Discovery of new feline viruses

A recently published study, in the “Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery”, discovers new feline viruses that affect cats. The newly discovered feline viruses are Gammaherpesvirus (GHVs) and Morbilliviruses that affect the domestic cat. The ways these viruses cause disease is still unknown and scientists are working on discovering that. The Gammaherpesvirus has very little known epidemiology. We know that …

World Veterinary Association Congress

World Veterinary Association Congress 2019

The 35th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC2019) will take place in San Jose, Costa Rika. This veterinary congress is a great opportunity for veterinarians interested in excelling in different veterinary fields and get together with veterinary professionals from all over the Wolrd. This is the perfect opportunity to continue your veterinary education. The program is constructed to include 3 main …

Lyme disease

Increase in Lyme disease cases in dogs

A recent study, conducted by the Companion Animal Parasite Control (CAPC), there is a significant increase in Lyme disease cases in dogs across the United States and Canada. This disease has become prevalent in states that were low-risk for this tick-borne disease. This disease has been reported more than usual in the Northwest and in regions of the United States …

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Anesthesia Webinar

Organized by BSAVA, the anesthesia webinar will address the possibilities of doing surgery without isoflurane. This webinar is especially of use for UK based veterinarians that are worried about the shortage of anesthetic gases in the United Kingdom. The anesthetic webinar will cover the subjects of how to use low flow anesthesia, monitoring techniques and how to spare gaseous anesthetic …

Contaminated pork meat

Contaminated pork meat on the shelves of popular food markets

The World Animal Protection (WAP) decided to test contaminated pork meat from the shelves of 4 countries to find that the meat contained bacteria resistant to critical antibiotics. The countries where the meat was tested were Australia, Spain, Thailand, and Spain. All came positive except Australia. The contaminated pork meat was discovered in popular chain store markets including Walmart and …

Can we reduce rabies in rural China?

A recent study, conducted by Huaiyu Tian of Beijing Normal University, Hailin Zhang of the Yunnan Provincial Key Laboratory for Zoonosis Control and Prevention, Simon Dellicour of KU Leuven, and colleagues, published in the journal “Plos Pathogens” talks about rabies in rural China and the role domestic dogs play in it. Despite the government’s effort to control the transmission of …

Noise aversion tablets for dogs

Noise aversion tablets for dogs

The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has recently approved a new drug, noise aversion tablets for dogs suffering from noise aversion. We are talking about a tablet that will help these dogs reduce anxiety during noisy events such as fireworks, thunderstorms etc. The noise aversion tablets are made by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedic and are named Pexion (Imepitoin). They’re supposed to …

Male dogs are more prone to incontinence

Male dogs are more prone to incontinence – a study

A research team from RVC’s Vet Compass analyzed more than 100 000 records of male dogs that had attended more than 100 “first opinion” clinics in the United Kingdom from 2009 and 2013. Their research showed that male dogs are more prone to incontinence than what was believed before. This research has been published in the “Journal of Small Animal …

Parvo “Epidemic” in Australia

Parvo “Epidemic” in Australia

Is there a parvo “epidemic” in Australia? A recent study, conducted by the University of Sydney, has found and published that parvovirus is now more prevalent in Australia than ever before. They found that every year there are around 20 000 cases of parvovirus in puppies in Australia. Their study showed that almost half of these cases end up with …

Owners of "vegan cats" might face charges

Owners of “vegan cats” might face charges

The RSPCA is warning that owners of “vegan cats” might face charges because that type of diet is dangerous and not sufficient for a cat. Cat owners that are following the vegan/vegetarian trend and are bringing their cats with them are seriously depriving them of the most important nutrients they need. Cats on a vegan diet are lacking taurine, vitamin …