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Volume 26(1), Spring 2016
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The European Journal of Companion Animal Practice (EJCAP)
Volume 26(1) Spring 2016
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)
Ann Criel (B)
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EJCAP Prime Partners
FECAVA is very grateful for the support of Hill's Pet Nutrition, Prime Partner of EJCAP.
President: Jerzy Gawor
Vice-President: Wolfgang Dohne
Honorary Secretary: Ann Criel
Honorary Treasurer: Denis Novak
Senior Vice-President: Monique Megens
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FECAVA is very grateful for the support of Hill's Pet Nutrition,
the Prime Partner of EJCAP
Danny Holmes and Luke Gamble (Mission Rabies) at the FECAVA Rabies symposium.
Education is an important part of FECAVA. FECAVA not only directly funds small amounts of CVE in emerging countries like Georgia, Belarus and Armenia, but also organises a Symposium every year on a subject where vets play key roles, often non-clinical. In October 2015 in Barcelona, the topic of the symposium was rabies. Speakers discussed pet passports (Cathy Tourlouse, Belgium), rabies vaccination (Katie Hampson, Scotland), clinical cases in practice (Denis Novak, Serbia) and rabies eradication (Luke Gamble, UK). Three of the talks are presented in this issue.
Luke is a vet in mixed practice in the UK, who wanted to do something about rabies. The disease kills 60,000 people (mainly children) every year, and is 100% preventable and eradicable, simply by vaccinating dogs. So he set up World Veterinary Services and Mission Rabies and so far has successfully vaccinated about 250,000 dogs in Africa and India. As you can imagine, the hurdles to overcome are immense in both education of the public and at local government level, so the figure is testament to Luke's dogged commitment to the cause. Luke constantly needs volunteers so email email@example.com to get in touch with his organisation. Any help Luke can get unlocking the doors of OIE and WHO to take on rabies as a worldwide eradication project would be greatly appreciated.
(FECAVA Director Ireland)
Chair, FECAVA Rabies symposium
FECAVA Director Ireland
Global and European News
Veterinary app reviews
How to ... Practical lectures
Orthomanual therapy as treatment for suspected thoracolumbar disc disease in dogs
Murmur intensity in small-breed dogs
with myxomatous mitral valve disease
reflects disease severity
Uncommon bone pathologies
Travelling with pets:
am I giving the correct advice?
Clinical aspects of rabies:
how to recognise it in your practice
Are we doing enough and how can vets help?
Rabies surveillance, stray dogs and disease control