New research suggests poodle crosses are greater risk of dental disease – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Veterinary digital services company, VisioCare, has released the preliminary results of some research which appears to show that poodle cross puppies are at greater risk of dental problems The company says that of the 249 responses to its Puppy Tooth Census received so far (of which 40% were from vets, 21% vet nurses, 2% other … Read more

CVO offers vet advice to reduce rabies risk from non-compliant Ukrainian pets

UK CVO Christine Middlemiss has asked vets to report suspected illegal pet landings from Ukraine to help maintain the country 100-year rabies-free status. In a letter to the profession via RCVS Kate Richards, Dr Middlemiss advised on how to contact APHA if a rabies non-compliant Ukrainian pet is presented in practice. She stressed the primary … Read more

Disbanding of Dorset wildlife crime team puts birds of prey ‘at risk’ | Birds

Birds of prey are being put at risk by the disbanding of one of the country leading wildlife crime teams, campaigners have warned, raising fears it could be part of a nationwide pattern. Wildlife crime officers work to stop offences such as raptor persecution, where birds of prey are poisoned or shot by gamekeepers and … Read more

APHA warns of rabies risk from Ukraine

Animal rehoming charities have been urged to ensure rescues entering the country have the necessary paperwork after an illegal movement of Ukrainian dogs was discovered by the APHA. Follow-up border checks by the agency showed a shipment of 19 animals imported by a rescue charity traveledled on falsified rabies documentation. Rabies risk The dogs had … Read more