ESCCAP launches diagnostic guideline

The European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) has announced the completion of its new diagnostic guideline. “Parasitological diagnosis in cats, dogs and equines” is intended for use by veterinary professionals who carry out routine diagnostic procedures in their practice for the detection of parasitic infections, and for those who submit samples regularly to external … Read more

Winter fears prompt RSPCA appeal for new foster carers

The RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for new pet foster carers amid fears the current animal welfare crisis will only get worse through the winter. The charity said it is already paying out around £26,000 a week for private boarders to look after hundreds of rescued animals that it cannot accommodate. Rehoming rates are … Read more

More than 1 in 10 dog owners ‘pushed into debt’ to care for pets, poll reveals

More than 1 in 10 UK dog owners have gone into debt to pay for their pet’s care, a new poll has suggested. The YouGov survey, carried out for Dogs Trust, found similar numbers were also delaying non-routine veterinary treatment or missed appointments for regular procedures. The charity’s boss said his organization is more stretched … Read more

Free webinar to cover equine anthelmintic best practice

Vets, VNs, and SQPs are invited to attend a free CPD webinar to discuss the latest advice on best practice use of anthelmintics and responsible use of moxidectin in horses. The webinar, organized by Zoetis, is being held at 11am on Wednesday 26 October and will be repeated at 7:30pm. It is hosted by Zoetis … Read more

‘Proactive strategies’ call as 1.2m UK cats don’t have pets

A new report has estimated that up to 1.2 million cats in the UK are not registered with a veterinary practice and millions more may have undiagnosed health problems. The Cats and Their Stats Report 2022, released by Cats Protection, also indicated much greater reluctance to visit a vet among owners already worried about other … Read more

Zoetis adds to product portfolio with Jurox acquisition

Zoetis has announced it has completed the acquisition of privately held animal health firm Jurox. Jurox develops, manufactures, and markets a range of veterinary medicines for livestock and companion animals, including the leading anesthetic Alfaxan. Based in Australia – where it has its manufacturing, and research and development operations – the company has offices in … Read more

Frontline adds warmer product to portfolio

The company behind the Frontline brand of flea and tick products has added an over-the-counter wormer to the portfolio. Boehringer Ingelheim said Frontline Wormer is a tasty worming tablet that provides an easy way for owners to worm their cats and dogs, and protects pets against all types of intestinal worms – roundworms and tapeworms … Read more

New five-point plan launches to reduce the impact of parasiticides on the environment

The BVA, BSAVA and British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) have launched a new resource to help veterinary professionals practice responsible use of parasiticide products for dogs and cats. A five-point plan has been created to help reduce the impact of parasiticide use following results from BVA’s 2021 July Voice of the Veterinary Profession mini survey, … Read more

Compulsory testing call following UK’s first dog-to-human Brucella canis case

Vets have renewed calls for compulsory testing Brucella canis following the UK’s first reported case of dog-to-dog and dog-to-human transmission. Parasitologists and bodies, including the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP), have been concerned for some time about the potential importation of B canis, it is spreading between animals and their carers, and it … Read more

Stand out from the crowd – getting recruitment right

The days of leafing through piles of CVs for a single vacancy appear dim and distant, and many bemoan spending thousands to advertise to what feels like an empty pool once swimming with applicants. Clearly, excellent jobs, teams and opportunities are out there; however, the way in which we hunt them down has changed. This … Read more