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    New otitis externa information resource

    Elanco Animal Health has launched the Osurnia Ear Health Hub, a canine otitis externa information and support resource for veterinary professionals. The Osurnia Ear Health Hub includes information about the treatment of canine otitis externa from dermatologists...

    BSAVA launches veterinary nurses Case Reports session

    The BSAVA is launching a new initiative which will enable aspiring veterinary nurses to present their interesting or novel cases at BSAVA Congress 2020 (2nd-5th April). The Case Reports session has been devised by BSAVA’s programme committee...
  • Elanco to buy Bayer Animal Health

    Bayer has announced that Elanco Animal Health has entered into a definitive agreement to buy it's animal health business for 7.6 billion US dollars. The divestment is expected to be concluded in mid-2020, and Bayer intends to exit its stake in...

    Vet nurses invited to come and learn how to avoid blame and shame culture

    The Veterinary Defence is to host a session at BVNA Congress at midday on Friday 11th October, when it will share its advice about how veterinary nurses can help stop a blame and shame culture in their practices. The session, which will be led by Catherine...

    New app could save human and animal lives

    A new app called What3words , which allows anyone to give their location using just three words, is being recommended by the emergency services for its potential to save lives. What3words divides the globe into a grid of 57 trillion squares measuring...

    New veterinary manual on backyard poultry

    The BSAVA has published its Manual of Backyard Poultry Medicine and Surgery , written to help veterinary surgeons provide a level of care for backyard birds that clients expect. The BSAVA says there has been a real resurgence in the number of people...

    Specialists in anaesthesia and neurology join Yorkshire referral centre

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals has announced that two more specialists have joined its fledgling team. Liz Leece, an RCVS and EBVS specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia (pictured right) and Massimo Mariscoli, an EBVS and RCVS specialist...

    Contamination of BOVA's omeprazole injection for horses found to be well inside internationally accepted standards

    Following the identification of testosterone in a vial of Bova’s long acting omeprazole injection for horses in mid-June 2019 by the New South Wales (NSW) racing authority, Bova says subsequent tests have now confirmed that the level of contamination...

    Dechra launches new ophthalmic antibiotic for cats, dogs and horses

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Ophtocycline (chlortetracycline hydrochloride), a broad spectrum ophthalmic antibiotic ointment for the treatment of a number of eye infections in dogs, cats and horses. Ophtocycline is licensed for the treatment...

    Vet nurses needed to help test RCVS's new CPD recording system

    The RCVS is calling for veterinary nurses to help test its new continuing professional development (CPD) recording platform which is currently in development. Earlier this year, the RCVS Council approved the roll-out of a more outcomes-based model...

    Midlands vet reprimanded for alcohol-related incidents

    Midlands-based Dr Lynn Jo Ann Davies MRCVS has been reprimanded and warned by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for serious professional misconduct involving drink driving convictions and being under the influence of alcohol whilst on duty as a veterinary...

    Zoetis award recognises practices and vet nursing students for good EMS

    Zoetis has announced the winners of its awards to recognise the contribution of veterinary practices and the commitment shown by vet nursing students to the extramural studies programme (EMS) at the University of Bristol. The awards, comprising academic...

    Oxfordshire RVN awarded MSD's first Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary

    Katie Whalley, a veterinary nurse at Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital , has been awarded the first ever MSD Animal Health Veterinary Nurse Research Bursary. Katie (pictured right) was awarded £1,000 for her research into the use of an ATP...

    Vet's mission to raise awareness of a silent killer

    Hannah Capon MRCVS and her team at Canine Arthritis Management (CAM) have launched the Big September Walks to raise awareness of arthritis in dogs. People are invited to organise or join a walk to raise money for Canine Arthritis Management and its...
  • FirstVet joins forces with pet insurer to offer free online veterinary consultations

    FirstVet, one of the online veterinary consultation providers that launched earlier this year , has joined forces with Bought By Many , a pet insurer. As a result of the new partnership, customers of Bought By Many will have access to free video consultations...

    New practice poster invites owners to give points for poop

    Protexin Veterinary has launched Poop Points, a free practice poster designed to educate owners about digestive health in cats and dogs, and encourage them to monitor their pet's faeces. The poster grades faeces from one (kickable) to six (most...

    Encysted small redworm diagnostic service coming in September

    Austin Davis Biologics (ADB) will be launching a new blood test service for diagnosing small redworm (cyathostomin) infections in horses, in September. The company says the new test overcomes a major shortcoming in faecal egg counts: that they can...

    New canine cancer research could help Flatcoated Retrievers

    The Animal Health Trust, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge is going to conduct new research to enable the creation of a blood test to identify Flatcoated Retrievers with early stage histiocytic sarcoma. The charity says that although...

    New antiemetic for cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Vetemex (maropitant), an antiemetic for the treatment and prevention of vomiting and nausea in cats and dogs. Vetemex has a 56-day broached shelf life and uses benzyl alcohol as the excipient, rather than metacresol. Virbac points...

    Appeal by vet convicted of petty felony infraction partly upheld

    The Privy Council has partially upheld and partially dismissed an appeal submitted to it by Dr Gerhard Schulze Allen against a decision by the Disciplinary Committee in January 2018 to have him removed from the Register. The Disciplinary Committee...

    Boehringer announces first stem cell medicine for equine lameness

    Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has announced the launch of Arti-Cell Forte, the first stem cell-based veterinary medicine to get marketing authorisation for treating equine lameness, calling it a 'breakthrough medicine for degenerative joint disease...

    Bravecto Plus gets new licence to treat ear mites in cats

    MSD Animal Health has announced that Bravecto Plus has been given a new licence to treat Otodectes Cynotis (ear mites) in cats. The company points to a study which showed that cats treated Bravecto Plus showed no visible signs of mites at 14 days and...

    Leicester vet suspended for kicking the dog that bit him

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Leicester-based Jatinder Dhami MRCVS for four months after he was found guilty of kicking and stamping on a dog that had bitten him. The Disciplinary Committee heard three charges against Dr Dhami, relating...

    2020 RCVS Knowledge Awards now open

    The 2020 RCVS Knowledge Awards , designed to recognise examples of continuous quality improvement (QI) in practice, are now open for applications and nominations. Open to anyone working in a veterinary setting at any stage of their career, the competition...

    Vets go back on the Shortage Occupation List

    The Government has announced that it has accepted the recommendation of the Migration Advisory Committee that veterinary surgeons should be added to the Shortage Occupation List. The announcement came in the form of a written statement by the then...