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    Dechra now offers Equisolon in 9g sachets

    Dechra has launched a 9g sachet version of its prednisolone treatment, Equisolon, for horses with severe equine asthma. The oral corticosteroid powder formulation was previously only available in 180g tubs. Severe equine asthma, which was previously...

    Vet nurses send scrubs to Africa

    Two veterinary nurses from Dick White Referrals, Harriet Bolton (pictured right) and Bianca Garner, have found a good home for unwanted surgical clothing. The nurses have coordinated a donation of unwanted scrubs, tops and other surgical clothing to...

    Confident Chemotherapy webinar for vet nurses

    BBraun Vetcare is hosting a Confident Chemotherapy webinar covering the latest thinking on the use of chemotherapy in practice on Thursday 15th July at 5:00pm. Presenters at the webinar will include: Professor Melissa McDermid MD, MPH, division head...

    Purina launches cardiac diet for dogs

    Purina has announced the launch of Pro Plan Veterinary Diets CC CardioCare, a new diet containing a blend of nutrients to support heart function. CardioCare is based on research carried out at the Purina Technology Center which explored how nutrients...

    Paisley-based veterinary nurse suspended for dishonesty

    Paisley-based Laura Benson RVN has been suspended for nine months by the RCVS VN Disciplinary Committee for stealing from her veterinary practice and asking a colleague to input false clinical records about her pet. Ms Benson faced six charges. ...

    New Confident Vet Nurse programme

    VDS Training has launched the Confident Vet Nurse training programme, designed to help nurses build self-confidence, overcome self-doubt and feel more comfortable speaking up. Course delegates will learn a range of practical skills, including understanding...

    New weekly NSAID for canine osteoarthritis

    Animalcare has launched Daxocox (enflicoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor), a weekly oral NSAID for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease in dogs. The company says that Daxocox achieves significant...

    Numbers of non-vet TB testers continue to climb

    UK Farmcare reports that more than 60 people from across the agricultural community have registered an interest in training to become an Approved Tuberculin Tester (ATT) of cattle. The role was created last November when the Animal & Plant Health Agency...

    Vet nurse movie stars needed

    VetNurse.co.uk and Training-Progress have joined forces to run a competition where veterinary nurses can win prizes for making short films of yourselves demonstrating nursing techniques, filmed on your mobile phone. There’s no filming skill required...

    University of Central Lancashire to open the UK's 11th vet school

    The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has announced plans to open a new veterinary school in Preston. Based at UCLan’s Preston Campus, the new school will deliver foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses in areas such as veterinary...

    Vet nurses needed for RCVS Ethics Review Panel

    The RCVS is looking for two veterinary nurses to join its Ethics Review Panel (ERP), which supports veterinary professionals carrying out practice-based research by providing ethical approval for their projects. The ERP was established in 2016 when...

    CPD presentation will explain why it's important to test imported dogs for exotic parasites

    Horiba is holding a CPD webinar on 1st July 2021 at 7:30pm, when Ian Wright (the parasite guru, not the footballer) will talk about the importance of parasite testing protocols for imported pets in the face of increasing disease threats. Ian (pictured...

    New RVC research shows certain dog breeds are more prone to keratoconjunctivitis sicca

    New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed that flat-faced dogs and spaniels, amongst others, are more prone to keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), aka ‘dry eye’. The study 1 was led by the RVC’s VetCompass Programme and is the...

    CVS to launch new referral hospital in Bristol

    CVS has announced plans for a new multi-disciplinary veterinary referral hospital in Bristol, called Bristol Vet Specialists. CVS says the new hospital, which will be based at Central Park, Avonmouth, will be custom-built with uniquely designed facilities...
  • New brand of veterinary lateral flow rapid diagnostic tests

    Northern Ireland-based Ciga Healthcare is launching a veterinary division, marketing a range of lateral flow rapid diagnostic tests under the Suresign Veterinary brand. The Suresign range consists of: Canine Parvovirus Antigen Rapid Tests Canine...

    RCVS Council agrees to the working party proposals for future veterinary legislation

    Following a public consultation, the RCVS Council has voted to adopt all the proposals made by the RCVS Legislation Working Party concerning future veterinary legislation. The Legislative Reform Consultation took place between November 2020 and April...

    New resource to help vet nurses with the pastoral side of euthanasia

    The BSAVA has published a new collection of resources on the subject of end of life care and decision-making, with a particular focus on the pastoral aspects, to help support clients and the practice team. The collection draws together a selection...

    Veterinary dermatology guru launches own brand shampoo bars

    Sue Paterson FRCVS, the RCVS and European Dermatology Specialist, Past-President of the BSAVA and founder of Virtual Vet Derms has launched PetDerm shampoo soap bars. The new bars are designed specifically for owners who want a sustainable choice....

    Support service for vet nurses facing RCVS investigation

    The RCVS has launched an independent service to provide emotional support to veterinary nurses and surgeons who are under investigation by the College after a complaint about their professional conduct. The ProfCon Investigation Support (PCIS) service...

    Virbac launches ‘Lumps and Bumps’ toolkit for practices

    Virbac has launched a toolkit to help veterinary practices educate pet owners about the importance of checking their pet for abnormal lumps and bumps. The toolkit contains everything a practice needs to create its own lumps and bumps awareness campaign...

    BVDA offers new course: Essential Dentistry For Vet Nurses

    The BVDA has teamed up with IM3 to launch a new course to help veterinary surgeons improve their knowledge and practical skills in dentistry. The 2-day course, which includes both theory and practical sessions, will be taught by Sarah Ramsden RVN ...

    New atopy claim for Cortavance

    Virbac has announced that Cortavance, the topical steroid containing HCA, for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic skin disorders in dogs, is now licensed for the control of the symptoms associated with atopy. Virbac says HCA targets...

    Vet nurses invited to attend RCVS AGM online

    The RCVS is inviting all vet nurses to attend its Annual General Meeting, taking place online, on Friday, 9 July 2021. The proceedings will begin at 10am with the formal adoption by RCVS Council of the Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2020...

    Elanco launches Credelio Plus for oral flea, tick and worm control

    Elanco has announced the launch of Credelio Plus, a broad spectrum oral parasiticide for the control of fleas, ticks and worms in dogs. Credelio Plus is a palatable, chewy, monthly tablet which contains milbemycin oxime for the control of the gastrointestinal...

    Bolton vet given reprimand for clinical failings after meeting his undertakings to the DC

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded David Henry Eccles MRCVS and warned him about his future conduct after he admitted to clinical failings relating to his treatment of a cat. Mr Eccles had first appeared before the Disciplinary Committee...