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Scientists warn of seasonal increase of deadly rabbit disease

Scientists warn of seasonal increase of deadly rabbit disease

  • 20/06/2017 10:03:00
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As part of SAVSNET’s on-going mission to develop real-time disease surveillance in small animals, researchers at the University of Liverpool are using big data and text mining methods to create a warning system for a devastating disease in pet rabbits and sheep. Flystrike – or myiasis – is caused by larvae of Lucilia sericata (the green bottle fly) feeding on the surface of the skin. This can cause severe tissue damage that is susceptible to secondary bacterial infections and may result in de...
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BSAVA Travel Scholarship winners report

BSAVA Travel Scholarship winners report

  • 20/06/2017 08:14:00
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The 2017 BSAVA Congress, in Birmingham, once again welcomed four beneficiaries of its annual scholarship visiting programme. ​The scholarships, created to improve the understanding and communication of companion animal practitioners in Europe, provide four members of emerging small animal veterinary organisations within FECAVA with the opportunity to attend this major congress. They were awarded this year to four recently graduated companion animal veterinary surgeons from Latvia, Serbia an...
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Submit a question to Companion for your chance to win a BSAVA manual 

Submit a question to Companion for your chance to win a BSAVA manual 

  • 30/05/2017 09:06:00
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Companion is inviting members to send in their soft tissue surgery questions to be answered by expert Catherine Sturgeon. Selected questions will be featured in the next ‘Ask the expert’ feature in the October issue of Companion magazine.  As an added incentive, each member who submits a question will be entered into a free prize draw to win a copy of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Abdominal Surgery, second edition.
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FECAVA Travel Scholarship deadline extended

FECAVA Travel Scholarship deadline extended

  • 03/05/2017 13:44:00
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The deadline to apply for the FECAVA Travel Scholarship has been extended to 31st May 2017. The FECAVA Travel Scholarship is 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.
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