Breed-related disease: Birman Cat

The origin of the Birman cat is not well known, with much of his history tied in with cultural legends, While there is no clear record of the origin of Birman cats, one pair was taken to France around 1919, from which the breed became established in the western world. However, Birman cats were almost…

Bioguard Supports the 11th Academic Symposium of TVMA

  Bioguard sponsors the 11th Academic Symposium 2020 of the Taipei Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) at National Taiwan University, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan, on November 8, 2020. The event was participated by veterinary professionals from different parts of the country. In line with the mission of the organization, lectures were given by experts in…

BSAVA Cognitive Aids for Anaesthesia

BSAVA Publishes New Anaesthesia Resource

Author BSAVA   The BSAVA has added a new ‘essential’ anaesthesia guide to its collection of resources for clinical practitioners. Cognitive Aids for Anaesthesia in Small Animal Practice, written by veterinary anaesthesia specialist Matt McMillan, includes checklists that should be completed as part of any anaesthetic procedure, as well as troubleshooting guides and crisis checklists. Cognitive…

Surveys Show Threat Of Burnout In Veterinary Profession

Three-quarters of veterinarians are concerned about stress and burnout in the profession because of COVID-19, a new  survey  from the British Veterinary Association found. The findings were released six months after the country’s initial lockdown was lifted, and they come as Britain—like many countries, including the United States—faces a new wave of coronavirus infections. Of…

Global Pet Expo 2021 Confirms Show Dates

Global Pet Expo 2021 Confirms Show Dates   Global Pet Expo is open to independent retailers, distributors, mass-market buyers, and other qualified professionals.   Pet Business Staff Nov 3, 2020   Global Pet Expo, presented by American Pet Products Association (APPA) and the Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA), will be taking place during the scheduled show dates, March 24–26,…

Breed-related disease: French bulldog

The “bouldogge Francais,” as he is known in his adopted home country of France, actually originated in England, in the city of Nottingham. Small bulldogs were popular pets with the local lace workers, keeping them company and ridding their workrooms of rats. After the industrial revolution, lacemaking became mechanized and many of the lace workers…

Joseph R. Sivewright and Nina Leigh Krueger

Purina Reveals Leadership Changes

Pet Staff The company is transitioning its leaders to appoint a new chairman and a new CEO. Nestle Purina’s current CEO,  Joseph R. Sivewright, will transition to become the company’s chairman on January 1, 2021; succeeding Sivewright will be Nina Leigh Krueger, who will become the CEO and president of Nestlé Purina PetCare for the Americas. …