Raw Diet Review Published

Posted: 11th June 2019

This month’s Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) includes an article of the pros and cons of feeding raw diets to dogs. The work, “Raw diets for dogs and cats: a review, with particular reference to microbiological hazards”, looks at the practice, rationale

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New Resource For Dog Owners

Posted: 29th May 2019

BSAVA’s PetSavers have produced new downloadable client information leaflets that can be given to owners in order to help their understanding of their dog’s condition. Topics range from diabetes to behavioural problems. Veterinary practices can also order hardcopies of the

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Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses

Posted: 21st May 2019

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced a new Bill to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. Some of the animals which currently perform in circuses include reindeer, zebras and camels. The use of wild animals in travelling

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New Distemper Strain Found in US

Posted: 13th May 2019

A new strain of canine distemper virus (CDV) has been identified by pathologists in the US. Scientists at the New Hampshire Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire said the virus has been identified in eight wild animals. No

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VN Survey Participants Wanted

Posted: 7th May 2019

Veterinary nurses working in the UK have the chance to participate in a survey looking at nurses’ perceptions of pet owners’ use of the internet for pet health information. The online survey features full information about participation guidance and eligibility. Read more about

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BVA Warns of “Anti-vax” Sentiments Spreading Among Pet Owners

Posted: 3rd May 2019

Owners may be putting their animals at risk by relying on vaccination information gleaned from websites and social media groups, according to new statistics from the BVA, released ahead of last week’s World Veterinary Day. Of the vets who had

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Vets4Pets and Companion Care Launch New Antibiotic-reduction Campaign

Posted: 23rd April 2019

New STAR (Stop and Think, are Antibiotics Required?) toolkits have been distributed to Vets4Pets and Companion Care surgeries across the UK in a bid to challenge established prescribing behaviours and promote best practice for antibiotic use. The toolkit, which is

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“One Medicine” OA Breakthrough

Posted: 16th April 2019

An international team of researchers, led by the RVC, has for the first time identified key similarities between OA in dogs and humans. The findings, published in Nature Reviews Rheumatology, suggest the similarities are partly due to the shared lifestyles and

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Zoonosis Warning Regarding Diptheria-like Bacteria Found in Hedgehogs

Posted: 1st April 2019

Four hedgehogs in Germany have tested positive for Corynebacterium ulcerans – a close relative of the diphtheria-causing bacterium. The finding has prompted a warning to vets and those working in wildlife rehabilitation and animal sanctuaries that handle hedgehogs to have appropriate hygiene

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RCVS Issues Alert About Bogus Vet

Posted: 29th March 2019

Peter Keniry has repeatedly and fraudulently practised as a veterinary surgeon in the UK. He has just been released from prison having recently served more than one year’s imprisonment, following a three-year prison term handed down at Taunton Crown Court

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