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Archive for May, 2014

Dirofilaria repens detected in Austria for the first time

Until a short while ago, infections with the parasite Dirofilaria repens was regarded as a classical traveler’s disease in Austria.

Dilemma of testing on captive chimps to save wild apes highlighted by Ebola vaccine success

The first conservation-specific vaccine trial on captive chimpanzees has proved a vaccine against Ebola virus is both safe and capable of producing a robust immune response in chimpanzees.

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copy of Dog Gone, Back Soon.

Dechra partners with new manufacturer for ophthalmic ointments

Consistent supply of two products will begin with more to follow.

Million-dollar lawsuit filed against Texas veterinarian

Couple accuse Millard Lucien Tierce, who allegedly kept sick dogs for experiments, of gross
negligence.

Mizzou veterinary student wins Bayer Excellence in Communication Award

Bayer awards $70,000 to veterinary students at 27 schools.

Merial beginning to fill back orders for veterinarians waiting on Purevax

Distribution of the feline rabies vaccines stopped in April after irregularities found in
product.

*Update* Bogus vet sought by police after failing to appear at court

*Update* A bogus vet who pleaded guilty to a number animal cruelty and fraud offences is being sought by Humberside Police after he failed to appear at court for sentencing.

EMS placements are essential, according to recent graduate survey

The results of a survey we conducted with recent graduates of UK veterinary schools has found that the vast majority find extra-mural studies (EMS) to be an essential component of the veterinary degree.

NexGard effective against two additional types of ticks

FDA approves Merial label claims for black-legged, Lone star ticks.

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