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First liquid solution for hypertension in cats
Semintra will be launched in a number of EU countries during September 2018.

Easy-to-give solution for pet owners and vets

The first liquid solution for feline hypertension has been launched by Boehringer Ingelheim.

In a press release, Boehringer Ingelheim said that Semintra 10 mg/ml Oral Solution ‘provides a new, well-accepted and easy-to-give liquid formulation, making management of feline hypertension easier for cat owners and veterinarians’.

“We are proud to continue to set new standards of care for cats to optimise their health and well-being through the veterinarian,” said Shawn Hooker, global head of strategic business unit pet vet at Boehringer Ingelheim.

“Early disease detection and early treatment are key to ensure cats live longer and happier lives. With Semintra we offer a pet owner-friendly, easy-to-give solution to help raise the quality of life of cats with hypertension while providing reliable long-term blood pressure control.”

The approval of Semintra as a veterinary medicine for the treatment of feline systemic hypertension follows marketing authorisation in the EU. It will be launched in a number of countries during September 2018.

Further information about Semintra can be found on the European Medicines Agency website.

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ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays

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Taken as part of a routine health check, the images have been shared as part of ‘Vets in Action’ week - a hand’s on role-playing experience for children that explores the life of a zoo vet.

ZSL London Zoo veterinary nurse Heather Mackintosh said: “It’s great to be able to share the work that goes on behind the scenes at the Zoo to keep our residents in tip-top condition – and our visitors are always amazed to find out more about their favourite animals.” 

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BSAVA has teamed up with the WSAVA, the WSAVA Foundation and FECAVA to offer vets in developing nations free access to its online library.

The Association’s ‘Foundation Collection’ is comprised of more than 70 hours of articles, lectures and book chapters covering topics such as basic handling skills, working on a budget and emergency triage. Some of the countries set to benefit include Albania, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania.

Nicolette Hayward, of BSAVA International Affairs Committee said: “Our mission is to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, so we are delighted to work with WSAVA, the WSAVA Foundation and FECAVA to share these high-quality resources to the veterinary profession in low and middle-income countries.”