Dr Steven B. Kayne, FRPharmS, is director of the Veterinary Pharmacy Education Programme, Glasgow Retired Glasgow community pharmacist Steven Kayne has edited and authored several books on traditional and complementary Medicine.
A survey by a pet insurance company reported in the Veterinary Times highlights the problems associated with owners administering human over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to their animals. The most common drugs given by respondents who owned up to the practice were antihistamines (36%), paracetamol (28%), antiseptic creams (21%) and ibuprofen (17%). Colleagues are reminded that products unlicensed for veterinary use can only be used legally if they have been prescribed by a vete
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In recent years the awareness and, indeed, incidence of Lyme disease, a zoonotic tick borne condition, has increased steadily in the UK. Between 2001 and 2010 the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Scotland soared from 28 to 308, although experts believe the true figure could be 10 times that number. Rates are more than three times higher in Scotland than in England. In May 2014, the Mountaineering Council of Scotland warned walkers and climbers to be on the lookout for ticks