• 10/12/2023
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    Better welfare for dogs and cats in EU

    Better welfare for dogs and cats in EU

    Nearly half of EU households own a cat or a dog and EU citizens ranked high the importance of their well being. A lot of effort was done by veterinary professionals including FECAVA Vice president Ann Criel and FECAVA Animal Behavior and Welfare working group to push the proposal for enhanced regulations on pet welfare

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    • 03/12/2023
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    ESVCE position statement on the use of medications to manage acute phobic states in dogs as an alternative to acepromazine

    ESVCE position statement on the use of medications to manage acute phobic states in dogs as an alternative to acepromazine

    As the festive season approaches, pet owners often consult veterinarians about their dogs’ fear of loud noises, such as fireworks. The ESVCE advises that while behavior modification programs are essential for severe phobias, there is often a need for effective medication. They emphasize their position statement that acepromazine, lacking anxiolytic properties, is not suitable for

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    • 03/12/2023
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    The Plowright Prize from RCVS Knowledge

    The Plowright Prize from RCVS Knowledge

    The biennial Plowright Prize recognises an individual who has made a key contribution to the field of infectious diseases in animals. This prize recognises an individual whose work has had a significant impact on the control, management and eradication of infectious diseases of animals. Their contribution will demonstrate animal, humanitarian or economic benefit. The prize

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    • 06/11/2023
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    Vets Warn: Don’t Buy a Flat-faced Cat

    Vets Warn: Don’t Buy a Flat-faced Cat

    Flat-faced cat breeds – such as the Persian cat and the exotic shorthair – have been bred to such an extent that they seriously suffer from several physical and hereditary conditions. Many animals have painful eye diseases, are cross-eyed, and are constantly struggling to breathe. Owners are often not well informed and are, therefore, unexpectedly

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