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    Bayer launches vet-applied, one-dose treatment for canine otitis externa

    Bayer Animal Health has launched Neptra, its new single-dose, vet-applied treatment for canine otitis externa (OE). Neptra contains florfenicol, an antibiotic which Bayer says is ideal for dealing with the Staphylococcus pseudintermedius found in the...
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    What is it like to be a BVNA council member?

    Alex Taylor joined the BVNA Council in October 2018. “I applied because I could see that BVNA were involved in lots of areas of the Veterinary Nursing profession and I thought to myself ‘If you want to see change, you need be take part in...
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    Purina to host CPD symposium on managing cat allergens

    Purina has announced it is hosting a two-hour CPD symposium on Friday 3rd April at BSAVA Congress looking at how diet can be used to reduce the allergens shed by cats. Speakers at the event will include Andrew Sparkes, BVetMed, PhD, DipECVIM, MANZCVS...
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    Vet's appeal against RCVS Disciplinary Committee decision dismissed by Privy Council

    The Privy Council has dismissed an appeal lodged against the RCVS Disciplinary Committee’s decision in May 2018 that Dr Horia Elefterescu should be removed from the Register. The Committee had found Dr Elefterescu guilty of serious professional...
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    Zoetis launches Simparica Trio ecto- and endoparasiticide for dogs

    Zoetis has announced the European launch of Simparica Trio (sarolaner/moxidectin/pyrantel), a once-monthly ecto- and endoparasticide for dogs. The chewable, prescription-only tablet contains sarolaner, which kills fleas and ticks; moxidectin, for the...
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    BVNA launches a Life-Long Learner Bursary in memory of Louise O’Dwyer

    A new ‘Life-Long Bursary’ has been announced in reflection of Louise’s passion for education and ongoing learning to seek continuous enhancement of veterinary nursing practice. The BVNA will contribute by providing 50% of a course...
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    Animalcare launches canine GI support product

    Animalcare has launched Procanicare, billed as the first bacterial GI support product developed from the intestinal bacteria of healthy dogs. Procanicare contains three live strains of canine-specific Lactobacillus bacteria, which, according to the...
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    Oral Care Nurse Certificate 2020

    Online course available for Registered Veterinary Nurses COURSE START DATE: 2 March 2020 £10 for BVNA Members £30 Non-Members The British Veterinary Dental Association and The British Veterinary Nursing Association have once again joined...
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    New online feline hypertension CPD for vet nurses

    Ceva Animal Health, the maker of Amodip, is launching Hypertension Ambassadors, an online CPD course to update veterinary nurses and surgeons on feline hypertension. Ceva says the course is aimed at vets and nurses who want to build their confidence...
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    Rabbit haemorrhagic disease vaccine now has 12 month duration

    Hipra has announced that Eravac, its monovalent vaccine for the prevention of rabbit haemorrhagic disease type 2 (RHD-2) in pet rabbits, is now indicated to provide 12 months' duration of immunity. This, says the company, will make vaccination...
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    BVNA Announces Charity of the Year for 2020

    BVNA are delighted to have chosen the 'Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund' as it's chosen charity for 2020 RAWF aim to improve the health and welfare of domestic rabbits through a combination of campaigning, education and the most...
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    Hear from our council members today!

    Nicholas Taylor says “My involvement with BVNA Council began in 1996 after receiving a phone call at work from a colleague and good friend to inform me I had been nominated and would I be interested. Having been a member of BVNA since 1988 and regularly...
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    National Love Your Pet Day

    After Valentine's Day passes, not all love is lost! On the 20th of February, we get to celebrate the love of our pets. Whether they have 4 legs, hooves, beaks, scales, fins or shells - It's National Love Your Pet Day! Everyday they get given...
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    New remote monitoring system for practice fridges

    Remote Monitoring Ltd has launched RemoteM , a new fridge monitoring system which it says has already saved a Yorkshire practice thousands of pounds. The system consists of a number of small wireless sensors which are placed in each fridge and which...
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    Vetoquinol to take over Profender and Drontal from Elanco

    Vetoquinol has announced that it has agreed terms to acquire the European Economic area and UK rights to Profender and Drontal from Elanco Animal Health. The deal is expected to complete by the middle of 2020. According to the terms of the deal...
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    Vet nurses invited to attend RCVS Disciplinary Committee information day

    The RCVS is holding an informal information day for Registered Veterinary Nurses who are interested in becoming members of the Veterinary Nursing Disciplinary Committee (VN DC), on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at the RCVS offices in Belgravia House, London...
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    Chihuahuas at greater risk of dental problems and obesity

    The Royal Veterinary College’s VetCompass programme has published the results of new research which shows that ownership of Chihuahuas is growing despite the breed being particularly prone to expensive dental problems and obesity. According to...
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    RESEARCH PROJECT | Investigating interpersonal relationships

    Do veterinary nurses feel heard? Kelly Cadman is carrying out research for her Masters Degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing Practice on 'Investigating veterinary nurse and veterinary surgeon's interpersonal relationships'. CLICK HERE...
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    #StudentVolunteeringWeek2020

    Calling all SVNs - Between the 10th and 16th of February, we will be celebrating Student Volunteering Week within the Veterinary Nursing profession. Student Volunteering Week aims to “celebrate the impact of student volunteers and encourage students...
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    #StudentVolunteering @ BVNA

    Suzanne Bedford says “I was part of BVNA’s student council from 2016-2018, and what an amazing few years they were! Having read the VNJ from day one of my training, I was really interested in the BVNA and a passion to be involved at the heart...
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    #BVNACouncilElections2020

    Find out why Jo Oakden joined BVNA council…. “I joined BVNA Council in October 2017 and am currently Junior Vice President. I had been a BVNA Regional Representative from 2015 and felt ready to get more involved with BVNA.” If you...
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    Record number of vet nurses stand for Council

    The RCVS has announced that a record number of candidates are standing in the 2020 Veterinary Nurses (VN) Council elections. This is the first VN Council election since 2017. There was no election in 2018 due to governance changes and there were too...
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    February issue of VNJ available online

    The clinical article ‘How hard is too hard’ suggests that a fractured tooth is more common than owners realise. Educating our clients on appropriate chews and clinical signs of fractured teeth can reduce any potential discomfort to dogs. ...
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    March is Pet Anxiety Month

    Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of Adaptil and Feliway, has announced that it'll be running Pet Anxiety Month in March. The campaign will highlight things that can be done to help anxious pets, including getting professional advice from a behaviourist...
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    Virbac launches selamectin parasiticide for cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Evicto, billed as an alternative to the existing selamectin-based parasiticide for cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. Licensed for use from 6 weeks of age - and in pregnant and lactating bitches and queens - Evicto provides adulticidal...