Vets

Farmers obliged to have a safe working environment for vets as well as themselves

Farmers obliged to have a safe working environment for vets as well as themselves

Some 26 people were killed while working with animals in the agricultural sector in Ireland between 2006 and 2015. However, these...

January 27, 2016

Why are my cattle coughing? It may not be lungworm

Why are my cattle coughing? It may not be lungworm

Farmers should not automatically assume that coughing cattle, including cows, have a lungworm problem, according Co. Meath veterinarian Frank O’Sullivan. “In some...

December 7, 2015

Gardai investigating theft of substance from veterinary practice

Gardai investigating theft of substance from veterinary practice

An Garda Siochana are investigating the theft of two bottles (150ml) of Euthatal from a veterinary practice in Balbriggan, Co....

August 8, 2015

Vet confirms that lungworms can create pneumonia problems in young cattle

Vet confirms that lungworms can create pneumonia problems in young cattle

Young cattle showing symptoms of pneumonia at the present time may well have a background lungworm problem, according to Anselm...

August 2, 2015

Wording of EU vet medicines proposal ‘could jeopardise animal health’

Wording of EU vet medicines proposal ‘could jeopardise animal health’

The wording of the proposed EU legislation on vet medicines is “too vague and could jeopardize the health and welfare of animals...

July 3, 2015

Female vets and those in rural practices most optimistic about the future

Female vets and those in rural practices most optimistic about the future

Vets in rural practices and business owners/partners were found to be the most optimistic about the future of the vet...

July 1, 2015

Responsible use of medicines part of EU vets’ five-year plan

Responsible use of medicines part of EU vets’ five-year plan

Promoting the responsible use of antimicrobials and promoting the ‘One Health’ concept are part of the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe’s (FVE)...

June 27, 2015

50% of EU vets focus on pets and just 18% of focus on farm animals

50% of EU vets focus on pets and just 18% of focus on farm animals

There are 780m farm animals and 157m pets in Europe, yet 48% of European vets focus on companion animals, according...

June 25, 2015

Not every sudden death should be attributed to tetany at this time of the year

Not every sudden death should be attributed to tetany at this time of the year

Grass tetany is only one of several diseases that can lead to sudden death on dairy and suckler farms during...

April 1, 2015

Female vets earn 28% less than their male counterparts

Female vets earn 28% less than their male counterparts

Female vets in Europe earn, on average, 28% less than their male counterparts, a new survey by the Federation of...

March 20, 2015

Vet fined €40,000 for dispensing medicines to animals not under his care

Vet fined €40,000 for dispensing medicines to animals not under his care

A Wicklow-based vet has been fined €40,000 and received two suspended sentences for offences relating to the sale of prescription-only medicines...

March 19, 2015

Norbrook appoints Richard Palmer as head of global sales and marketing

Norbrook appoints Richard Palmer as head of global sales and marketing

Norbrook has announced the appointment of Richard Palmer as Global Head of Sales & Marketing, with effect from the beginning...

February 8, 2015

‘Vets are in a unique position to support farmers’

‘Vets are in a unique position to support farmers’

Vets are in a very unique position to support farmers by encouraging improvements in fertility, genetics, preventative medicine and disease...

December 1, 2014

Vets call for tightening of ‘prescription without examination’ rules

Vets call for tightening of ‘prescription without examination’ rules

Irish vets have called to end practise of prescribing antimicrobial drugs, including intra-mammary mastitis treatments, without conducting a veterinary examination...

November 29, 2014