Defra’s equine ID shake-up consultation of ‘pivotal importance’

Launch of a public consultation on improving equine identification and traceability in England has been welcomed by World Horse Welfare. Defra launched a consultation on 5 April, to run until 28 June, seeking views on proposals to improve the regime. It itself has acknowledged issues with the current Central Equine Database, which should contain up-to-date … Read more

Landmark Veterinary Workplace Study Launches & Needs Your Participation

Landmark Veterinary Workplace Study Launches & Needs Your Participation VetX International have launched a survey for veterinarians and vet students to assess the key drivers of career happiness, stress, and mental wellbeing amongst the vet workforce. The study, titled The Veterinary Employment, Engagement and Retention Survey (VEER), opened this week and aims to collect data … Read more

Gemma and Hill’s team up for Blue Cross

An actress and radio presenter has teamed up with Hill’s Pet Nutrition and national charity Blue Cross to feed animals nationwide. Gemma Atkinson, who is also president of Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, is calling on the country to show its support for shelter pets and back the campaign by sharing pictures of their pets using #MissionForeverFriend … Read more

Alternative Study Methods for the Unmotivated Vet Student

No matter where you study in any veterinary school, you are undertaking a long-term degree. Often we start this degree with enthusiasm, passion, and excitement – the joy of getting into vet school, or trying your absolute best to fully grasp the degree that will lead you to the career you really want. However, it … Read more

Tackling quality issues increases milk by ‘4p per liter’

Dairy farms involved in a project to tackle issues that impact on milk quality increased milk price by 4p per liter after making recommended changes. Farming Connect, a project in Wales delivered by Menter a Busnes and Lantra Wales, and funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, has been … Read more

New format for equine firocoxib NSAID tablet

The first firocoxib NSAID available in tablet form for horses has now been launched in a 10-tablet blister pack. Audevard Laboratories has introduced the format, in addition to the existing 60-tablet bottle, to improve the ease of use for equine vets. The Equioxx firocoxib tablet is “a new generation equine NSAID” that Audevard said provides … Read more

Ceva launches puppy and kitten journals

Ceva Animal Health has launched journals for puppies and kittens to support its veterinary behavior products Adaptil and Feliway. The puppy journal has been written alongside a leading behaviorist and has been updated to include new information. Comprehensive The 30-page journal is described as a helpful guide featuring comprehensive information on puppy ownership, including a … Read more

Professions’ Ukraine efforts turn to supplying veterinary medicines

Veterinary professionals from across the UK are coordinating on efforts to supply war-torn Ukraine with essential vet medicines. Many in the profession with a shared desire to help following Russian invasion came together under the banner of British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine (BVP4UA), and had been concentrating on supplying vital medical supplies and equipment. The … Read more

APHA warns of rabies risk from Ukraine

Animal rehoming charities have been urged to ensure rescues entering the country have the necessary paperwork after an illegal movement of Ukrainian dogs was discovered by the APHA. Follow-up border checks by the agency showed a shipment of 19 animals imported by a rescue charity traveledled on falsified rabies documentation. Rabies risk The dogs had … Read more

Student seeks help for welfare dissertation

An RVC student is appealing for help with a survey she is conducting for a dissertation for her wild animal biology master. Jasmine Knight has created a short, anonymous survey and is hoping to reach as many veterinary professionals as possible for their views. Survey parameters The dissertation has the title “An investigation into how … Read more