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FECAVA Newsletter

FECAVA Newsletter

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

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

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.

FECAVA honours Saki Paatsama on new membership card

FECAVA honours Saki Paatsama on new membership card

The new FECAVA membership card honours another European veterinarian, Saki Paatsama (1918-1998) from Finland. A great visionary and one of the fathers of veterinary surgery and orthopaedics – creator of the ‘over-the-top’ technique of the stifle – he was professor of surgery at the Helsinki Veterinary School for many years. He was also actively involved in many organisations including the WSAVA, ESVS, ESVOT and the International kennel club (FCI).

Eric Guaguère: first recipient of the Didier-Noël Carlotti Award

Eric Guaguère: first recipient of the Didier-Noël Carlotti Award

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.

DGK-DVG-Nachrichten

DGK-DVG-Nachrichten

Monatlich erscheinen in unserer Fachzeitschrift Kleintierpraxis auch die Nachrichten der DGK-DVG.

Shailen Jasani and Viktor Szatmári: recipients of the 2017 FECAVA Best Paper Awards

Shailen Jasani and Viktor Szatmári: recipients of the 2017 FECAVA Best Paper Awards

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.

Happy hound or crabby canine? Genetic reasoning discovered

Happy hound or crabby canine? Genetic reasoning discovered

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.

Brexit barometer reveals industry split

Brexit barometer reveals industry split

The animal medicines sector is split on the future of the industry, according to the first “Brexit Barometer” report released by NOAH.

Young vet scoops WSAVA award

Young vet scoops WSAVA award

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”.