Archive for December, 2013

Dogs recognize familiar faces from images

Humans have specific brain mechanisms involved in face processing, which focuses attention to faces and recognizes the identity of faces remarkably quickly and accurately. So far the specialized skill for recognizing facial features holistically has be…

Ceva Animal Health acquires Sogeval

French veterinary pharmaceutical firms have complementary interests, company leaders

Getting a handle on heartworm resistance

AHS experts discuss what veterinarians and their clients need to know about the emergence of ‘evil

Ethical Q&A: A laboratory goof-up and an unused cancer drug

Veterinarian queries ethics expert on two practice scenarios.

Call for evidence on provision of 24-hour emergency veterinary cover

We are inviting responses from veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and animal owners to a call for evidence on the provision of 24-hour emergency veterinary care, in order to understand how best to meet the expectations of all those involved.

Dogs in the house protect against asthma, infection

There have been several studies suggesting that when exposed to a dog regularly in early infancy, children’s risk for developing allergies and asthma decreases. And now, researchers point to changes in gut microbes as the mechanism behind this safeguard.

FDA’s final antimicrobial regulation proposal provides veterinarians more flexibility

Most antimicrobial drugs will no longer be over-the-counter; pharmaceuticals companies have three
years to comply.

Tax changes veterinarians should watch for in 2014

Find out how these new laws will affect you and your practice in the new year.

Free webinar on proposed new Royal Charter

Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses wishing to find out more about the RCVS proposed new Royal Charter will have the opportunity to do so during a free online webinar.

Deadline extended for Find a Vet data cleanse

The deadline for practices to get in touch with us to update their details for the online Find a Vet search tool, has been extended to the end of January 2014.