BVRA Congress 2020

BVRA Congress

BVRA Congress November 27 and 28 2020 Announcement

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and after consultation with the congress venue, we have made the decision to postpone this year’s BVRA Congress until 1 and 2 October 2021.

The health and safety of our delegates, speakers, exhibitors and event staff must be our number one priority.

Your congress booking has been automatically transferred to October 2021 and as a thank you for your patience this year, we are putting on a one-day mini congress, which will be free of charge for those who have already purchased a congress ticket.
From all of us at BVRA we would  like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at our 2021 Congress.

For enquiries or further infomration please contact info@bvra.co.uk

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Product Recall

Product Recall Prednidale 5mg 1000 Tabs

URGENT PRODUCT BATCH RECALL

17th September 2020

Dear Customer

Dechra Veterinary Products is recalling stock of the products in the table below. This recall has been requested by the manufacturer.

NVS Product CodeProduct DescriptionAffected Batch NumberExpiry Date
68093Prednidale 5mg 1000 Tabs119501
120633
07/2021
10/2021
Prednidale
Prednidale-1

 

What to do next – Please examine your stock immediately and take the following steps.

I have the affected product
 
  I do not have this product

 

  • Quarantine the product.
  • If you have any of the affected stock, then please contact our Customer Services Team on 01782 771111 (Option 3) to arrange the return of the products.
  • This affected product will only be accepted until 9th October 2020, after this date we will not accept this product.

 

  • Please confirm by clicking BELOW and filling in the information required.
I do not have this product

 

If you require any further information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01782 771 111.



Fully tailored testing programme

Nationwide Laboratories launch new COVID-19 Testing Service

Nationwide Laboratories launch new COVID-19 Testing Service

One of the UK’s leading veterinary diagnostic laboratories, NWL (NationWide Laboratories), in partnership with FTS (Forensic Testing Service), are now able to offer fully validated Antigen PCR and Antibody testing for COVID-19.

A simple and easy to use collection service will provide businesses with convenience and peace of mind for staff health and well-being in these high-risk times.

The various tests available are:

  • Workplace surface testing
  • Employee testing
  • Pet testing

The RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (a voluntary initiative to accredit veterinary practices in the UK)  sets standards and carries  out regular assessments to aim to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care – our testing packages can help to maintain vigilance of these standards. Dave Charvill, Director of Laboratories at NationWide Laboratories said: “It’s a challenge for businesses who need to protect their clients and safeguard their employees. Providing these services will ensure that employers are informed and if needs be take additional steps to mitigate the ongoing risks of the Covid 19 pandemic and continue to  provide the best care to their patients in this current climate”.

More information is available at www.nwlcapl.co.uk/ or via email COVID19@nwlabs.co.uk.

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NationWide Laboratories proudly presents a FREE CPD at BSAVA Congress On Demand 2020

NationWide-Laboratories-proudly-presents-a-FREE-CPD-at-BSAVA-Congress-On-Demand

NationWide Laboratories proudly presents a FREE CPD at BSAVA Congress On Demand 2020

Title: Getting the best from your pathologist. Post-mortems and surgical biopsies. Tips and tricks for vets in practice

Presenters: Alison Lee (BSc MVB MRCVS DipACVP) and Danilo Wasques (MV MSc)

Available in the Congress Library (click here)

Related materials (download here)

Post-mortem examination (PME) can be a useful service provided by clinicians for the purposes of investigating sudden unexplained death or cases in which a diagnosis was not reached before the animal died/was euthanised. However, forensic/welfare cases or cases in which infectious/zoonotic diseases are suspected are best referred to qualified veterinary pathologists. Little in the way of extra or expensive equipment is required to carry out a PME. Consent from clients should be sought and arrangements made for disposal of the body. To avoid artefacts secondary to autolysis, PME should be carried out ideally within 24 hours of death and freezing of the body should be avoided.  The body should be weighed and scanned for a microchip and radiographs may be taken in cases where death due to trauma is suspected. A number of different methods by which PMEs are carried out exist, but the exact technique does not matter so long as all organs are examined systematically. Notes describing (rather than interpreting) lesions should be made and photographs taken. Samples should be taken for histopathology of the liver, lung, kidney and any lesions in all cases. If no lesions are present, additional samples of heart and brain ideally should be taken.  Samples of liver, kidney, stomach content, lung, and fat may be frozen for analysis in cases of suspect intoxication.

