Archive for March, 2013

New Vaccine For Foot And Mouth Safer, Cheaper To Make Thanks To Synthetic Virus Shell

UK scientists have developed a new vaccine against foot and mouth disease that is cheaper and safer to manufacture thanks to the fact it doesn’t rely on inactivating live infectious virus but uses a synthetic virus shell to provoke an immune response….

New company vows to be ‘most valued’

The newest name in veterinary medicine says it will draw on 60 years of experience to become the most valued company to vets and animal health customers.

Keep chocolate away from pets this Easter, says vets

As the nation settles into its stash of Easter treats, BVA and PDSA warn members of the public to keep chocolate away from pets as it poses a poison hazard.

Advances could lead to FMDV vaccine ‘Holy Grail’

A major breakthrough could lead to the “holy grail” of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) vaccines and radically reduce the chance of another UK outbreak.

New management courses for nurses and practice managers

The College of Animal Welfare’s new courses – a certificate and diploma – take first set of students at the end of April.

Direct contact between cattle and badgers "rare"

Research from RVC and Food and Environment Research Agency suggests indirect contact is more likely to be how bovine tuberculosis is passed between two species.

Teenager’s death prompts renewed calls for dog legislation changes

DEFRA watchdog wants Government to bring forward planned changes to dog laws in light of tragic death of teenager Jade Anderson.

Great Fibre Revival hosts free exotics CPD at congress

As part of its latest campaign to increase awareness of the importance of a high fibre, low sugar diet for rabbits, Supreme Petfoods is hosting four free lunch and learn sessions, covering “hot topics” on rabbit nutrition.

Texas veterinarian’s life, career cut short by fatal shooting

Deidra Blackmon, DVM, remembered as “brilliantly talented” ER doctor.

Call for views on Day One Competences

We are seeking views, via an online survey, on the Day One Competences required of newly qualified veterinary surgeons.