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Gender discrimination in veterinary practice

Gender discrimination in veterinary practice

Vets who think gender discrimination is a thing of the past should think again. Recent research on gender inequality and discrimination in the veterinary profession has found compelling evidence that discrimination against women exists, and is most commonly perpetuated by those who believe that women do not face discrimination.

European vets call for better regulation of online pet trade

European vets call for better regulation of online pet trade

A joint letter highlighting the concerns of unregulated online trade of pets was signed by the three major European veterinary organisations (Federation of Veterinarians of EuropeUnion of European Veterinary Practitioners, and FECAVA) last month.

FECAVA says time to take the WSAVA wellbeing survey!

FECAVA says time to take the WSAVA wellbeing survey!

The aim is to have a thriving, mentally and physically healthy veterinary community. Let’s make that a reality.
 

What Europeans know about antibiotics... (very little)

What Europeans know about antibiotics... (very little)

It’s worrying. The 2018 findings of the Eurobarometer on the level of knowledge on antibiotics of the average European citizen are worrying. To assess their general knowledge, four questions were asked: Do antibiotics kill viruses? Are antibiotics effective against colds? Does unnecessary use of antibiotics make them become more ineffective? Does taking antibiotics often result in side effects such as diarrhoea?

European Medicines Agency (EMA) workshop

European Medicines Agency (EMA) workshop

On December 6th 2018, FECAVA attended a workshop held by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) entitled “Regulatory science to 2025”. The purpose of the meeting was to gather opinions from key stakeholders on the EMA’s proposed veterinary regulatory pathway to 2025, which will be made law by the new veterinary regulations that are currently being drafted.

Extreme breeding: Berlin vets launch public campaign

Extreme breeding: Berlin vets launch public campaign

Regarding extreme breeding “we needed a paradigm shift,” concluded our colleague Heidermarie Ratsch, president of the Berlin Veterinary Chamber (Tierärztekammer Berlin) at the launch of an awareness-raising campaign with the motto “Umdenken – tierzuliebe”, which roughly translates as “think differently - for the animal’s sake”.

Discussing illegal online puppy trade in Brussels

Discussing illegal online puppy trade in Brussels

In November, Fecava attended two events related to the online-trade of animals. The Illegal Online Puppy Trade: towards a safer EU for animals and people online  was the theme of the 22 November meeting organised by the Austrian Presidency, Eurogroup for Animals and Four Paws International. 

Anaplasmosis, FECAVA’s fifth fact sheet

Anaplasmosis, FECAVA’s fifth fact sheet

FECAVA has just published its fifth fact sheet, this time on anaplasmosis , a disease that is increasingly found in northern parts of Europe.

Illegal online dog selling: challenges and solutions

Illegal online dog selling: challenges and solutions

On the 21 & 28 November FVE attended two events related to online-trade of animals. The first one focused on the illegal online puppy trade.

USAVA congress: great FECAVA promotion in Ukraine

USAVA congress: great FECAVA promotion in Ukraine

The Conference of Veterinary Dermatology held in Kiev, November 1-3 was the occasion for the Ukraine Small Animal Veterinary Association (USAVA to promote FECAVA, and share its values and positions.

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