News

The WSAVA Loyalty Program

The WSAVA Loyalty Program

Placed at 19-05-2017

Is this your 2nd WSAVA Congress in a row? The 3rd one? Or have you been to our world Congress 4 consecutive times? We value the commitment of our loyal supporters and are therefore proud to present the WSAVA loyalty program!
Have a look at the amount you can save and the VIP benefits we offer to Silver, Gold and Platinum members, on registration fees and social events.
Thank you for being a loyal participant!
I Want to Join the Loyalty Program >>

European Court of Auditors prepares special report on Animal Welfare

European Court of Auditors prepares special report on Animal Welfare

Placed at 18-05-2017

The European Court of Auditors is responsible for checking if the budget of the European Union has been implemented correctly and that EU funds have been spent legally and with sound management. Every year they do an annual report, but in addition they do special reports on specific issues.

Pets are good for EU

Pets are good for EU

Placed at 18-05-2017

Stakeholders and experts met in Brussels on 4 May 2017. Around 50 representatives from EU Institutions, National Parliaments, NGOs, Universities, practitioner associations and industry discussed the role pets can play in finding solutions to challenges raised by population ageing.

Research further confirms pets’ positive effect on children

Research further confirms pets’ positive effect on children

Placed at 15-05-2017

Two studies have reinforced evidence suggesting dogs have positive benefits in the lives of children.In the first, researchers from the University of Florida established pet dogs provided “buffering effects” for children who actively engaged with their animals when they were stressed.Dog and kid
The two studies are adding to an increasing body of evidence pets have positive effects on children.
IMAGE: Fotolia/melounix.

Analgesic efficacy of tramadol in cats with naturally occurring osteoarthritis

Analgesic efficacy of tramadol in cats with naturally occurring osteoarthritis

Placed at 12-05-2017

Monteiro BP, Klinck MP, Moreau M, Guillot M, Steagall PV, Pelletier JP, Martel-Pelletier J, Gauvin D, Del Castillo JR, Troncy E. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 12; 12 (4):e0175565.
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to (1) compare outcome assessments in normal and osteoarthritic cats and (2) evaluate the analgesic efficacy of tramadol in feline osteoarthritis (OA), in a prospective, randomised, blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover design.

Cat vaccine survey ‘wake-up’ call to vet teams, says BVA

Cat vaccine survey ‘wake-up’ call to vet teams, says BVA

Placed at 12-05-2017

A new survey showing information overload and “too many big words” as top reasons owners give for confusion around their cats’ vaccinations has been described as a “wake-up call” for veterinary teams.

3 companies that give staff paid time off when they get a puppy

3 companies that give staff paid time off when they get a puppy

Placed at 12-05-2017

Anyone who has experienced getting a puppy knows it can be hard work. Owners often refer to their pets as "fur babies," which makes a lot of sense considering how much attention puppies require when you first get them.

Brexit and the veterinary profession

Brexit and the veterinary profession

Placed at 12-05-2017

In June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union which will impact on many areas of interest to the veterinary profession. 

New welfare measures “mixed bag” for Scotland’s animals, say vets

New welfare measures “mixed bag” for Scotland’s animals, say vets

Placed at 12-05-2017

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. 

Vets raise concern over online animal trade

Vets raise concern over online animal trade

Placed at 12-05-2017

Letter calls for better regulation.

Some of Europe’s leading veterinary associations have written to the European Commission expressing concern over the unregulated internet trade of animals.