Zoetis buys company which measures animals’ health-related quality of life – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Zoetis has acquired NewMetrica, a Scottish company whose digital tools are designed to measure health-related quality of life (HRQL) in non-verbal species. Using practices developed for human healthcare measurement, NewMetrica developed VetMetrica, which the company says can measure how an animal “feels” about its circumstances from its individual perspective. Jim Brick, Vice President Commercial Development … Read more

CVO issues warnings as avian influenza zone measures ease

UK CVO Christine Middlemiss has urged bird keepers to continue to follow enhanced biosecurity measures when formal restrictions are lifted tomorrow (August 16) following the country’s worst avian influenza outbreak. An avian influenza prevention zone (AIPZ) was put in place for the whole of Great Britain in November following discussions between Dr Middlemiss and her … Read more

More measures necessary to clamp down on fertility clinics, says charity

Regulators and lawmakers must do more to control the activities of canine fertility clinics (CFCs) following a ten-fold surge of businesses in just two years, a charity has warned. Vets are also being urged to have their say in a new survey from the Naturewatch Foundation, which said it fears the sector poses a significant … Read more