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    Dechra launches new antibiotic product for cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Floxabactin (enrofloxacin), a new antibiotic product to treat urinary tract infections in dogs and upper respiratory tract infections in cats. Floxabactin is indicated for use in dogs with lower UTIs including...
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    Vectra spot-on re-categorised as NFA-VPS

    Ceva Animal Health has announced that Vectra 3D spot-on solution for dogs and Vectra Felis 423mg/42.3mg spot-on solution for cats have been recategorised from POM-V to NFA-VPS products. The re-categorisation means veterinary practices can sell the...
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    Pride - A Veterinary Nurse Prospective

    Samantha Payne RVN, BVNA Council Member and representative on the RCVS Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, talks about diversity and Pride in London. “Saturday June 27th, the streets of London should have been filled with hundreds of thousands...
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    Royal Canin launches Pill Assist Cat

    Royal Canin has launched Pill Assist Cat - a treat designed to make it easy for owners to give medication to their cats. In an internal study, Royal Canin found that Pill Assist Cat achieved over 91% pill acceptance. Pill Assist Cat is enriched with...
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    Ceva Animal Health buys ThunderWorks

    Ceva Animal Health has acquired ThunderWorks , which makes a range of calming products for cats and dogs, including the ThunderShirt calming wrap. The company says the acquisition is a natural fit for its behavioural range and will bolster its Adaptil...
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    New v-gel advanced supraglottic airway devices for cats and rabbits

    Docsinnovent Ltd has launched v-gel advanced supraglottic airway devices for cats and rabbits. The new devices are an evolution of the original v-gel device launched in 2012, which is widely used in veterinary anaesthesia and resuscitation. Dr Muhammed...
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    PFMA takes nutrition course online

    The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) has converted its residential Pet Food and Nutrition course into a series of CPD webinars for veterinary nurses, surgeons and other animal health professionals. Running from 14th-23rd July, the interactive...
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    Vet nurses asked to take part in coronavirus survey

    Pegasus, a communications agency, is asking veterinary professionals to take part in a ten minute survey about the future of the industry after, or living with, coronavirus. Everyone who takes part in the survey, which is also open to vets, practice...
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    The Virtual Future of Veterinary Nursing Careers

    In this day and age, social networking at our fingertips - does that mean your next career move is too? Whether you’re looking for a new role in a new practice, wanting to venture into other industry related businesses, or even if you are happy in...
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    Specialist champions new approach to pain relief

    Liz Leece, a European and RCVS Specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Yorkshire, is championing a new approach to post-operative pain management. The traditional approach is to use anatomical knowledge...
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    Matthew Rendle becomes first male Chair of VN Council

    The RCVS VN Council has elected Matthew Rendle RVN as its Chair, the first male veterinary nurse to hold the position. Matthew has been a veterinary nurse since 1989 and, throughout his career, has had a focus on nursing exotic animals, particularly...
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    Online symposium about breakthrough in managing cat allergens

    Following the launch of Pro Plan Liveclear , the Purina Institute is hosting a two-hour CPD symposium on managing cat allergens which will take place online on Wednesday, 8th July at 7:30pm. Speakers at the free event will include feline expert Dr...
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    Patient-based Assessments now approved as an alternative to OSCEs

    The RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council has approved an alternative assessment method for those awarding organisations and universities who are unable to provide objectively-structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) under the current social distancing guidelines...
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    RCVS News: RCVS to hold first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting in July

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) 177th Annual General Meeting will be the first to be held virtually in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the associated government guidance on social distancing. The Annual General Meeting...
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    The effects of PPE and implemented guidelines on the behaviour of canine and feline patients visiting veterinary practices during the COVID-19 pandemic - Part 2

    Part one of this blog discussed the impacts that the COVID-19 precautions have on patient behaviour when visiting the veterinary setting. Part two will look at how veterinary professionals and clients can work together to improve the patients experience...
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    Butternut Box launches new referral programme for vet nurses

    Butternut Box, which makes fresh food for dogs, has launched a new referral scheme for veterinary nurses. The company makes personalised, calorie-controlled fresh meals for dogs; 20 million of them since it launched in 2016. Each recipe is made of...
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    New treatment for equine asthma

    Boehringer Ingelheim has launched Aservo EquiHaler (ciclesonide inhalation solution), the first inhaled treatment for equine asthma. The company says the new product has been 10 years in development and uses 'Soft Mist' technology - developed originally...
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    Dechra launches first benzodiazepine licensed for the intravenous co-induction of anaesthesia in horses

    Dechra has launched Dormazolam (midazolam (5mg/ml), the first and only equine benzodiazepine licensed for the intravenous co-induction of anaesthesia in horses 1 . The company says Dormazolam works in synergy with other induction agents to provide...
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    BVNA This Is Us 2020 - a celebration of veterinary nursing

    Following the announcement a few weeks ago from BVNA cancelling Congress 2020, today they announced they are organising a completely different event altogether! BVNA This Is Us 2020 takes place on 9 – 11 October and is a weekend celebration of veterinary...
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    Webinar tonight to help practices plan their way out of lockdown

    Bayer Animal Health is hosting ‘Planning your way out of the crisis’, a free webinar at 7:00pm tonight in which veterinary business guru Alan Robinson will offer support and advice for practices emerging from lockdown. Alan, who is MD of the veterinary...
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    Old age dogs needed for BSAVA PetSavers research

    PetSavers is on the hunt for the owners of old age dogs to take part in research designed to help help them and veterinary professionals provide the best care for their pets. Owners are being asked to provide a photo or video and a brief description...
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    ISFM International Feline Congress

    Bringing the world’s veterinary community together for cats! The ISFM International Feline Congress is the world’s first free virtual feline congress for vets, veterinary nurses and technicians, which will deliver over 30 hours of high quality CPD...
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    New feline diet to help people who are allergic to cats

    Purina has announced the launch of Pro Plan Liveclear, a new diet for cats which reduces the amount of the main allergen they shed by nearly half, which should improve life for the one in five adults who are allergic to cats 1 . Purina carried out...
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    Free Veterinary Nurse CPD

    Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) usually undertake 15 hours per year of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to fulfill the requirements of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons [RCVS] register. However, because of Covid-19 RCVS has reduced...
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    One year's free CPD for all veterinary nurses and student nurses

    The Webinar Vet and Bought By Many pet insurance have announced a partnership to offer all veterinary nurses and students 11 hours of free CPD. The partnership between the Webinar Vet and Bought By Many will offer vet nurses the opportunity to access...