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BVA voices support for international veterinary family following reports of vet prevented from flying to the US

BVA voices support for international veterinary family following reports of vet prevented from flying to the US

Placed at 30-01-2017

Following reports that Dr Hamaseh Tayari, who holds an Iranian passport, was prevented from flying to the US under President Donald Trump's executive order barring citizens from several countries, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has voiced support for vets across the globe regardless of where they come from.

FECAVA/WSAVA Congress 2017

FECAVA/WSAVA Congress 2017

Placed at 18-01-2017

A chance to get the best of two worlds: CE high quality and Copenhagen ‘dressed up’   
From the 25th to the 28th of September 2017 we have the honor of hosting a WSAVA/FECAVA Congress in Copenhagen with an excellent scientific program. In 9 streams for 4 days there is interesting topics for all. Also there are pre-congress seminars you can join. 

Small animal reproduction and beyond – daily problems and trouble shooting

Small animal reproduction and beyond – daily problems and trouble shooting

Placed at 17-01-2017

Date: 24th of September, 2017
Location: University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1870 Frederiksberg C; Hall: A2-70.02

New global strategies to improve animal health and welfare

New global strategies to improve animal health and welfare

Placed at 16-01-2017

As part of its action to fight antimicrobial resistance, the OIE published its Global Strategy on Antimicrobial Resistance and the Prudent Use of Antimicrobials. The result of many years’ work on this issue, and of the commitment made by the OIE’s 180 Member Countries through a range of international resolutions, this strategy will help to preserve the efficacy of antimicrobials. It is also in line with the global effort undertaken in conjunction with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). A significant highlight of 2016 was the occasion last September when, for the first time, the three organisations spoke as one at the United Nations General Assembly to gain the commitment of countries to deploy the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance in their own territories.

WVS to raise a shed load of cash

WVS to raise a shed load of cash

Placed at 12-01-2017

The Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) has launched a fund-raising appeal to replace a shed to be used for storing veterinary supplies sent to thousands of animals in need across the globe.
One of the projects aided by WVS. The charity is raising funds for a new shed, where valuable veterinary supplies are stored ahead of being shipped where they needed.
The charity says it receives calls and emails on a weekly basis from animal charities in the UK and overseas in need of essential veterinary products to help treat the animals in their care. On average, WVS sends out 850 parcels full of veterinary supplies each year to animal charities globally.

Mars acquires US practice group

Mars acquires US practice group

Placed at 12-01-2017

Mars has cemented its position as the largest provider of veterinary care in the US after announcing a deal to buy animal hospital chain VCA for $9.1 billion.
VCA has nearly 800 hospitals in the US and Canada.
Mars Petcare’s portfolio of vet services businesses already includes the BluePearl veterinary group and Banfield, which has 900 sites across the US and Puerto Rico.

Strong voice for vets ‘vital’ in 2017, says BVA

Strong voice for vets ‘vital’ in 2017, says BVA

Placed at 12-01-2017

Brexit will “undoubtedly” be one of the biggest challenges facing the profession in 2017 and vets must expect the unexpected, BVA president Gudrun Ravetz has said. “We should not forget, however, it also has the potential to be an opportunity,” Mrs Ravetz said ahead of the new year. “The veterinary family needs to come together, embrace its diversity and be a strong voice for all colleagues, whoever they are and wherever they come from in the world.” Reflecting on and summing up 2016, Mrs Ravetz added: “As in the veterinary profession, as in politics: expect the unexpected. “The result of the EU referendum was undoubtedly a challenge in 2016 and for none more so than our EU colleagues, but the veterinary family is pulling together hard and lobbying parliamentarians and policymakers to make sure the veterinary voice is heard.”

Study assesses if dogs listen to ‘puppy-talk’

Study assesses if dogs listen to ‘puppy-talk’

Placed at 12-01-2017

A study has demonstrated humans commonly use a sing-song cadence similar to that used towards babies when speaking to dogs – but only puppies, not adult dogs, respond to it.

The research found puppies were highly reactive to dog-directed speech, with pitch a key factor modulating their behaviour. Image © Happy monkey / Fotolia.
The research found puppies were highly reactive to dog-directed speech, with pitch a key factor modulating their behaviour. Image © Happy monkey / Fotolia.
The research was carried out by scientists in France, the UK and the US and published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B as “Dog-directed speech: why do we use it and do dogs pay attention to it?

EJCAP Winter issue 2016: Annual boosters, obsolete?

EJCAP Winter issue 2016: Annual boosters, obsolete?

Placed at 20-12-2016

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), 

5 Holiday Stressors for Veterinary Teams

5 Holiday Stressors for Veterinary Teams

Placed at 13-12-2016

It’s not all cute dogs in Santa hats, greeting cards, and home-baked cookies from grateful clients. Here are common stressors veterinary healthcare teams encounter during the holidays, with tips to promote more cheer and less fear during the season.