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Volume 25(1), Spring 2015
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The European Journal of Companion Animal Practice (EJCAP)
Volume 25(1), Spring 2015
The Official Journal of the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA)
Karin de Lange
Erik Teske (NL)
Joaquin Aragones (ES)
Monique Megens (NL)
Denis Novak (RS)
Simon Orr (UK)
Janne Orro (EE)
Milos Urban (CZ)
Ilya Sereda (RU)
Krista Arnold (UK)
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EJCAP Prime Partners
FECAVA is very grateful for the support of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Prime Partner of EJCAP.
President: Monique Megens
Vice-President: Jerzy Gawor
Honorary Secretary: Wolfgang Dohne
Honorary Treasurer: Denis Novak
Senior Vice-President: Simon Orr
Videos were produced by DigiRedo unless stated otherwise. All other material was provided by the authors unless stated otherwise. No illustrations or videos can be used without prior written authorisation of the author.
FECAVA is very grateful for the support of Hill's Pet Nutrition,
the Prime Partner of EJCAP
FECAVA is going through turbulent times. We mourn the recent passing of three of its founding fathers, Didier Noël Carlotti (France), Jan Gajentaan (Netherlands) and Heinz Heinimann (Switzerland), as well as that of our much-loved past-president and Blue Dog activist Ray Butcher (UK). Their legacy to FECAVA is immense, and has helped turning it into a thriving, active 39-country strong federation spanning Europe from Dublin to Tiblisi and from Lisbon to Moscow.
The Federation, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this spring, connects fellow companion animal veterinarians throughout Europe with the same aim: improving and updating their professional knowledge.
This is done through CPD events such as our annual congress, of which the recent Euro Congress in Munich was an excellent example. And for those who could not attend, you will find the full proceedings in this issue, as well as an interactive paper from the FECAVA lecture and interviews with some of the FECAVA Symposium speakers in Munich, including Thomas Vahlenkamp and Mike Lappin.
Also in this issue: the first “How to…” papers and sound recordings from recent congress presentations – this time from the 2014 BSAVA congress, and the first veterinary app reviews.
Secretary of FECAVA
Global and European News
Veterinary app reviews
How to ...
Practice-oriented lectures from member congresses
The Colourful receptionist
Tips for training front office staff
Bloody diarrhoea: what exactly is going on?
Endoscopically visualized lesions, histologic findings and bacterial invasion in
the gastrointestinal mucosa of dogs with acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome
Dyspnoea in cats: is it the heart?
Differentiating between feline pleural effusions of cardiac and
non-cardiac origin using pleural fluid NT-proBNP concentrations
Perineal hernia -
is a staged approach best?
Influenza in cats and dogs -
Risk for humans?
Feline intestinal protozoa -
zoonotic importance or not?