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New Research Reveals Bacteria Associated with Feline Gum Disease for the First Time

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Pivotal new research reveals the bacterial species associated with periodontitis in cats: important implications for feline oral health
Researchers at the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition together with expert veterinary dentists and the Harvard affiliated Forsyth Institute have, for the first time, demonstrated the bacterial species associated with feline periodontitis. Periodontitis is one of the most commonly diagnosed health problem in cats, associated with inflammation of the gum and other tissues surrounding the teeth, causing pain and often, as a consequence, difficulty feeding. Despite this, very little was previously known about the bacterial species associated with the disease.  

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WikiVet and Mars Petcare announce new materials on cat and dog nutrition

WikiVet and Mars Petcare have launched new veterinary educational materials focused on cat and dog nutrition and its role in health and wellbeing.

Through an exciting collaboration, WikiVet and Mars Petcare continue to improve the quality and reach of reference materials available to veterinary students, practising veterinarians, and vet nurses.

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WINSS 2016

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We are excited to announce that the next WALTHAM International Nutritional Sciences Symposium will be in Chicago, U.S.A., 18-21 October 2016.  Held once every 3 years, this symposium attracts companion animal nutrition experts to share their latest original research findings. This time the theme will be ‘Growing Science in Pet Nutrition’.

WINSS 2016

16th Annual AAVN Clinical Nutrition and Research Symposium - June 8, 2016 Denver Colorado

The American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition (AAVN) was founded in 1956 in recognition of the need for a forum for collegial discussion among industrial nutritionists, academic nutritionists, and veterinarians.

The mission of the AAVN has been to improve the health of animals through the advancement of veterinary nutrition knowledge, to further the professional development of AAVN members, and to provide resources and guidance among the veterinary profession and allied professionals interested in animal nutrition. One effort to fulfil this mission is to hold an annual Clinical Nutrition and Research Abstract Symposium at which time both oral and poster presentations focus on current veterinary nutrition issues.

For further details, please see the AAVN website: http://www.aavn.org/


WALTHAM & ESCVN Research Grant

WALTHAM and the European Society of Veterinary & Comparative Nutrition (ESVCN) are delighted to announce the 2016 Research Grant. The grant supports researchers in the early stages of their careers to promote research into the health and nutrition of dogs and cats.

Project proposals for grants up to 22,500€ will be considered. The application deadline is the 15 July 2016.

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