Surgical biopsies are essential for reaching a precise diagnosis before planning treatment in a living patient. This is especially true for neoplastic conditions, commonly seen in small animals.  These can be classified as incisional biopsy (IB), performed with diagnostic intent, and excisional biopsy (EB), which is both diagnostic and potentially curative, and allows for evaluation of surgical margins. Although fine needle aspirates (FNA) are often sufficient to reach a diagnosis, there are some conditions in which a more accurate test is required for clinical decision-making. These include cases in which radical surgery is anticipated (e.g. limb amputation for osteosarcoma, maxillectomy for oral melanoma) or for lesions which are not easily assessed by FNA (e.g. feline alimentary lymphoma). Incisional biopsy is also useful for diagnosing inflammatory conditions which cannot be reliably assessed by FNA (e.g. hepatitis, cholangitis, dermatitis, gastroenteritis…).

Surgical margins of EBs should always be properly identified by the surgeon. If a large specimen (e.g. limb, spleen) cannot be submitted in its entirety, samples of the relevant lesion should be submitted instead, and in this case regional lymph nodes should also be submitted for staging. The surgeon should retain the surgical specimen in formalin until a report is issued in case additional samples are needed.

Regardless of whether a sample from a PME, IB or EM is submitted, it is imperative that all relevant clinical history and differential diagnoses are communicated to the pathologist, as this information is often extremely helpful in forming and eliminating differential diagnoses.

References

Brooks, J.W., 2016. Post-mortem changes in animal carcasses and estimation of the post-mortem interval. Veterinary pathology, 53(5), pp.929-940.

Dobromylskyj, M., 2015. How to perform a small animal post-mortem in practice. Companion Animal, 20(10), pp.565-571.

King, J.M., Roth-Johnson, L., Dodd, D.C. and Newsom, M.E., 2014. The Necropsy Book: A guide for veterinary students, residents, clinicians, pathologists, and biological researchers. The Internet-First University Press.

Parry, N., 2008. Sudden and unexpected death in small animal patients: Part 1. UK Vet Companion Animal, 13(8), pp.23-30.

Parry, N., 2008. Investigating cases of sudden and unexpected death in small animal patients: Part 1. UK Vet Companion Animal, 13(9), pp.31-37.

Basic-Cytology-for-Practitioners

Free Webinar Basic Cytology for Practitioners

Basic Cytology for Practitioners

FREE Webinar

NationWide Laboratories is working with The Webinar Vet to offer a free webinar on ‘Basic Cytology for Practitioners’ on Wednesday 29 April at 8pm BST.

The webinar is presented by Veterinary Pathologist Trevor Whitbread. It is aimed at veterinary surgeons and vet nurses who have started or wish to start preparing and interpreting their cytology in-house. It will cover the most common situations encountered in practice where cytology may be useful for diagnosis.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Equipment needed
  • Acquisition of good quality samples for microscopy
  • Basic principles of interpretation
  • Examples of common lesions
  • Problems and artefacts

About the speaker

Trevor Whitbread BSc BVSc DipECVP MRCVS was in a mixed practice in Leicester before returning to Liverpool as a lecturer in the Department of Veterinary Pathology. He gained experience in general diagnostic pathology and clinical chemistry before specialising in histopathology and cytology. He has a special interest in dermatopathology and is now a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Pathology.

Here is the link for free registration 

Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday

August Bank Holiday

Ordering and Delivery Times

Here are the ordering and delivery times over the bank holiday period.

The NVS team is committed to supporting you during the current challenges and we wish you a safe bank holiday.

DateOrderingDelivery
Thursday 27th AugPlease Order Before 8.00pmFriday 28th Aug
Friday 28th AugPlease Order Before 8.00pmTuesday 1st Sept
Saturday 29th AugOrderline Open 9am-12pm
Sunday 30th AugFrom Saturday PM OFFICE CLOSED PMS, NVS Online, Fax and answering machine available until 8.00pm
Monday 31st Aug
Tuesday 1st SeptPlease Order Before 8.00pmWednesday 2nd Sept
Product Recall

Prednidale Urgent Product Recall

Prednidale Urgent Product Recall

6 March 2020

Dechra Veterinary Products is recalling stock of the products in the table below. This recall is requested by the marketing authorisation holder Dechra Limited. (More Information) 

NVS Product CodeProduct DescriptionAffected Batch NumberExpiry Date
68093Prednidale 5mg 1000 Tabs119072June 2021 
Prednidale-1
Prednidale

Closing date for this recall is 27 March 2020.

What to do next – Please examine your stock immediately and take the following steps.

If you require any further information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01782 771 111.

