Medical castration for cats is now an option – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Virbac has announced that Suprelorin 4.7mg Implants for Dogs, the reversible alternative to surgical castration, is now licensed for use in male cats. Suprelorin 4.7mg is a sustained release implant containing deslorelin (a GnRH super agonist) which has been EMA and VMD approved for use in male cats from 3 months of age. The implant … Read more

New joint supplement for cats and dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Nutravet has launched Nutraflex, a new joint supplement for cats and dogs. Nutraflex contains turmeric curcumin complex and boswellia extract, which Nutravet says work synergistically to support the natural systems that control inflammation. The new product also contains glucosamine, a structural component of cartilage, and chondroitin sulphate to help maintain synovial fluid viscosity. Nutravet claims … Read more

New book explains how to talk to clients about overweight pets – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Purina has published ‘New Perspectives on Pet Obesity, Moving to a Behavioral Science Model’, an e-book that explores new ways of tackling weight management with clients. The book includes interviews with researchers and thought leaders, including Professor Jeff French, Hugues Ruault du Plessis and Professor Thomas Webb. There’s a chapter on ways to influence owner … Read more

RCVS considers private prosecutions for offenses under the Veterinary Surgeons Act – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

RCVS Council has been considering the costs, advantages and disadvantages of bringing private prosecutions against people and organizations that breach the Veterinary Surgeons Act. A paper introduced by the RCVS Registrar Eleanor Ferguson looked at the possibility of the RCVS prosecuting, for example, unqualified individuals undertaking veterinary work and courses falsely purporting to lead to … Read more

Practice poster to warn of autumnal dangers to pets – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

TVM has produced veterinary practice waiting room poster to highlight the hazards to pets in the autumn. Common ‘Pet Dangers’ include: Human cold and flu medication Rat poison Xylitol Chocolate Anti-freeze Acorns and conkers Mushrooms Moldy food The poster also reinforces the importance of SPEED when dealing with poisoned pets: Stop the pet eating any … Read more

Boehringer launches Frontline wormer for cats and dogs – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Boehringer has launched Frontline Wormer for cats and dogs. Frontline wormer for cats contains praziquantel and pyrantel embonate, and for dogs it also contains febantel. According to the company, Frontline Wormer is effective against all types of intestinal worms found in the UK: roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms. It is presented as a palatable tablet … Read more

Queen’s funeral spells bad news for guinea pigs | Letters

My six-year-old granddaughter has been solemnly informed that Guinea Pig Awareness Week has been postponed as a mark of respect. She is distraught and I cannot help but think that, as an animal lover, Her Majesty would not have approved. Perhaps a constitutional expert or someone close to the royals could prevail on the organizers … Read more

Vet nurses invited to Royal Canin’s 2022 Vet Symposium – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Registrations have now opened for Royal Canin’s 2022 Vet Symposium, being held online on the 20th and 21st September, where experts will speak about the latest developments in cardiology, dermatology and pediatric veterinary medicine. Speakers include Prof. Jo Dukes McEwan, Head of Service, Professor in Small Animal Cardiology (University of Liverpool), Doctor Jennifer Schissler, Veterinary … Read more

Purina encourages vet nurses to talk more about nutrition – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Purina Petcare will be holding CPD talks at its stand at BVNA Congress (7th-9th October) where it will share practical tips for having more collaborative nutritional conversations with clients. Laura Hughes, Veterinary Nurse Development Manager for Purina UK and Ireland (pictured right) said: “All of our CPD talks on the stand are certified and each … Read more

David Rendle appointed President of BEVA – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

David Rendle, an independent equine medicine and therapeutics consultant and sheep farmer has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) for 2022/23. He takes over the role from Huw Griffiths at the end of BEVA Congress 7th -10th September 2022. Roger Smith becomes President Elect. Following graduation from The University of … Read more