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2017 FECAVA best original paper award

2017 FECAVA best original paper award

Placed at 28-09-2017

Shailen Jasani from the UK was the 2017 recipient of the FECAVA Best Paper award, for his paper "Analgesia for the emergency/critical care patient:

Would love to run - if only I could breathe...

Would love to run - if only I could breathe...

Placed at 25-09-2017

Vets sound the alarm on the health and welfare of flat-faced dogs during FECAVA/WSAVA/DSAVA Congress in Copenhagen 

Vets launch resources to inspire children about animal welfare

Vets launch resources to inspire children about animal welfare

Placed at 25-09-2017

As children return to school this month, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is encouraging veterinary teams to help children learn about animal welfare after figures show 85% of school children have never heard of the five animal welfare needs – but primary school is the age when most vets decide they want to enter the profession.

Brexit may force third of EU trainee specialists to quit UK

Brexit may force third of EU trainee specialists to quit UK

Placed at 18-09-2017

Henry L’Eplattenier, ECVS chairman and clinical director of Southfields Veterinary Specialists, warns specilaist vet loss due to Brexit would mean a shortage of practitioners across the board.

Damning’ KC research exposes buying habits

Damning’ KC research exposes buying habits

Placed at 18-09-2017

Results from a survey by The Kennel Club have revealed "hugely disappointing" and "reckless" attitudes from potential owners when it comes to buying a puppy. 

Animal adverse food reactions echo human symptoms – study

Animal adverse food reactions echo human symptoms – study

Placed at 08-09-2017

A European position paper from a team in Vienna highlights the strong similarities in animal and human allergy symptoms, and triggers of adverse food reactions.

Dog breeding defects emerge as top concern for vets

Dog breeding defects emerge as top concern for vets

Placed at 07-09-2017

Vets are calling on prospective dog owners to think twice before buying a puppy after breeding and hereditary defects came out as vets’ top animal health and welfare concern, with the number of vets citing it as a pressing issue more than doubling in the past two years, according to figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) revealed during Puppy Awareness Week (4-10 September).

FECAVA Newsletter

FECAVA Newsletter

Placed at 04-09-2017

We've all had them in our consultations: flat-faced dogs snorting, panting and generally fighting for breath after mild exercise or exitement...

FECAVA honours Saki Paatsama on new membership card

FECAVA honours Saki Paatsama on new membership card

Placed at 04-09-2017

The new FECAVA membership card honours another European veterinarian, Saki Paatsama (1918-1998) from Finland. A great visionary and one of the fathers of veterinary surgery and orthopaedics – creator of the ‘over-the-top’ technique of the stifle – he was professor of surgery at the Helsinki Veterinary School for many years. He was also actively involved in many organisations including the WSAVA, ESVS, ESVOT and the International kennel club (FCI).

UK companion animal vet wins international animal welfare award

UK companion animal vet wins international animal welfare award

Placed at 04-09-2017

British Veterinary Association (BVA) Senior Vice President and companion animal vet Sean Wensley has been awarded the World Veterinary Association (WVA) Global Animal Welfare Award for Europe today (29 August) at the 33rd World Veterinary Congress in South Korea.