AUGUST 2021

News Headlines

Companion
New RVC research gets to the root of dental disease in dogs
https://www.rvc.ac.uk/vetcompass/news/new-rvc-research-gets-to-the-root-of-dental-disease-in-dogs
Companion
Tably App Uses AI to Help Cat Owners Know If Their Pets are Happy and Well
https://www.techtimes.com/articles/263554/20210730/tably-app-uses-ai-help-cat-owners-know-pets-happy.htm
Companion
The Kennel Club announces inaugural dog health and welfare conference
https://veterinary-practice.com/news/2021/kennel-club-inaugural-health-and-welfare-conference
Companion
UK's first 'Community Interest' veterinary practice
https://www.vetsurgeon.org/news/b/veterinary-news/posts/uk-s-first-community-interest-veterinary-practice
Companion
US suspends dog importation from 100-plus countries
https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2021-08-15/us-suspends-dog-importation-100-plus-countries
Companion
Royal Veterinary College issue Pancytopenia update
https://www.rvc.ac.uk/news-and-events/rvc-news/feline-pancytopenia-update
Equine
Vets launch first digital identification and medical monitoring app for horses
https://www.vetsurgeon.org/news/b/veterinary-news/posts/vets-launch-first-digital-identification-and-medical-monitoring-app-for-horses
Equine
Major show gives signs of hope in battle against equine obesity
https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/major-show-gives-signs-of-hope-in-battle-against-equine-obesity-756586
Equine
Imaging team lends expertise to racehorse studies
https://www.ed.ac.uk/vet/news-events/2021-news/imaging-team-lends-expertise-to-racehorse-studies
Farm
Merck announces WHISPER� ON ARRIVAL a tool predicts which animals will benefit from treatment for the control of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)
https://www.beefmagazine.com/beef/merck-announces-whisper-arrival
Farm
Lincolnshire farm vet shortages 'a risk to welfare'
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-57802728
Farm
African swine fever detected in 11 Dominican Republic states
https://www.pig-world.co.uk/news/african-swine-fever-detected-in-11-dominican-republic-states-according-to-report.html
Farm
Merck Animal Health announces new naming for vaccine portfolio
https://www.beefmagazine.com/news/merck-animal-health-announces-new-naming-vaccine-portfolio
Farm
Edinburgh University develops gene-edited pigs resistant to disease
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/health/edinburgh-university-develops-gene-edited-pigs-resistant-to-disease-3298763
Sustainability
Mars Announces Plans for 100% Renewable Electricity for its 2,000 Veterinary Hospitals in U.S.
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mars-announces-plans-for-100-renewable-electricity-for-its-2-000-veterinary-hospitals-in-us-301347885.html
Sustainability
Research provides blueprint for cost-effective, sustainable milk production
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-blueprint-cost-effective-sustainable-production.html
Sustainability
Funding boost for farmers to tackle water pollution
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-boost-for-farmers-to-tackle-water-pollution
Sustainability
NOAH 2022 Compendium book to be final printed: free website and app will continue
https://www.noah.co.uk/noah-2022-compendium-book-final-printed-free-website-app-will-continue/
Exotics
Welsh government to back primate pet ban
https://mrcvs.co.uk/en/news-story.php?id=20564
Exotics
New exotic species webinar website launched
https://mrcvs.co.uk/en/news-story.php?id=20338
Exotics
Goby fish fins may be as sensitive as human fingertips, study suggests
https://mrcvs.co.uk/en/news-story.php?id=19850
Exotics
Study suggests giraffe are 'socially complex'
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/mam.12268
Exotics
Government consulting on expansion of 2018 Ivory Act
https://mrcvs.co.uk/en/news-story.php?id=20631