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May, 2017

  • 25 May

    UK pets at risk following sharp drop in vaccinations

    Vaccination, PDSA

    Millions of pets in the UK are at risk of deadly diseases, warns PDSA. New findings from the vet charity reveal that the number of owners vaccinating their pets has declined steeply. The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2017 surveyed over 63,000 people since 2011, to provide a robust insight into the …

  • 24 May

    Major parties commit to BVA’s manifesto recommendations


    The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is celebrating its lobbying success. More than half of BVA’s own manifesto recommendations, centring on animal health and welfare, have been written into the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat priorities for the next Parliament. Following the announcement of the snap General Election, BVA produced a 20-point …

  • 11 May

    Scotland introduces new animal welfare measures

    Circuses, Scotland, wild animals

    The Scottish Government has announced a package of measures including introducing a ban on wild animals in travelling circuses and legislation to permit tail shortening for spaniels and hunt point retrievers intended for use as working dogs. Responding, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) Scottish Branch President Grace Webster said: “We …

  • 8 May

    Vets urged to test older horses for PPID

    Laminitis, veterinary, PPID, vets

    Veterinary surgeons throughout the UK are being urged to routinely test for PPID at the annual health check or vaccination visit for horses over the age of 15. The recommendation follows the analysis of data collected as part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s Talk About Laminitis (TAL) disease awareness initiative, which has …

  • 3 May

    BVA initiative shortlisted for Antibiotic Guardian Award

    A ‘One Health’ initiative, led by the British Veterinary Association (BVA), to promote ways of reducing the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and humans has been shortlisted for the Antibiotic Guardian Award 2017. BVA, in partnership with the British Medical Association (BMA), Public Health England (PHE) and Veterinary …

April, 2017

  • 24 April

    Lintbells named BSAVA’s ‘Stand of the Year’

    Lintbells, BSAVA

    Natural supplements company Lintbells has been awarded BSAVA Stand of the Year by the BSAVA congress committee. The plaudit recognises stand design but also the level of service and engagement from the team during the event. It follows on from a successful four days at congress which was attended not just …

  • 12 April

    Rise in dogs poisoned by Easter chocolate, say vets

    chocolate poisoning

    New figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveal two in three vets treated at least one case of chocolate poisoning last Easter. BVA’s Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey, which polled over 1,600 UK vets, shows an increase in the number of vets seeing at least one dog with …

  • 4 April

    Are we killing our pets with kindness? asks BVA

    pets, BVA

    Recognising when a pet is overweight is the top issue vets and vet nurses wish UK pet owners knew about their animals, according to new findings released for National Pet Month, in April 2017. More than one in five of veterinary professionals (23 percent) said the number one thing they …

March, 2017

  • 27 March

    Forum aims to tackle animal welfare issues


    A new ‘On the pulse’ session will be introduced at this year’s Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum, building on the annual event’s usual discussion and debate on key areas of animal welfare. AWF’s Discussion Forum, held at One George Street, London, on Monday 5 June, attracts delegates from a …

  • 8 March

    Vet nurse scoops double award

    A Middlewich veterinary nurse has won a double award for helping obese pets loose weight. Katie Hartnoll, head veterinary nurse at Abbeycroft Veterinary Centre in Northwich, will head to a awards ceremony in Kidderminster later this month to receive her trophies. The overall winner will also be revealed at the …