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Brussels, August 2017 – The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA) is proud to announce that Eric Guaguère (France) is the first recipient of the 2017 Didier-Noël Carlotti Award. The award, sponsored by Virbac, will be presented at the occasion of the WSAVA/FECAVA congress in Copenhagen next month.Read more
August 2017 – Shailen Jasani (UK) and Viktor Szatmári (Netherlands) are the 2017 recipients of the FECAVA awards for best original and best reprint paper, respectively, published in the European Journal of Companion Animal Practice (EJCAP). The awards will be presented during the opening ceremony of the 23rd congress of the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), to be held in Copenhagen next month.
The UK is "overwhelmingly reliant" on EU workers to enforce animal welfare and food hygiene standards in abattoirs, a group of peers has warned.
Scientists believe they may have found a genetic link that makes some dogs more friendly and affable than others. In an article published in Science Advances, the authors said, although decades of research have focused on the unique relationship between humans and domestic dogs, the role of genetics in shaping canine behavioural evolution remains poorly understood.Read more
A Bulgarian vet has been named by the WSAVA and Hill’s Pet Nutrition as the 2017 Next Generation Award winner. Luba Gancheva, who works in Romania, won after launching an online veterinary journal called Vets on the Balkans, with the goal of helping regional vets work more collaboratively, and share their experience and knowledge. In 2016, Dr Gancheva also started an initiative called “Learn and travel with vets in the Balkans”.Read more
Last week R. Von Dobbenburgh (FVE vice president) attended 7th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS) in Valencia (ES).