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FECAVA 2016: register now!

To get to the online registration platform, please click here!


For more information about the conference,

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We look forward to welcoming you to the 22nd FECAVA EuroCongress and the 31st VOEK Annual Meeting in June 2016!


Megaesophagus study - please help!

As you may know, Latvia has observed an increased incidence of megaesophagus (ME) causing suffering and death in dogs since early 2014. By the end of 2015 there were a total of 140 confirmed cases, with an estimated incidence range of 1 case per 1600 to 2600 dogs.


Clinical signs include regurgitation / vomiting (94%), dyspnoea and coughing (78%), dysphonia (72%), weight loss (61%), weakness (52%). Around 17% of dogs have died or were euthanized because of extreme weakness, wasting or difficult management.


The Latvian Association of Small Animal Practitioners (LSAPS) invites you to participate in the following surveys (in English):


• Incidence of ME cases in your clinic between 2011- 2016


• Survey registering ME cases in more detail


For more detailed Information about ME cases, click here or mail to


Cat care info sheet

Should I get a cat or a kitten? What does it cost to keep a cat? How often should I take my cat to the vet? Answers to these and other common questions that future cat owners may ask have been collected in ...

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Travel scholarships 2016


FECAVA is inviting applications for its 2016 Travel Scholarship, an initiative that enables groups of small animal veterinary surgeons from different parts of Europe to visit each other for a few days and observe each other’s practice experience. The scholarship, totalling €2,000 per year, is made possible through the support of LABOKLIN, who partner FECAVA on this project.

To apply for the 2016 programme, companion animal vets are invited to submit an application giving a description of the members of the group and identifying two or three potential regions in Europe (within FECAVA member countries) which they would like to visit.

Click here for more information

Applications and questions about the programme should be emailed to Linda Jakusenoka and Lea Kreszinger by the closing date of 31st March 2016.



Volume 26(1), Spring 2016