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Animal adverse food reactions echo human symptoms – study

Animal adverse food reactions echo human symptoms – study

A European position paper from a team in Vienna highlights the strong similarities in animal and human allergy symptoms, and triggers of adverse food reactions.

Dog breeding defects emerge as top concern for vets

Dog breeding defects emerge as top concern for vets

Vets are calling on prospective dog owners to think twice before buying a puppy after breeding and hereditary defects came out as vets’ top animal health and welfare concern, with the number of vets citing it as a pressing issue more than doubling in the past two years, according to figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) revealed during Puppy Awareness Week (4-10 September).

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.

Brexit: UK 'overwhelmingly reliant' on abattoir vets from EU

Brexit: UK 'overwhelmingly reliant' on abattoir vets from EU

The UK is "overwhelmingly reliant" on EU workers to enforce animal welfare and food hygiene standards in abattoirs, a group of peers has warned.