Third of dogs infected with A. vasorum ‘asymptomatic’ – study

Angiostrongylus vasorum infection could be more common among seemingly health dogs, after researchers found more than a third of infected dogs in a study were clinically asymptomatic. Data in the study1which challenges perceptions of what was thought a largely clinical disease, shows that more than a third (36.1%) of the dogs were clinically asymptomatic and … Read more

Dog Eaten Alive By Parasites, Stares At Newlyweds & Asks Them To Take His Pain Away

Rescue stories always grab our hearts and do not let go! This is another one of those stories but you’re going to love the happy ending. Please be sure to watch the video until the very end, enjoy! Newlyweds Aliki and Walter, from Canada, were on their honeymoon in Greece when they stumbled upon an … Read more

How the vet degree has shaped my plate

Before coming to university, I never really gave much thought to the life or journey of my food before it ended up on my plate; I was not well informed on the topics of air miles, methane production or abattoir welfare standards. If you had asked me if I wanted to make sure the foods … Read more

Vet groups unite for project to tackle AMR

Some of the largest vet groups in the UK have joined forces with BEVA on a new project to share information on worming in a bid to tackle anthelmintic resistance. In an attempt to find a solution to the growing problem of resistance to equine worming products, VetPartners, CVS Group and IVC Evidensia are collaborating … Read more

Feline intestinal parasites

The unique lifestyle of cats means we must consider their requirements for worming treatments differently to that of dogs. For example, some cats live entirely indoors and therefore have a low risk of exposure to roundworms (Toxocara catifor example) and tapeworm (such as Taenia taeniaeformis). It is also important to consider the zoonotic risk of … Read more

Vets welcome temporary suspension of commercial pet imports

Vets are hoping animal health officials will learn lessons during a temporary ban on pet imports from four European countries to help tackle the illegal animal supply chain. Defra announced it had suspended the commercial importation of cats, dogs and ferrets from Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Romania until 14 May because of potential risks to … Read more