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European campaign against

illegal pet trade

Late 2015, Eurogroup kicked off a major campaign to tackle Europe’s underground and illegal pet trade. ...

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The Vaccination Guidelines Group (VGG) of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has updated its vaccination guidelines for veterinarians. The WSAVA's Canine and Feline Vaccination Guidelines aim to provide globally applicable recommendations on best practice for the vaccination of dogs and cats to help veterinarians to undertake the practice in a standard and scientifically justified fashion. The 2015 Canine and Feline Vaccination Guidelines also includes a number of additional FAQs (110 in total).

The VGG has also updated the Vaccination Guidelines it offers to pet owners and breeders, as well as the series of fact sheets it has created on key global vaccine-preventable diseases of dogs and cats.

 

The Vaccination Guidelines were first published in 2007, and were updated in 2010.

 

Currently available in English, they are being translated into a number of languages. The VGG is supported by MSD Animal Health.

 

Global vaccination guidelines updated

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International guidelines on CKD in cats

 

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common, complex and progressive disease that is estimated to affect more than a third of cats over 10 years of age. Affected cats often present with a variety of clinical signs and complications including inappetence, nausea, vomiting, anaemia, hypertension and urinary ...

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World Veterinary Day Award 2016

 

To celebrate the World Veterinary Day (WVD) that will take place globally on 30 April 2016, the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) are organising the World Veterinary Day Award 2016 to reward the most successful contribution by the veterinary profession on the selected theme for 2016: Continuing Education with a One Health focus.

The competition is open to all WVA member associations, alone, or in cooperation with any other selected body. The winner association of the 2016 Award will be presented at the Opening Ceremony of the OIE 84th General Session to be held in Paris, France on 22nd May 2016.

 

For the first time this year, entrants have the possibility to present activities that took place before World Veterinary Day 2016, that are still on-going, or that are planned to take place in the future. Deadline for submission of the application form: 10 May 2016

 

For more information: secretariat@worldvet.org

 

• Modular Guide Series 1: Worm Control in Dogs and Cats

• Modular Guide Series 3: Control of Ectoparasites in Dogs and Cats

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Quick reference to pet parasites

 

The European Scientific Counsel for Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) has published two modular guides

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Volume 26(1), Spring 2016