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Last week many interesting meetings took place at the EMA in London. At the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) meeting, the re-examination of the appeal to the opinion for veterinary medicinal products containing zinc oxide to be administered orally to food producing species was discussed. The Committee adopted by consensus a final opinion recommending the refusal of granting of new marketing authorisations and the withdrawal of the existing authorisations for veterinary medicinal products containing zinc oxide.
FECAVA has opened nominations for the new Didier-Carlotti award which recognises outstanding service in the fields of inter-professional communication and/or continuing education for companion animal veterinarians in Europe.
Following the recent recall of four dried cat food products due to low thiamine levels, BSAVA wanted to provide a brief update on thiamine deficiency.Thiamine deficiency
Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency occurs most commonly in anorexic cats or cats that are fed an all fish diet containing thiaminase. However, it but has also been associated with excessive cereal in the diet, uncooked soy products, heating foods to excessive temperatures and the use of sulphur dioxide as a preservative. Thiamine deficiency can also occur in dogs.
Thiamine plays an essential role as a cofactor for enzymes in carbohydrate metabolism, it forms a compound with ATP to form thiamine diphosphate/thiamine pyrophosphate. It does not affect blood glucose. Thiamine deficiency leads to energy depletion and neuronal necrosis resulting in polioencephalomalacia, particularly of the oculomotor and vestibular nuclei, the caudal colliculus and the lateral geniculate body.
A novel study by US scientists may help British vets distinguish animal abuse from accidental trauma and “give a voice to the voiceless”.Researchers compared records from 50 criminal cases of abuse from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Humane Law Enforcement Division with a sample of 426 motor vehicle accident cases from the foster hospital for small animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, US.It is hoped the findings will help vets and associated parties identify and address animal abuse.Read more
A puppy farmer who made “a small fortune” selling animals so sick some died within hours of being bought by unsuspecting members of the public has been jailed for six months.Sean Kerr, of Pastures Farm in Bickenhill, near Solihull, was also banned from keeping dogs for life and ordered to pay £30,000 in court costs.
What is it? A scenic 5 km run or 3 km walk though green part of Copenhagen near Congress venue by Hill's.Why do we hold it? To save lives in Africa by raising funds to support the fight against RABIES in Africa, which is being led by Mission Rabies and our AFSCAN teamsWhen does it take place: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 6:30 AM - 8:00 AMWhere: The route is being finalized and will be close to the Congress center and hotelsHow do I register? You can register via the registration page when you register for WSAVA Congress. You can also register at the W SAVA FOUNDATION stand in the Congress Exhibition.Distance: 5 km run or a 3 km walkRoute: to be confirmed shortlyWhat is my reward? A souvenir T-shirt - plus we are awarding medals for the fastest 15 runners. You'll also receive refreshments along the way and have lots of fun!