Weeks left to avert NI protocol ‘catastrophe’, animal health industry group warns

An animal health industry body says there are only a few weeks left to avert a welfare “catastrophe” over the Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP). NOAH has added its voice to calls for “meaningful” discussions on the issue, warning that neither the protocol, nor UK Government plans to change it, will solve the problem. Concern has … Read more

BSAVA launches One Health collection – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The BSAVA has launched a new collection on One Health, including chapters from relevant BSAVA Manuals and resources such as Companion articles and Congress podcasts. One Health – the symbiotic relationship between human, animal and environmental health – is becoming increasingly important, encompassing things like sustainability, the increase in antimicrobial resistance and the link between … Read more

sponsored Vet Times Extra: Gudrun Ravetz and Vicky Hill on mental health in the workplace

Gudrun Ravetz will discuss her own experience of mental health first aid training, developed in partnership with Talkout, and Vets4Pets’ commitment to having a trained colleague in every practice. The episode, which also features HR professional Vicky Hill, also covers factors that can influence a colleague’s mental health in practice, the impact of mental health … Read more

Bird and birdsong encounters improve mental health, study finds | Birds

One swallow may not make a summer, but seeing or hearing birds does improve mental well-being, researchers have found. The study, led by academics from King’s College London, also found that everyday encounters with birds boosted the mood of people with depression, as well as the general population. The researchers said the findings suggested that … Read more

Vision for the future ‘can show health and welfare gains’, BCVA Congress told

Farm vets were urged to “control the controllable” as the BCVA’s annual congress opened in Birmingham yesterday (October 20). The call came as a senior Government official told delegates he had been encouraged by discussions with vets and farmers during the ongoing development of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP). In Thursday’s keynote session, … Read more

Cancer Patient’s Health Improves After Visit From His Dog

Every dog ​​parent knows that quality time with your dog is the best medicine. Whether you’re sick, sad, or exhausted, petting and cuddling your pup can instantly lift your spirits. It’s not just the opinion of a bunch of dog lovers either, many doctors have even observed this themselves. This theory became especially clear when … Read more

Ep 79: Matt Morgan discusses the concept of one health

Welcome to this episode of the Vet Times Podcast previewing the Wooldridge Memorial Lecture at the BVA Congress, which is taking place as part of the London Vet Show. This year’s speaker is Matt Morgan, an intensive care doctor. He is about to release his second book, which explores the concept of one’s health. In … Read more

Zoetis acquires Jurox Animal Health – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Zoetis has acquired Jurox, a privately held Australian animal health company which develops, manufactures and markets a range of veterinary medicines for treating livestock and companion animals. The acquisition of Jurox brings Zoetis a valuable animal health portfolio, including Alfaxan, a leading anesthetic product for companion animals and high-quality local R&D and manufacturing operations in … Read more

Insurer refreshes pre-existing health conditions policy

Pet health insurance brand ManyPets has launched a refreshed pet insurance product dedicated to pets with pre-existing conditions. The updated policy, called “Pre-existing”, had, said the company, removed the “complexity and ambiguity seen in pre-existing offers from other providers” and was the “most competitive off-the-shelf pre-existing cover in the market”. Features in the policy include … Read more