EJCAP Winter issue 2016: Annual boosters, obsolete?

15 December 2016 – For many years, the annual booster was a routine procedure. This is now being challenged. Recent scientific data show that many annual boosters are obsolete, says Karin Moestl (Austria), providing an update on the duration on vaccine-induced immunity in the latest issue of the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice.

The issue also contains interactive papers on the on risky drug interactions in small animal practice, epileptic treatment of cats and the impact of pedigree breeding on the behaviour of dogs. Test your knowledge with the interactive quizzes!

 Interactive papers – also for nurses!

‘How to drain a chest’ (Daniela Murgia) and ‘how to manage pododermatitis’ (Rosanna Marsella) are presented in the popular podcast series of BSAVA congress lecture recordings. The EJCAP issue also contains part 2 of emergency care for veterinary nurses.

FECAVA news presents the position paper on dog trafficking as well as an illustrated report of the Travel scholarship exchange.

Veterinary app & book reviews

Finally, the issue contains the quarterly review of veterinary apps (this time, apps on anaesthesia of exotic pets, dermatology, ophthalmology) and books (the five-minute consult, neurology and exotic pet practice).

 Published four times a year, the winter issue of 2016 is now available online at www.ejcap.org.

Access is open to all veterinary practitioners, students and nurses in Europe and beyond, and is compatible for viewing on tablets. Please visit www.ejcap.org for more details.

 Notes for Editors

 • EJCAP is the official organ of the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), the platform for the promotion of the professional development and representation of companion animal veterinarians in Europe. Founded in 1990, it currently has 40 national member associations and 13 associate member associations. FECAVA represents over 30,000 companion animal practitioners throughout Europe.

 • EJCAP online (www.ejcap.org) is generously supported by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, its prime partner.

 • For further information, please contact EJCAP’s Editor Karin de Lange