Headlines & Analysis
AUSTRALIA - The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is calling on owners to make sure their pets are up to date with their vaccinations with the number of parvovirus cases on the rise in New South Wales.
UK - Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses and other companion animals, and how such resistance might impact human health.
UK - The Kennel Club has launched online reporting forms for vets to report operations and caesarean sections carried out on Kennel Club registered dogs, in order to make it easier for both to continue helping the Kennel Club monitor and improve dog health and welfare.
UK - To mark European Antibiotics Awareness Day yesterday (18 November) the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) urged the veterinary profession and pet owners to work together to slow the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and prevent the spread of resistant infections.
GLOBAL - The global animal medicines association, HealthforAnimals, has joined the call for global action against the growing resistance to antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines, this World Antibiotic Awareness Week, 16-22 November.