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Vaccine for S. typhimurium to launch in UK

Pig farmers in the UK and 11 other European countries will now be able to protect their herds from Salmonella typhimurium.

Ceva will launch Salmoporc in the UK, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and Slovak Republic throughout the remainder of 2019.

The live attenuated vaccine has been used on German and Polish farms for more than 15 years. It is administered orally in piglets or through subcutaneous injection in sows.

Ceva vet Dr Rike Schmelz said: “Salmonella in pigs is growing threat and an important zoonotic disease. According to the 2018 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) report, salmonellosis is the second most reported zoonosis in Europe with over 90.000 cases reported in humans.

Salmonella Typhimurium and monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium represented 17 per cent of confirmed human cases in 2017 so constitutes a major risk to humans.” 

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Hill's Vet Nurse Awards 2020 - get your nominations in!

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 Hill's Pet Nutrition are reminding all veterinary nurses and veterinary practices to submit their entries for its 'Pet Slimmer of the Year' competition, 'Managing Weight with Excellence Competition' and the 'Senior Support Nurse of the Year Competition'.

The deadline for the 'Senior Support Nurse of the Year' competition closes on 6 September 2020, while the other competitions will remain open until 14 September 2020. All finalists will have the chance to win up to 500 worth of Love to Shop Vouchers.

To see full terms & conditions or to enter the awards click here

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International Cat Care appoints new head of veterinary division

International Cat Care (ICC) has announced the appointment of Nathalie Dowgray as head of the charity's veterinary division.

Nathalie, who is an RCVS advanced practitioner in feline medicine, will lead the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a play key role in advancing knowledge and research in feline medicine.

Claire Bessant, iCatCare's chief executive said: "We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Nathalie to the charity. She brings a depth and breadth of feline expertise and understanding which fits perfectly with the charity's work and development, and her enthusiasm for cats is infectious."