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Isoflurane Supply Restored

Posted: 19th February 2019

Zoetis and Chanelle have both announced that fresh supplies have now been made available to UK wholesalers. Find out more here.  

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VSGD Career Evening at Surrey Vet School – 7th March 2019

Posted: 12th February 2019

This event will provide a fantastic opportunity for up to 150 delegates (students, vets, RVNs, exhibitor guests) to build their professional connections and develop their confidence in order to harness their career potential. This could be in order to find a

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AHT Report Positive Impact of DNA Tests on Pedigree Dog Health

Posted: 6th February 2019

A new study has revealed that the number of pedigree dogs at risk of often painful and debilitating inherited diseases is being dramatically reduced by responsible breeders. The research, carried out by scientists who work for the Kennel Club and

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BVA Successfully Push for Changes to OV Revalidation Process

Posted: 1st February 2019

The BVA has welcomed plans for substantial reforms to the training and revalidation system for OVs, after spearheading a campaign to make the process more user-friendly and relevant for the UK profession. Under the new plans announced yesterday by the

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Isoflurane Shortage Update

Posted: 25th January 2019

Vets experiencing shortages can now apply online for an import certificate for the following products under the Special Imports Scheme: IsoFlo Vet 100% (Zoetis) from Germany IsoFlo vapour liquid inhalant (Ecuphar) from Spain Isoflurin 1,000mg/g inhalation vapor, liquid (VetPharma Animal

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AHT Announces Mast Cell Tumour Breakthrough

Posted: 11th January 2019

A study led by the AHT’s head of molecular oncology Mike Starkey has identified genetic changes in mast cell tumours that promote metastasis – the process that is the major cause of death in affected animals. The unique research, performed

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Pet Shop Ban on Puppy and Kitten Sales

Posted: 4th January 2019

The government has confirmed it will be banning third-party sales of puppies and kittens. The decision was taken following a public consultation, from which there was over 95 per cent support for a ban. It will help bring to an end

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Deadly Outbreak of Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (RVHD2)

Posted: 20th December 2018

RVHD2 is a fatal disease that can kill rabbits within hours, with many rabbits displaying no symptoms until it’s too late. Rabbits who have previously been vaccinated against RHDV only will not be protected against this strain of RVHD2 so

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Leishmaniasis Vaccine Breakthrough

Posted: 11th December 2018

Scientists at the University of Iowa, have reported that a vaccine used to prevent dogs from contracting the parasitic disease can also be used to treat infected dogs. Canine leishmaniosis is a major zoonotic disease in more than 70 countries and

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Free Brexit Webinar – Thursday 6th December 8pm

Posted: 4th December 2018

Is your practice ready for Brexit? Do you know how it is likely to affect you and your EU colleagues? Our friends at Vets4Pets in partnership with the BVA and Squires Legal Firm are hosting a webinar this Thursday evening

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