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8 06, 2022

BVA Live

2022-06-08T15:20:34+00:00June 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Nicola Robinson, our Head of Service, will be lecturing at BVA Live which is taking place on the 23rd and 24th of June at the NEC in Birmingham. Nicola's presentation is on the 23rd at 15.35 in the Clinical Theatre 1. This lecture will look at the various ways for vets [...]

10 05, 2022

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Guide to Potentially Harmful Plants 3rd Edition

2022-05-10T09:11:04+00:00May 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|

We have been working with the Horticultural Trades Association, who have produced the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Guide to Potentially Harmful Plants 3rd Edition. This guide has been produced to address the risk associated with certain species of plants, ensuring that the public is informed of potentially harmful plants at the [...]

10 05, 2022

Adder Antivenom supplies in the UK

2022-05-10T09:10:14+00:00May 10th, 2022|Uncategorized|

There has been a shortage of supply of the Biomed antivenom (originating from Poland) which has caused issues here in the UK. It was due to the Polish regulator not being able to release the stock on time.  Raman Pharma (who are the only importer of antivenom into the UK) received their [...]

8 03, 2022

UK Vet Collection Journals

2022-03-08T13:23:57+00:00March 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Our annual memberships currently include an online subscription to the UK Vet Collection Journals. We would like to make our annual members aware that, due to lack of uptake,  this will be discontinued from 31st October 2022. However, due to this we are able to continue  to send  information leaflets [...]

8 03, 2022

Spring Flowers

2022-03-08T13:21:00+00:00March 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

We receive many enquiries regarding the ingestion of daffodil bulbs and flowers (Narcissus species) during the Spring months, and although most cases result in only mild signs, serious effects can occur occasionally. All parts of the plant contain alkaloids and glycosides, although they are most concentrated in the bulb; the exact [...]

8 03, 2022

Ban on the use of metaldehyde

2022-03-08T13:14:49+00:00March 8th, 2022|Uncategorized|

The decision to prohibit the use of metaldehyde was announced in September 2020, following the advice from the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides (ECP) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) about the risks that metaldehyde poses to birds and mammals. The ban on metaldehyde is applicable to all users, [...]

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