simon Biles, an accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser from Moore Scarrott, will explain and discuss the effect of recent IR35 changes on...
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    New RCVS medicines FAQs for vet nurses

    The RCVS has published a set of frequently asked questions to help members of the profession avoid the most commonly encountered pitfalls regarding veterinary medicines. The FAQs cover everything within the College’s guidance on veterinary medicines...
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    Free webinars on equine pain and locomotion

    Dechra is hosting a series of webinars about equine pain and locomotion, presented by Specialists David Bardell and Dr. Andy Fiske-Jackson. The webinars will take place every Wednesday at 7pm in May. David Bardell is a European and Royal College...
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    Record votes for Facebook supremo in RCVS elections 2021

    The RCVS has announced the results of the 2021 Council election in which Danny Chambers MRCVS, founder of the Facebook group Veterinary Voices, achieved the largest number of votes in the College's 177 year history. Fourteen veterinary surgeons stood...
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    Chance for vet nurses to hear from leading feline specialists

    Ceva Animal Health is to host an online meeting for vet nurses about feline hypertension, cat friendly clinics, pheromone research and Ceva's latest product, Feliway Optimum. The half day meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th May from midday to 4pm...
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    Sheldon Middleton takes up post as BSAVA President

    Dr Sheldon Middleton has taken up the role of President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) for 2021/2022, taking over from Professor Ian Ramsey. Sheldon is managing director of RVC Veterinary Practices Ltd and principal at Acorn...
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    Vets Now introduces six months full pay maternity leave

    Vets Now has substantially increased the duration of full pay maternity leave for its staff. Under the new policy, introduced this month, women who joined the company more than two years ago are entitled to six month's maternity leave on full pay,...
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    Animalcare adds toothpaste to its range

    Animalcare has added Orozyme Oral Hygiene Gel, an enzymatic plaque-suppressing toothpaste, to its range. The company has also carried out research amongst 60 practices which found that despite the fact that over 80% of dogs over the age of three reportedly...
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    Canine arthritis nurse amongst the winners of the 2021 RCVS Honours and Awards

    The RCVS has announced the winners of its 2021 Honours and Awards, which this year included one veterinary nurse for her work in the field of canine arthritis, and another for her work at the Blue Cross. The VN Golden Jubilee Award was given to Kirsty...
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    Free workshop for vet nurses on creative thinking

    The RCVS ViVet innovation project is holding an interactive workshop to introduce veterinary professionals to creativity techniques that can help them develop innovative thinking within the practice team. The two 60-minute interactive sessions are...
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    Kate Richards to become next RCVS President, completing all-female line up

    Kate Richards has been elected by RCVS Council to become its Junior Vice President with immediate effect and President from July. Kate’s election means that, come July and subject to ratification by RCVS Council, the offices of RCVS President, Senior...
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    BEVA Congress returns to Birmingham in September

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced that its Congress, Europe’s largest equine veterinary event, will take place from 4 th to the 7 th September 2021 at the ICC, Birmingham. The event, which was cancelled last year because of the...
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    Canaural returns

    Dechra has announced the return of Canaural, a treatment for otitis externa, to the veterinary market. Canaural contains fusidic acid, framycetin and nystatin for their antibacterial and antifungal effects against the most common organisms associated...
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    New campaign to help vet practices support owners of older pets

    Animalcare, the maker of Thiamacare, has launched ‘Make Senior Easier’ a new campaign designed to help improve the quality of life of older pets by helping practices enhance their level of care and educating owners how they can maintain their pet's wellbeing...
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    New treatments for osteoarthritis pain in dogs and cats

    Zoetis has launched two, monthly treatments for osteoarthritis pain: Librela for dogs and Solensia for cats. Zoetis says Librela (bedinvetmab) and Solensia (frunevetmab) work differently from NSAIDs, the current standard of care, by specifically targeting...
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    Seven hardest conditions for vets to manage in a pandemic

    Buckinghamshire-based Hamilton Specialist Referrals has published the results of a survey of GP vets which reveals which conditions they have found harder to manage during the pandemic. 60 vets took part in the survey. 80% believed they had seen an...
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    New separation anxiety leaflet to help dogs out of lockdown

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Adaptil, has launched a new leaflet on separation anxiety to help ease dogs out of lockdown. The new leaflet, ‘Separation anxiety as a result of the pandemic. What can you do?’, was written in collaboration with clinical...