sponsored Introducing Felpreva® – a breakthrough in parasite protection for cats

Parasite protection for cats can be confusing for pets AND owners – knowing which products to use when, and in what combination. Felpreva® is a breakthrough, all-in-one treatment option that helps to simplify parasite protection for cats: Treats and protects against fleas and ticks for 13 weeks – the longest duration of action compared to … Read more

Elanco virtual event to focus on routes ahead for the sheep sector

Elanco Animal Health is inviting sheep farmers, vets and registered animal medicine advisors (RAMAs) to join its summer Access to Knowledge (A2K) event on 5 July. The virtual event will begin at 12pm, and will provide an opportunity to learn more about the new Animal Health and Welfare Pathway, while also looking at practical ways … Read more

Allergies affecting horses – how RVNs can support such cases

Allergies are commonly seen in equine patients. This article will look at two of the main respiratory and skin allergies that affect horses, and investigate how the RVN can assist the vet with the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. Equine asthma Equine asthma (EA) is one of the most common respiratory diseases of modern-day … Read more

Vet groups unite for project to tackle AMR

Some of the largest vet groups in the UK have joined forces with BEVA on a new project to share information on worming in a bid to tackle anthelmintic resistance. In an attempt to find a solution to the growing problem of resistance to equine worming products, VetPartners, CVS Group and IVC Evidensia are collaborating … Read more

Feline intestinal parasites

The unique lifestyle of cats means we must consider their requirements for worming treatments differently to that of dogs. For example, some cats live entirely indoors and therefore have a low risk of exposure to roundworms (Toxocara catifor example) and tapeworm (such as Taenia taeniaeformis). It is also important to consider the zoonotic risk of … Read more

Krka launches chewable dog and cat wormer

Krka has upgraded its Milprazon dog and cat wormer by introducing it in a chewable format. The broad-spectrum wormer has been improved in a palatable format to make it easier for owners to carry out year-round worming regimes on their dogs and cats. Milprazon Chewable is the first wormer in its category with a proven … Read more

Vets welcome temporary suspension of commercial pet imports

Vets are hoping animal health officials will learn lessons during a temporary ban on pet imports from four European countries to help tackle the illegal animal supply chain. Defra announced it had suspended the commercial importation of cats, dogs and ferrets from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Romania until 14 May because of potential risks to … Read more

Big issues up for debate at BVA Live

Interactive pop-up discussions and debate sessions on the profession’s key talking points will debut at BVA Live in June. Flexible working, sustainability, canine fertility clinics and feline welfare will be among the topics likely covered in the two-day event at the NEC Birmingham on 23 to 24 June 2022. Open to all members of the … Read more

Vet-led workshop aims to improve farmers’ lamb performance

A training course led by vets has been launched to help farmers improve post-weaning lamb performance. Wales’ Farming Connect Animal Health and Welfare has added the additional module to its fully funded training workshops, making it the 16th such webinar to be rolled out. All content has been developed in conjunction with the National Animal … Read more

Feline spot-on Felpreva now available in UK

Vetoquinol has launched Felpreva – its “new breakthrough in feline parasite protection” – for vets to prescribe in the UK. Felpreva is the only spot-on parasiticide with three months’ protection against fleas and ticks – plus treatment against roundworms, tapeworms and ear mites – all in a single dose. It is licensed for treatment of … Read more