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ACOVENE meets with Romanian congress organisers

ACOVENE meets with Romanian congress organisers

Providing a quality conference for veterinary nurses in Romania – that was the goal of the recent meeting between Robert Popa, president of the Romanian Small Animal Veterinary Association (RoSAVA/AMVAC) and Julie Dugmore, Lily Lipman and Krista Arnold (also our UK FECAVA Director) representing ACOVENE.

Spain launches campaign on responsible pet ownership

Spain launches campaign on responsible pet ownership

On 12 April, Spanish minister of agriculture Isabel Garcia Tejerina presented the ‘Action plan for responsible pet ownership’. The main objective of the plan, which is supported by the veterinary profession, is to raise awareness about the responsibility of pet owners to care for their companion animals. In addition, a campaign has been be launched, including posters and key rings stating #eres responsable (‘you are responsible’), the slogan of the campaign.

FECAVA student scholarship awardees 2018

FECAVA student scholarship awardees 2018

Congratulations to the ten students who have been selected as recipients of the FECAVA Student Scholarship!

Sweden: Operated brachycephalic dogs are excluded from breeding

Sweden: Operated brachycephalic dogs are excluded from breeding

Good news from Sweden! Since April 10th, the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK) will no longer register puppies born from a brachycephalic dog that has undergone airway surgery.

Postcards from the past (7)

Postcards from the past (7)

And here’s the 7th postcard of our series. 

Postcards from the past (6)

Postcards from the past (6)

Another memory of Tallinn by one of our past presidents, this time from Andrew Byrne (president 2007-2009)

Now open: EU Survey on best guidelines to fight antibiotic resistance

Now open: EU Survey on best guidelines to fight antibiotic resistance

questionnaire has been launched by the European joint action on antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections.

Finland: Colistin resistance detected in rescue dogs - again

Finland: Colistin resistance detected in rescue dogs - again

Mcr-1 mediated colistin resistance was detected again in Finland from two rescue dogs imported recently from Russia.

FECAVA 2018 - Greetings from Prague

FECAVA 2018 - Greetings from Prague

Another greeting for the FECAVA EuroCongress 2018 in Tallinn has arrived.

Postcards from the past (5)

Postcards from the past (5)

Our fifth postcard from a past president