CALL OUT FOR PNEUMONIA SURVEYS!
We are still hearing of dogs suffering from pneumonia being misdiagnosed and dying. Please remember the Pneumonia Study remains ongoing - the aim is to find more ways of treating it and to educate both owners and vets to recognise and treat it.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Dr Angela Bodey is leading this research and needs more surveys from owners who have had dogs with pneumonia. A review is happening after the 31st DECEMBER, so we need to get as many more surveys submitted before that date.
CAN YOU HELP PLEASE?
This is NOT UK specific so please everyone help us reach the 100 cases mark.
You can find the survey here
and more information about pneumonia here
New lab for livershunt testing scheme - Introducing Cytopath
For two decades firstly Vetlab and then Idexx have supported the breed Livershunt Testing Scheme by offering reduced prices for bile acid testing. As we know, nothing lasts for ever and changes in structure at Idexx meant they could no longer offer the discounts we have benefited from for so long and had to increase their prices. We would like to express our immense gratitude for this fantastic support over so many years. Idexx are of course still offering bile acid testing but at the new pricing.
So a new era begins, and we have the support of CYTOPATH, a lab located in Ledbury, Herefordshire, who are happy to come on board with agreed fixed testing rates for bile acid tests at a level we have enjoyed in previous years.
The procedure remains the same as indicated on the previous testing forms, with one main exception: breeders need to order a pre-addressed envelope from CYTOPATH well in advance of the test being done. All the information needed is on the testing forms which are available for download here
We are delighted and grateful that Cytopath have agreed to support the scheme and look forward to many years working with them.