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    Walking dogs could help vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    A new study published in Anthrozoos has concluded that military veterans with heightened symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may benefit from an improvement in symptoms by walking dogs. The 8-week study 1 , which was part-funded by the...

    Galliprant named Best New Veterinary Product of the Year

    Galliprant from Elanco Animal Health has been awarded ‘Best new veterinary product of the year Award 2019’ by the Veterinary Marketing Association. The award was due to be presented at the association's annual shindig in March, which was cancelled...

    New behavioural advice to offer owners as their pets emerge from lockdown

    The BSAVA and the British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA) have published a Q&A for veterinary nurses to give pet owners to help them prepare their pets for return to normal life as lockdown eases. The information has been made available amid...

    Survey finds marked improvement in veterinary business in June

    The RCVS has published the results of its third survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on veterinary businesses, finding a marked improvement in the veterinary business climate since last month. The survey was held in mid-June and gathered 196...

    Zoetis launches equine inflammation blood test

    Zoetis has launched Stablelab, a hand-held, point-of-care blood test that gives veterinary surgeons diagnostic information about equine inflammation in 10 minutes. The Stablelab hand-held reader detects and quantifies the biomarker Serum Amyloid A...

    Portsmouth vet refused restoration to the Register

    Former Portsmouth-based vet, Simon Wood, who was struck off in 2018 after a conviction for possessing indecent images of children, has had his application for restoration to the Register refused by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee. Mr Wood pleaded guilty...

    Management buyout at Improve International heralds start of global expansion

    CPD provider Improve International has announced that its directors have completed a management buyout of the company and now plan to expand its range of distance-learning opportunities for veterinary nurses. Backed by RJD Partners, the directors bought...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...