Archive for June, 2014

Did eating bugs make our early ancestors more intelligent?

A 5-year study of capuchin monkeys suggests foraging for hard-to-find insects may have helped our early ancestors’ brains evolve the thinking ability that led to advanced tool use.

Pre-2012 graduates advised to complete their PDP

We are asking that all veterinary surgeons who graduated before 2012 and have yet to complete the Professional Development Phase (PDP) do so before the end of September.

Veterinarian found dead at California clinic

Law enforcement is ithe death as a possible homicide.nvestigating

Nominations now open for 2015 RCVS Honours

The opportunity to recognise outstanding achievement in the veterinary world is now available with the opening of the nomination period for RCVS Honours for 2015.

FDA issues guidance to support the responsible development of nanotechnology products

Three final guidances and one draft guidance have been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration providing greater regulatory clarity for industry on the use of nanotechnology in…

RCVS Disciplinary Committee adjourns restoration hearing

The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has this week [Tuesday 24 June 2014] decided to adjourn its hearing of an application for restoration to the Register from Denis Patrick Cronin of County Dublin, the Republic of Ire…

New treatment for enlarged prostate successful in dogs

Enlarged prostate is a common problem in older males (both humans and non-humans!). Parsemus Foundation sponsored a study by Dr.

Blog: Idaho joins battle over shelter veterinary clinics

Prepare to see more state VMAs weighing in on the role of low-cost shelter veterinary

Tramadol added to list of controlled drugs

We are advising veterinary practice premises and practitioners that tramadol has now become a controlled drug and has been added to Schedule 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

Equine influenza evolution led to canine offshoot which could mix with human influenza

Equine influenza viruses from the early 2000s can easily infect the respiratory tracts of dogs, while those from the 1960s are only barely able to, according to research published ahead of print in…