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Defending pet welfare at European level

Defending pet welfare at European level

Placed at 09-06-2017

Problematic genetics and breeding of companion animals, the internet trade of pets and responsible ownership are all part of the ‘companion animal’ action plan currently being discussed by the FVE/UEVP working group on animal welfare. 

Protecting the welfare of traded dogs in Europe

Protecting the welfare of traded dogs in Europe

Placed at 09-06-2017

“Profit should never take priority over animal health and welfare” stressed Monique Megens, FECAVA senior vice president and member of the joint animal welfare working party of the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners (UEVP) and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE). 

Illegal dog movements and false certification highlighted by official vet in France

Illegal dog movements and false certification highlighted by official vet in France

Placed at 09-06-2017

There were many irregularities observed in the movement of dogs in France, according to Deborah Infante, official veterinarian from France

Flying the FECAVA colours in Tallinn

Flying the FECAVA colours in Tallinn

Placed at 09-06-2017

Nearly exactly one year before the 2018 FECAVA congress in Tallinn, FECAVA board member Ann Criel presented FECAVA to the general assembly of the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners, held yesterday in Tallinn. 

New findings from the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2017 raises concern

New findings from the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report 2017 raises concern

Placed at 01-06-2017

The BSAVA shares concerns over new findings in the seventh annual PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report, which monitors pet welfare issues across the UK. Leading vet charity PDSA is warning that millions of UK dogs, cats and rabbits are at serious risk of deadly diseases as the number of owners vaccinating their pets has declined steeply.

Orthopedic Surgeons Successfully Utilize Bone Regrowth Technology

Orthopedic Surgeons Successfully Utilize Bone Regrowth Technology

Placed at 01-06-2017

May 31, 2017

Five years ago, UC Davis veterinary oral surgeons started using a bone growth stimulator to regrow jawbones in dogs. To date, they have successfully regrown nearly three dozen jawbones. Now, that technology has made its way to orthopedic surgery, and is being utilized to repair bone injuries in dogs’ legs. 

Heartworm, babesiosis, leishmaniosis... FECAVA and ESCCAP join forces in the fight against vector-borne diseases

Heartworm, babesiosis, leishmaniosis... FECAVA and ESCCAP join forces in the fight against vector-borne diseases

Placed at 30-05-2017

May 2017 – The Federation of Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) and the European scientific counsel for companion animal parasites (ESCCAP) have decided to join forces in the fight against vector-borne diseases in dogs and cats.

WVA and Health for Animals launch the Animal Health Matters project

WVA and Health for Animals launch the Animal Health Matters project

Placed at 24-05-2017

The WVA is delighted to launch today the joint project with HealthforAnimals: Animal Health Matters

FECAVA president in China

FECAVA president in China

Placed at 24-05-2017

FECAVA President Jerzy Gawor is extending the greetings of the European Small Animal Veterinary Community to 11 000 participants at China's Eastern and Western Clinical Small Animal Congress in Dalian.

2017 OIE Photo Competition Winners

2017 OIE Photo Competition Winners

Placed at 22-05-2017

The winners of the 2017 OIE PHOTO COMPETITION are the photographers who best illustrate, both from an artistic and a descriptive point of view, the work carried out by animal health and welfare players, in particular by Veterinary services both in their public and private components, to protect animal health and promote animal welfare worldwide in the context of the OIE Standards’ implementation, thus ensuring public health.