Novel splint may reduce casting complications in dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Dassiet, maker of the Upets Splinting System, has published a preliminary study which demonstrated a reduction in casting complications using its wood composite cast. Eight dogs being treated at three veterinary clinics in Norway took part in the study1. Previous research2 has found a complication rate of 55% when fibreglass casts are used, 20% of … Read more

Animalcare launches Hydrocortisone Cutaneous Spray Solution – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Animalcare has launched Hydrocortisone Cutaneous Spray Solution (Hydrocortisone Aceponate 0.584 mg / ml), a topical spray for the symptomatic treatment of inflammatory and pruritic dermatoses and the alleviation of clinical signs associated with atopic dermatitis in dogs. Animalcare says hydrocortisone aceponate is a potent, topical anti-inflammatory, proven to quickly relieve itchy and inflamed skin in … Read more

Vets Now introduces menopause support for staff – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Following the campaigning work of the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, journalist Alice Smellie and others to raise awareness of the menopause, Vets Now has launched Peppy, a new app to support those of its staff who are going through it. Alice and Mariella, who co-authored the book Cracking the Menopause, met with MPs earlier this month … Read more

New guidelines to help vet nurses decide what’s routine and what’s research – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

On the 1st of July, the RCVS will publish new guidelines on whether procedures count as routine veterinary practice (RVP), clinical veterinary research (CVR) or as experimental. The new guidance replaces Chapter 25 of the Supporting Guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct. Routine Veterinary Practice describes the procedures and techniques performed on animals by … Read more

RCVS report recommends making it easier for BAME students to report discrimination at EMS placements – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have published recommendations on how support for Black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) veterinary students can be improved. The report is the culmination of the work of a joint RCVS and VSC BAME Student Support Working Group, set up to explore key issues in supporting BAME veterinary … Read more

Somerset referral center beefs up its neurology service – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Cave Veterinary Specialists, near Wellington, has expanded it’s neurology service with the appointment of European specialist Sabrina Gillespie, and the installation of a £ 1.2m Phillips Ingenia 1.5T Evolution MRI. Sabrina joins Fran Taylor-Brown, Simon Bertram and head of service Tom Cardy. Tom, a European and RCVS specialist in neurology, said Cave is now the … Read more

New RCVS guidance on religious clothing in veterinary practice – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Veterinary Schools Council (VSC) have jointly published new guidelines on accommodating religious clothing and beliefs in veterinary education and clinical settings. Although developed by the RCVS and VSC BAME Student Support Working Group ostensibly for use by Universities, EMS placement host practices and other educational establishments, it … Read more

Elanco launches Credelio game – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Elanco Animal Health has launched Plus Pummet, an online game in which veterinary professionals can win monthly £ 50 Secret Escapes vouchers for getting the highest score. Game players have to ‘catch’ falling symbols marked with a ‘+’ or the Credelio Plus ingredients, milbemycin oxime and lotilaner to win points, and avoid ones with fleas, … Read more

Study reveals most common disorders of pet hamsters – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RVC has published new research which has revealed the 20 most common disorders and the typical lifespan of pet hamsters. The study1the largest in the world to date, investigated anonymised veterinary clinical records of a random sample of almost 4,000 hamsters. The three most common hamster species were Syrian (golden) hamster (73.5%), Djungarian (winter … Read more

Vet nurse and recruitment company join forces to improve diversity – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Veterinary nurse Remi Onabolu, who is currently studying to become a veterinary surgeon, has joined forces with JHP Recruitment on a new initiative to improve diversity and attract more individuals from BAME backgrounds into the veterinary profession. Together, they’re producing an educational video to be distributed and used by registered career advisers across the Southwest … Read more