Headlines & Analysis
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, at the annual OV Conference, which took place on 29 and 30 September 2016.
UK - Benchmark has entered into an agreement with Evax AG, a Swiss equine biotech company, to develop a recombinant vaccine to prevent and treat the most prevalent skin disease in horses, Sweet Itch, also known as Insect Bite Hypersensitivity (IBH).
UK - Veterinary CPD provider Improve International has announced that two more of its small animal modular veterinary programmes have been validated by Harper Adams University under the partnership arrangement established in 2012.
UK -Periods of change can be stressful for cats and, following reports of fights and injuries requiring veterinary attention between Downing Street’s two high-profile Chief Mousers, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Cats Protection are offering cat owners advice on how to care for their cats during such situations.
UK - On Friday 22 July 2016, Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, visited a business in his constituency to congratulate the team on its success in winning and delivering a major government contract.
AUSTRALIA - No surgical procedure is more commonly performed by equine vets than castration. This leads horse owners to believe that it’s routine surgery and that nothing is likely to go wrong, but this could not be further from the truth.
AUSTRALIA - A pre-purchase examination is an important step for anyone who is about to purchase a horse. But, what happens if a veterinarian passes a horse during the examination and it later displays signs of a clinical condition which was undetected?