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2017 Didier Carlotti Award

2017 Didier Carlotti Award

Placed at 28-09-2017

Eric Guaguère from France (far right) recipient of the very first Didier Noël Award, presented by FECAVA president Jerzy Gawor (centre) and Ben Albalas, former FECAVA president. 

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...

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.

Pet calorie calculator launched

Pet calorie calculator launched

Placed at 04-09-2017

An online “pet calorie calculator” has been launched after a survey showed 22% of pet owners believe their animal is overweight, yet 86% still feed them snacks outside of typical mealtimes.