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    Ponies and puppies scoop third BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition

    Peter Myatt and Stephen Ashman MsRCVS have won the BVA's third annual BVA Veterinary Photographer of the Year competition, fighting off competition from over 500 other entries. Stephen, who works for the PDSA, wowed the judges with his photograph...

    MSD's launches new scheme to help vets and yard owners collaborate

    MSD Animal Health has launched the Yard Excellence Scheme to help yards and veterinary surgeons collaborate in developing best practice healthcare policies. The scheme, which is part of the company's Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy campaign...
  • AHT DNA test stamps out disease which blinds Petit Basset Griffon Vendeens

    The Animal Health Trust reports that a DNA test it developed in 2015 for primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a painful condition which eventually leads to blindness in the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, appears to have stamped out the disease. When...

    Cannabidiol treatments for animals to be regulated

    The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has announced that treatments for animals which contain cannabidiol are classed as veterinary medicines and will be regulated as such. Veterinary medicines are defined in the Veterinary Medicines Regulations...

    Bovine TB outbreaks fall in badger cull areas

    Defra has released new data showing that new outbreaks of bovine TB have fallen in the two areas that have now completed their licensed four-year badger culls. In the Somerset cull area, TB incidence has fallen from 24% before culling started to 12...

    New canine dry eye syndrome campaign

    MSD Animal Health - maker of Optimmune (cyclosporine) is launching a new awareness campaign designed to help dog owners identify the signs of keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), aka canine dry eye, before it becomes an issue. According to the company...

    Greater pessimism over food production post-Brexit and vets not consulted

    In the week that the National Office of Animal Health has revealed significantly greater levels of pessimism in the animal medicines industry over the impact of Brexit on public health and food production, the BVA also reports that the Department for...
  • First NSAID licensed for pain management in guinea pigs

    Boehringer Ingelheim has announced that its NSAID, Metacam 0.5 mg/ml oral suspension for cats, is now licensed for the alleviation of mild to moderate post-operative pain associated with soft tissue surgery in guinea pigs. Metacam is the first NSAID...

    World first canine cardiac surgery at the RVC

    The Royal Veterinary College has performed world-first surgery to correct a combination of congenital heart defects in a dog that needed a repair to its tricuspid valve and common atrium. Lottie, an 11-month-old Labrador puppy was found to have a very...

    Essex vet reprimanded after conviction for harassment and perverting the course of justice

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has issued a reprimand and warning to Essex-based Donald Stuart Bremner MRCVS, following a conviction of harassment and perverting the course of justice. Dr Bremner was convicted in 2017 of harassing his ex-wife, and...
  • New feline pheromone diffuser to challenge market leader

    Virbac has announced the launch of Zenifel, a feline facial pheromone plug-in diffuser billed as the first and only alternative to the current market leader . Zenifel contains synthetic feline facial pheromones which imitate the facial F3 pheromone...

    Vet suspended for fabricating APHA email

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to suspend overseas-based James Hugh Alexander Crawford MRCVS for a period of 12 months, after he fabricated an email, purporting it to be from a veterinary officer at the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories...

    Vets urged to prioritise pain relief in otitis externa cases

    Leading veterinary dermatologist Sue Paterson has raised concerns that veterinary surgeons are not prioritising pain relief in otitis externa (OE) cases, in a new series of videos commissioned by Elanco Animal Health for Osurnia Gel. Sue, an RCVS and...

    Share a veterinary nursing tip and win £50

    VetNurse.co.uk has launched a competition in which the veterinary nurses who submit the best professional 'top tips': those that could make life easier, quicker, better or happier for a colleague in the profession, will win a £50 Amazon...

    RVC breakthrough may lead to new treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy

    Researchers at the Royal Veterinary College report that they've made a significant breakthrough in the search for a durable treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Working in collaboration with researchers at University of Texas, Southwestern...

    Ceva launches waiting room fireworks display competition

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Adaptil and Feliway , has launched its popular annual competition in which practices are invited to set up displays about fireworks in their waiting rooms and post a photograph on the company's Facebook page in October...

    New canine and feline dentistry and oral surgery manual

    The BSAVA has announced the publication of a fully revised Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery , including the most relevant, evidence-based, step-by-step operative techniques, and full-colour illustrations and photographs. Alexander...

    Norbrook launches new spot-on endectocide for cats and dogs

    Norbrook has announced the launch of Moxiclear, a monthly spot-on broad spectrum endectocide for the treatment and prevention of parasites in dogs, cats and ferrets. Moxiclear contains moxidectin and imidacloprid. In dogs, Moxiclear can be used...
  • Surrey referral centre completes £2.5M extension

    North Downs Specialist Referrals has announced the completion of a £2.5M extension to its headquarters in Bletchingley, Surrey. The extension includes a new diagnostic imaging suite with both CT and MRI scanners, a fourth operating theatre, two...

    Cheshire vet not guilty of disgraceful conduct after conflict of interest over pre-purchase exam

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has found Cheshire-based Paul Stuart Thomason MRCVS not guilty of disgraceful conduct after hearing charges that he undertook a pre-purchase examination of a horse called Reba which caused him to have a potential or actual...

    Government bans electric shock collars in England

    The Government has announced that remote controlled electric shock collars for pets will be banned in England , following a consultation which attracted over 7000 responses. Whilst the decision has been welcomed by the BVA and leading animal charities...

    New gastrointestinal adsorbent offers alternative to clay or charcoal

    Enteromed has launched EnteroZoo , a new drug-free adsorbent gel for use in animals or birds suffering from a range of gastrointestinal problems including dyspepsia, ulcers and poisoning. EnteroZoo is a dietary supplement composed of organic mineral...

    NOAH highlights concerns about veterinary medicines in case of 'no-deal' Brexit

    The National Office of Animal Health has welcomed the publication of the first of government’s 'no-deal' Brexit planning notices, but highlights the risk of interruption to the supply of vital veterinary medicines. NOAH Chair Gaynor Hillier...

    Eurican Herpes vaccine unavailable indefinitely

    Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, has announced that it is out of stock of Eurican Herpes vaccine in the UK and unable to confirm when it will be re-stocked. ; Eurican Herpes is used to vaccinate pregnant bitches to prevent mortality, clinical...

    Pet mobility initiative for nurses to run again in October

    Lintbells has announced that it will be running it's Mobility Matters initiative, which offers practices support materials to hold nurses' mobility clinics for pets with stiff joints, in October this year. The initiative will run until early...