Puzzling illness among UK cats prompts pet food recall- Royal Veterinary College photo

Puzzling illness among UK cats prompts pet food recall

Researchers ask veterinarians for input as Canada grapples with its own mystery By Jennifer Fiala and Anna Campbell   More than 130 cats in the United Kingdom have been afflicted in recent weeks by pancytopenia, a rare and often fatal blood condition that has investigators suspecting that something in particular dry cat foods may be…

FDA finalizes guidance on over-the-counter antimicrobials for veterinary use

Ultimately, the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) finalized guidance for industry GFI #263 is all about antimicrobial stewardship. Released on June 10, GFI #263 from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) outlines a two-year implementation period for animal drug manufacturers to voluntarily change the marketing status of some over-the-counter (OTC) antimicrobial drugs. The voluntary labeling changes…

French maker of insect-based dog food to launch cat food

Author: JAROSLAW ADAMOWSKI French pet food producer Reglo offers insect-based dog food as an alternative to meat- and fish-based products, and is readying to expand its portfolio by launching a new line of cat food products next year. “Reglo currently sells only one product: dry dog food,” said Basile Laigre, the company’s chief executive and founder. “It is produced in…

Checklist to help vets and nurses get greener

Vets and vet nurses are being urged to go green with a checklist launched by Vet Sustain aimed at making clinics more environmentally sound. The Greener Veterinary Practice Checklist is a graphic itinerary listing ways staff at clinics can change their working practices to impact the environment as little as possible. Vet Sustain The list…

Conservative Low-flow Anaesthetic Techniques Could Lead To Reduced Carbon Footprint For Veterinary Practices

  Oxygen and inhaled anaesthetic agent consumption could be significantly reduced if anaesthetic procedures were audited and adapted, found a new study, published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP). This in turn could lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions and financial expenditure. The study “Sustainable veterinary anaesthesia: single centre audit of oxygen and inhaled anaesthetic…

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Long-term stress in dogs linked to the owner-dog relationship

Source: Linköping University The relationship a dog has with its owner is related to its stress level. This is the conclusion of a newly published study. The results also suggest that the link between stress and the owner’s personality traits differs between dog breeds. Researchers at Linköping University have investigated whether the stress levels of dogs…

UK Business Designs Coronavirus Deterrent For Veterinary Surgeries

UK Business Designs Coronavirus Deterrent For Veterinary Surgeries   A UK specialist in ultraviolet light technology has launched a new solution, designed to reduce the risk of Coronavirus and other bacteria within veterinary surgeries, where ventilation is of utmost importance and may be restricted. Pathogen Solutions has made Medixair available to veterinary surgeries, a portable…

VETS ENCOURAGE DOGGY BLOOD DONORS TO COME FORWARD

Author: Linnaeus Group [image:ctto]   A Swindon based veterinary practice is urging dog owners in the area to register their much-loved canine companions to be potentially lifesaving blood donors. Eastcott Veterinary Referrals is gearing up for yet another blood donation drive for Pet Blood Bank UK, set to take place on June 6th at its…