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European Medicines Agency (EMA) meetings

European Medicines Agency (EMA) meetings

Placed at 23-03-2017

Last week many interesting meetings took place at the EMA in London. At the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) meeting, the re-examination of the appeal to the opinion for veterinary medicinal products containing zinc oxide to be administered orally to food producing species was discussed. The Committee adopted by consensus a final opinion recommending the refusal of granting of new marketing authorisations and the withdrawal of the existing authorisations for veterinary medicinal products containing zinc oxide.

Participate in the IAHAIO Digital photo contest

Participate in the IAHAIO Digital photo contest

Placed at 21-03-2017

For IAHAIO members – member organization, leaders, volunteers, employees, and affiliates.

FECAVA Newsletter March 2017

FECAVA Newsletter March 2017

Placed at 20-03-2017

Newsletter of the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations   n°36 March 2017

FECAVA open nominations for the new Didier-Noel Carlotti award

FECAVA open nominations for the new Didier-Noel Carlotti award

Placed at 15-03-2017

FECAVA has opened nominations for the new Didier-Carlotti award which recognises outstanding service in the fields of inter-professional communication and/or continuing education for companion animal veterinarians in Europe.

  WORLD VETERINARY ASSOCIATION ANIMAL WELFARE AWARDS 2017 SUPPORTED BY CEVA SANTE ANIMALE

WORLD VETERINARY ASSOCIATION ANIMAL WELFARE AWARDS 2017 SUPPORTED BY CEVA SANTE ANIMALE

Placed at 13-03-2017

As global understanding and concern for animal welfare continues to change, so must the veterinary community evolve to embrace these changes and reflect societal expectations.  Animal Welfare is a core mandate of the veterinary community generally and of veterinarians individually. Veterinarians must be engaged, knowledgeable, and prepared to use their skills and expertise in Animal Welfare to assist and support animal caregivers, industry, policy makers and the public to ensure best practices are in place that promote good animal welfare.

Own-Initiative report on rabbits & Equidae

Own-Initiative report on rabbits & Equidae

Placed at 13-03-2017

The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) supports the two Own-Initiative reports on rabbits welfare and on responsible ownership of Equidae. 


UC Davis Makes Strides to Address Student Debt

UC Davis Makes Strides to Address Student Debt

Placed at 10-03-2017

The cost of a quality professional education can be a significant impediment for students as they strive to reach their dream of becoming veterinarians. 

OIE Photo Competition 2017

OIE Photo Competition 2017

Placed at 08-03-2017

The OIE Photo Competition 2017 is currently open on www.oiephotocompetition.com  

Thiamine deficiency

Thiamine deficiency

Placed at 08-03-2017

Following the recent recall of four dried cat food products due to low thiamine levels, BSAVA wanted to provide a brief update on thiamine deficiency. Thiamine deficiency

Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency occurs most commonly in anorexic cats or cats that are fed an all fish diet containing thiaminase. However, it but has also been associated with excessive cereal in the diet, uncooked soy products,  heating foods to excessive temperatures and the use of sulphur dioxide as a preservative. Thiamine deficiency can also occur in dogs.

Thiamine plays an essential role as a cofactor for enzymes in carbohydrate metabolism, it forms a compound with ATP to form thiamine diphosphate/thiamine pyrophosphate. It does not affect blood glucose.  Thiamine deficiency leads to energy depletion and neuronal necrosis resulting in polioencephalomalacia, particularly of the oculomotor and vestibular nuclei, the caudal colliculus and the lateral geniculate body.

Research could help vets tell animal abuse from accidents

Research could help vets tell animal abuse from accidents

Placed at 21-02-2017

A novel study by US scientists may help British vets distinguish animal abuse from accidental trauma and “give a voice to the voiceless”.

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Motor vehicle accidents are often cited as the cause of injury when they are really due to animal abuse.
Researchers compared records from 50 criminal cases of abuse from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Humane Law Enforcement Division with a sample of 426 motor vehicle accident cases from the foster hospital for small animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, US. It is hoped the findings will help vets and associated parties identify and address animal abuse.