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Didier Carlotti Award: call for nominations

Didier Carlotti Award: call for nominations

Placed at 16-02-2018

Nominations for the 2018 Didier-Noël Carlotti Award are now open!

Postcards from the past: FECAVA Newsletter

Postcards from the past: FECAVA Newsletter

Placed at 16-02-2018

In this month’s Newsletter, past presidents of FECAVA share their memories of Tallinn. 

Bureaucats: The felines with official positions

Bureaucats: The felines with official positions

Placed at 16-02-2018

A cat's life typically consists of sleeping, interspersed with eating and the occasional manic bout of skittishness, followed by a good old nap.

24th FECAVA Eurocongress - 14th to 16th of June 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia

24th FECAVA Eurocongress - 14th to 16th of June 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia

Placed at 13-02-2018

Please join us at the 24th FECAVA Eurocongress that will take place from 14th to 16th of June 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Film screening at the European Parliament-Documentary highlights plight of stray dogs

Film screening at the European Parliament-Documentary highlights plight of stray dogs

Placed at 12-02-2018

FECAVA board member Ann Criel attended the screening of the documentary ‘A dog’s life – the strays of Sarajevo’  at the European Parliament in Brussels on 31 January.

Call to exempt overseas students from UK immigration targets

Call to exempt overseas students from UK immigration targets

Placed at 06-02-2018

Veterinary bodies have submitted recommendations to the Government on the future of non-UK citizens studying at UK vet schools.

Whiskers in the workplace: More cats with careers

Whiskers in the workplace: More cats with careers

Placed at 06-02-2018

Cats - well known for doing as they please - have on occasion surprised the human race by using their paws to hold down a job. BBC News featured some of these purposeful pusses last week - but the number of whiskers in the workforce was too great to do justice to in just the one instalment.

GRAM: Discussing good practices to combat resistance

GRAM: Discussing good practices to combat resistance

Placed at 01-02-2018

FECAVA board member Danny Holmes attended the 26 January meeting on European Guidance on the Rational use of AntiMicrobials (GRAM)

Vets on the Balkan invites you to Tallinn

Vets on the Balkan invites you to Tallinn

Placed at 30-01-2018

Come and join the FECAVA EuroCongress in Tallinn!

Male cats are ‘southpaws’

Male cats are ‘southpaws’

Placed at 29-01-2018

For the first time, researchers have investigated lateralised spontaneous behaviour in the domestic cat and discovered female cats are much more likely to use their right paw than their male counterparts. Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast recruited 44 cats – 24 male and 20 female – for the study, in which pet cats were monitored as they performed three spontaneous behaviours: lying on their side, stepping down a flight of stairs and stepping over a raised object.

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