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    Coronavirus: Veterinary video consultation service rolled out early

    VetHelpDirect has announced that due to the coronavirus outbreak, it is bringing forward the roll-out of its new platform through which veterinary surgeons can offer paid-for remote video consultations to their clients. If, as is predicted, social...

    57% of horse owners keep a supply of bute

    Vita Animal Health has published the results of a small survey of 58 horse owners which found that all bar one kept a first aid box, and 57% of those kept a supply of phenylbutazone (Bute). However, despite keeping this POM-V drug to hand, only 7%...

    Animalcare extends antibiotic range for cats and dogs

    Animalcare has extended its antibiotic range with the launch of Doxycare, Metrocare, and a new strength Cephacare. Doxycare is a doxycycline indicated for the treatment of bacterial respiratory tract infections in cats and dogs due to organisms sensitive...

    Coronavirus advice for vet nurses

    The World Small Animal Veterinary Association has published advice for veterinary professionals about the new coronavirus, COVID-19, including links to advice about protecting clinic staff, and advice to give concerned pet owners. In particular, the...

    BVA wants vet nurses' thoughts on 'under care'

    The BVA has formed an 'Under Our Care' working group which is now calling on all veterinary nurses to give their input as the Association develops its response to the controversial RCVS review of the definition of 'under care', in particular...

    Vet nurses' CPD compliance improves 'significantly'

    The RCVS has reported the results of its recent audit of CPD undertaken by veterinary nurses, finding significantly improved compliance with its CPD requirements. Last year, a cohort of 1,077 veterinary nurses responded to the request for their CPD...

    MSD launches Fight Equine Flu campaign

    MSD Animal Health has launched a new campaign against equine flu, which includes various materials to help practices spread the word about the importance of vaccination. Apparently, there were over 100 times more recorded outbreaks of equine flu across...

    Vets Now pledges to pay 'real' living wage

    Vets Now has pledged to pay all of its staff more than the 'real' living wage. The company says it believes it is the first major veterinary business in the UK to make this promise. As a result of the pledge, salaries for about a third of...

    New canine heart disease campaign

    Boehringer Ingelheim has launched 'Love Your Dog's Heart', a campaign designed to help veterinary practices communicate important messages about canine heart disease to clients. At the heart of the campaign is a website - www.beatdogheartdisease...

    Dick White opens new referral centre in Livingston, Scotland

    One of the titans of the veterinary profession, Professor Dick White, has announced he is launching Veterinary Specialists Scotland, a small animal referral centre in Livingstone, Scotland, in Spring/Summer 2020 with ECVS Diplomate and RCVS Specialist...

    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...

    Veterinary leaders ask colleagues to #BeKind to them online

    Officers and senior staff of the leading veterinary and nursing bodies have published an open letter to colleagues decrying the use of "derogatory and offensive language" directed against them in online social media and forums. The letter...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...
  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...