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Top vet dog-tired of pug health problems, highlights BBC Radio 4 Today

Top vet dog-tired of pug health problems, highlights BBC Radio 4 Today

Placed at 10-06-2017

Celebrities, advertisers and the public must stop normalising flat-faced dogs’ health problems for the sake of animal welfare, said British Veterinary Association (BVA) President Gudrun Ravetz this morning on BBC Radio 4’s Today.

Preparing the 2018 EuroCongress in Tallinn

Preparing the 2018 EuroCongress in Tallinn

Placed at 09-06-2017

While attending the UEVP/FVE Conference in Tallinn, FECAVA vice president Wolfgang Dohne took the opportunity to meet up with the local organising committee to discuss the planning of the FECAVA EuroCongress in 2018.

FECAVA presence in Tallinn

FECAVA presence in Tallinn

Placed at 09-06-2017

Nearly exactly one year before the 2018 FECAVA EuroCongress, several FECAVA board members and directors attended the general assembly of the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners (UEVP) and the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE).

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. 

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. 

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.

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.