First bovine respiratory disease vaccine licensed for newborn calves

MSD Animal Health has announced its BOVILIS INtranasal RSP Live vaccine is now licensed for use in calves from the day of birth onwards for active immunization against bovine respiratory disease (BRD) caused by bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and parainfluenza virus type-three ( PI3V). BOVILIS INTRANASAL RSP Live provides an onset of immunity after … Read more

What cats get polycystic kidney disease?

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (AD-PKD) is a genetic condition in cats that can cause kidney disease and progressive kidney failure. It is an inherited disease, meaning it is passed from affected adult cats to their kittens. And it is more prevalent in certain breeds, such as the Persian. It is potentially fatal, but the good news is that with careful breeding it may be possible to eliminate it.

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Surgical management of disc disease in dogs

A six-year-old dachshund presented for investigation and treatment of a spinal condition. The patient had presented to the first opinion a few days earlier with pelvic limb issues. These included evident pelvic limb muscle weakness, proprioceptive positioning deficits, bilateral knuckling and inability to climb stairs. Initially, the dog was prescribed a course of NSAID medication … Read more

Ep 75: Canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD) complex, with Emi Barker

Canine infectious respiratory disease (CIRD) complex, formerly known as kennel cough, is a contagious cause of acute-onset cough in dogs. To explain more, Langford Vets referral clinician Emi Barker joins this Vet Times Podcast. Emi has also written a Focus article for Own Times on this subject (Volume 52 Issue 30, Pages 6-8), entitled “Kennel … Read more

Taronga and Melbourne zoos move to protect animals from foot-and-mouth disease | Foot and mouth disease

Taronga and Melbourne zoos have introduced measures to protect their animals from the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak that is threatening Australia. Although there have been no domestic cases reported yet, both zoos have implemented additional biosecurity restrictions as precautionary measures amid the outbreak in Indonesia. The Taronga Conservation Society Australia, which runs Taronga Zoo and the … Read more

Foot-and-mouth disease: Australian airports to step up precautions as farmers grow anxious | Foot and mouth

The federal government will install acidic disinfectant mats at airports as part of an expanded suite of biosecurity measures to prevent foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) entering Australia from Indonesia. The new precautions come as viral fragments of the disease were detected in food products arriving from China. Charged with a citric acid solution designed to dislodge … Read more

Foot and mouth disease could devastate Australia’s economy. Here’s what can be done Agriculture

Kirsten was screaming and emotional when she was arrested for breach of the peace, assault of two police officers and possessing an offensive weapon. She wasn’t a drug-addled miscreant. She was a 22-year-old railway worker who had come home to find her pet goat, Misty, slain outside the family cottage by government vets. This was … Read more

Lowri tackles 450-mile Three Peaks Challenge for motor neurone disease charity

A vet and fund-raising campaigner is gearing up for a grueling new challenge to support research into motor neurone disease (MND). Lowri Davies, a former president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association, is not only planning to climb the UK’s three highest peaks in four days, but also to cycle around 450 … Read more

Disease control zone lifted around Norfolk site after testing

A temporary control zone set up around a site in Norfolk last week amid fears of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), plus a second infection, has been lifted. A 10km temporary control zone, which also stretched over the county border into Suffolk, was declared around premises near Feltwell in West Norfolk on Thursday night (June 23) after … Read more