Deadly dog disease burrows into Australia

February 12, 2021 (published) By Ross Kelly   Continent was the last in the world to be free of tick-borne canine ehrlichiosis Often confronted with wildfire and snakebite victims, Australian veterinarians face their share of challenges. But they historically haven’t had to contend with many of the world’s worst animal diseases, thanks to the country’s…

dvm360® and Veterinary Hospital Managers Association Open Nominations for 2021 Practice Manager of the Year Contest

Annual awards program celebrates outstanding practice managers who are the backbone of financially healthy, well-led, and inspired veterinary hospitals across the United States.   CRANBURY, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–dvm360®, the No. 1 multimedia platform in the veterinary industry, in partnership with the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA), an association focused exclusively on the professional development of practice managers, is…

Walmart Partners With Nationwide On Pet Drugs

Nationwide pet insurance is inviting policyholders to have their veterinary prescriptions filled at one of the 4,700 U.S. pharmacies operated by Walmart. The initiative, Nationwide Pet Rx Express, saves money and time, the company reported, when pet owners need commonly prescribed medications for chronic diseases and flea, tick and heartworm prevention. “Preferred pricing and the…

FECAVA and WSAVA commit to veterinary collegiality

Photo: iStock The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations and World Small Animal Veterinary Association have drawn up a set of guidelines outlining how veterinary professionals should conduct themselves among their peers. Called ‘Global Principles of Veterinary Collegiality’, the document springs from discussions held during a VIP Summit at WSAVA World Congress in July 2019.  During the meeting, veterinary leaders from around the world expressed concern at the additional stress caused to veterinarians by poor communication and collegiality within teams and among colleagues. They highlighted the additional pressures that this was placing members of a profession already challenged by wellbeing…

World first’ as UK vet treats urinary tract duplication

A soft tissue specialist at Eastcott Veterinary Referrals is claiming a world first after successfully treating the first reported case of a dog with complete, unilateral urinary tract duplication. Tim Charlesworth, head of surgery at the multidisciplinary centre in Wiltshire, has shared details of the remarkable case, which is believed to be unique. The dog…

Mars recalls kibble in UK over high vitamin D levels

January 21, 2021 (published) By Ross Kelly Says ‘small number’ of pet owners claim dogs have been sickened Mars Inc. has become the latest pet-food maker to recall products containing dangerous levels of vitamin D, a problem it says is limited to three types of kibble sold in the United Kingdom. Britain’s Food Standards Agency…

SUB Placement Associated With A High Complication Rate

A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), found that whilst subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placement was associated with a high complication rate, most complications were manageable, resulting in an overall median survival time of over two years. The study, which was funded by BSAVA-PetSavers, the charitable division of…

FDA Endorses Canine Epilepsy and Lymphoma Drugs

WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN JANUARY 2021   Two new oral medications — one for the control of seizures in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy and the other for the treatment of canine lymphoma — have received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The epilepsy drug, KBroVet-CA1 (potassium bromide chewable tablets), was developed by…