FECAVA Newsletter March 2017

Rehabilitation: the physical options

From hydrotherapy to shock wave, this paper by Yves Samoy and colleagues (Belgium) gives an overview of the currently available tools for rehabilitation of canine and feline patients.

Healing waves

How can ultrasound help in fracture healing? Which type should be used and on what kind of lesion? Lynn Mosselmans and colleagues give a review of ultrasound options in pracitce.


Stairs or ramps?

Stairs and ramps are often used to exercise the forelimb - but which is better? Jennifer Carr and colleagues carry out a scientific trial comparing range of motion.

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Travel scholarship - apply now!

Apply now for the Fecava Laboklin travel scholarship 2017, sponsored by Laboklin. This scholarship supports groups of small animal practitioners from different parts of Europe to visit each other’s practices and countries for a few days. Ideally, they also participate in a joint continuous education event.
Veterinarians who have found a matching partner in another country may send their joint application by 30 June 2017 at the latest to the Fecava office. If you haven't found a partner yet, you can still apply, but before 30 April!

Vector-borne diseases working group

A working group on canine vector borne diseases was created at the Fecava Council meeting in Athens. ‘Most veterinarians from Western and Central Europe are insufficiently informed about of these diseases many of which are on their doorstep – in South-eastern Europe,’ its chairman Nenad Milojkovic (Serbia) stressed.

Special spring issue

Check out the latest issue of EJCAP online! Click here to check out the Spring issue, which focuses on Companion Animal Rehabilitation.

The Carlotti Medal

A new award has been established by Fecava: the Didier-Noël Carlotti medal, in recognition of outstanding service in the field of interprofessional communication and/or continuing education for companion animal veterinarians in Europe. Nominations before 21 June 2017.

Save the date!

The next FECAVA congress will be held in Copenhagen, from 25-28 September 2017, jointly with the WSAVA congress. Save the date!

Veterinary apps

Check our section featuring new veterinary apps for companion animal practitioners - this time including one providing weekly updated maps on the risk of infestation by ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and sand flies across Europe.

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