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One Health approach saves little dog with heart condition
Two-year-old Rumple was presented to the hospital with severe pulmonary stenosis.

Vets and paediatricians treat Havanese with severe pulmonary stenosis

Veterinary surgeons and paediatricians in the US have joined forces to save a dog with a life-threatening heart condition. The collaboration is thought to be the first of its kind in veterinary medicine.

Two-year-old Rumple, a Havanese weighing around 14 pounds, was presented to the University of Florida (UF) Small Animal Hospital with severe pulmonary stenosis.  

Cardiologists at the hospital usually treat around 10-15 dogs a year with the condition, but on this occasion their standard approach did not work.

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Campaign highlights ‘devastating impact’ of smoking around pets

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 Leading vet charity PDSA has launched a campaign highlighting the ‘devastating impact’ that smoking can have on pets. The launch coincides with National No Smoking Day (14 March 2018) and aims to raise awareness of the risks of passive smoking and how to keep pets safe.

“Recent studies highlight that this is a really serious issue, and we want pet owners to know that they can make a real difference by simply choosing to smoke outdoors away from their pets,” said PDSA vet Olivia Anderson-Nathan. “We want pet owners to realise that, if they smoke, their pets smoke too.”  

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Voting opens for RCVS council elections

Eligible veterinary surgeons can now vote in this year’s RCVS Council elections. Four out of the 10 candidates are already on council and are standing for re-election: David Catlow, Mandisa Greene, Neil Smith, Susan Paterson. The remaining six candidates are not currently on council: John C Davies, Karlien Heyman, John Innes, Thomas Lonsdale, Matthew Plumtree and Iain Richards.

Further information on the candidates can be found on the RCVS website: