Carbapanem-resistant Bacteria Found in UK Dog

Posted: 22nd March 2019

Bacteria resistant to a class of powerful “last resort” antibiotics – carbapenems – have been reported in a UK dog for the first time. In a study published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, an Escherichia coli isolate cultured from a wound in

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Heat Injury Study Launched

Posted: 15th March 2019

A research project at the RVC has been launched to investigate the incidence and risk factors of heatstroke in dogs in the UK. Led by Dan O’Neill – in collaboration with Emily Hall and Anne Carter at Nottingham Trent University,

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AHT Launches New DNA Test for Border Collies

Posted: 4th March 2019

The AHT has announced a new DNA test for the genetic mutation causing glaucoma in Border Collies. The condition affects more than a thousand dogs across the UK, and now thanks to the AHT, with funding from Vets4Pets, Border Collie

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New Waiting Room Poster Created by RCVS

Posted: 1st March 2019

The RCVS will shortly be mailing all veterinary practice premises in the UK with a new poster designed to help clients of veterinary practices better understand what they can expect from their veterinary team and, similarly, what is expected of

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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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