Kind regards

Andrew Duxbury (Responsible Person)

Product Recall

Prednidale Product Recall

Prednidale 5mg 1000 Tabs Product Recall

ONLY TO BE FILLED OUT IF YOU HAVE NONE OF THE AFFECTED STOCK

We have reviewed our stock of:

Prednidale 5mg 1000 Tabs June 2021

Prednidale-1
Prednidale

No units were detected in our stock – I am confirming this on behalf of our practice.

Please fill in details below.      

Vita-Animal-Health-Horse-Survey

57% of horse owners keep bute in first aid box, new survey shows

57% of horse owners keep bute in first aid box, new survey shows

A recent survey by Vita Animal Health has found that most horse owners have a first aid box, with the majority containing Phenylbutazone (Bute) – a POM-V drug. However, only 7% of horse owners seek advice from a vet for minor wounds, and over a quarter would not contact the vet even if their horse was lame. This raises concerns about the appropriate use of bute in wounded horses. These findings suggest that veterinary practices should be actively looking to provide first aid training to horse owners covering basic wound management and when to seek veterinary advice.

The survey, posted on social media groups for horse owners, showed they were most likely to call out a vet if their horse had a deep wound (96% of respondents). Surprisingly, just a third of horse owners will seek veterinary advice for a wound that is bleeding.

Vita Head of Sales, Tara Evans RVN, says “It is great to see that owners are equipped with a first aid box for their horses. However, our survey highlights that many are not seeking veterinary advice, even if their horse is lame. This raises concerns over horses receiving appropriate treatment in a timely manner. There is an opportunity for practices to review first aid boxes with owners to ensure they’re stocking appropriate supplies, and discuss appropriate wound management.”

The most common treatment option by horse owners for minor wounds is a cream or ointment with 71% applying these and 84% keeping a topical treatment in their first aid box. A wide variety of topical treatments are used. Some of these products were barrier creams that do not provide an antiseptic environment. The most important factors in choosing a topical treatment were ease of use, versatility and price point. Vita says Omnimatrix skin cream is a good option for horse owners, as it supports the skin’s natural healing at all stages of the wound healing process. It has natural antiseptic properties and does not interfere with concurrent treatments. The cream is veterinary exclusive, encouraging dialogue around wound management between the vet and horse owner.

Vita Animal Health have created an owner guide for wound management in horses. Veterinary professionals can download it here to give to clients: https://www.vita-europe.com/animalhealth/news/wound-healing-in-horses/

Useful-Resources

March deadline for applications to study for Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate

March deadline for applications to study for Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate

Students are invited to apply to join the next cohort to study for the Veterinary Management Group’s Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate (VPAC).  The qualification, aimed at those new to management or transferring to a role in veterinary practice from another sector, equips students with the skills and knowledge to fulfil an administrative role in practice with minimal supervision. The next cohort will begin the course on April 1 2020.  Applications must be received by no later than 31 March.

More than 450 students have successfully completed the qualification which is delivered through distance-learning by the Dorchester-based Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing.  The nine modules covered in the 12-18-month VPAC programme include:

  • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • HR
  • Ethics and statutory requirements.

Commenting on the VPAC, VMG Certification and Training Committee member Mr Matthew Horobin CVPM, said: “The breadth of knowledge required to administrate a busy vet practice has grown extraordinarily over the last few years in line with changes in the profession.  The broad base of the VPAC makes it a great first step on the ladder for those keen to build a career in practice administration and, ultimately, practice management.  Many student nurses already study for it as part of their degree qualification.

“We’re delighted to be working with Lynwood to deliver the VPAC. The varied programme proves very popular with delegates who particularly enjoy the modules on marketing and finance.  We’re looking forward to welcoming a new cohort to start the programme in April.  For those who would like to study for it but can’t begin in April, there is a second opportunity to apply in October.”

Lisa Hurst, Senior Administration Assistant at Woodcroft Veterinary Group, who completed the VPAC in September 2019, said: “The VPAC has really developed my knowledge and skills in veterinary practice administration.  It has also opened my eyes to new aspects of the role which I had previously been reluctant to explore.  Armed with my new knowledge, I’m looking forward to taking on a more active role in the management of our surgery.”

Applications to study for the VPAC and further information can be found here:  https://www.lsvn.co.uk/ParttimeVeterinaryPracticeAdministrationCert1504.html 

For those with more experience in practice management, the VMG also offers the industry-standard Certificate in Practice Management.

The Veterinary Management Group (VMG) is the UK’s leading association for those working in leadership and management roles in the veterinary sector.  A not-for-profit organisation, it works to champion the professional and personal development of those in the veterinary profession through CPD, networking, certified management accreditation and the provision of educational resources.