£1,000 of high street vouchers have been awarded tofive vets for “insightful and interesting” case studies demonstrating best practice in the medical management of felinehyperthyroidism.

Winner Ursula Bollmann from Millcroft Veterinary Group, with territory manager Maggie Cronnie

Linda Williams of Guild Street Veterinary Centre, Stratford Upon Avon; Kerri Renshaw of Clarke and Marshall, Berkhamsted; Ursula Bollmann of Millcroft Veterinary Group, Workington, Cumbria; Charlotte Cobb of Arden Forest Veterinary Group, Alchester and Elizabeth Lyon, Atherton Veterinary Centre, Manchester, presented cases where Felimazole (thiamazole) was used to improve the welfare and longevity of one of their hyperthyroid cats.

The winning case studies also highlighted the importance of careful adjustment of the dosing regime to achieve good control of thyroxine (T4) levels, a commitment to owner education and a caring approach.

Carol Morgan, product manager for Dechra Veterinary Products, said: “Our aim is to publish a selection of these prize-winning studies in the UK veterinary press and to share the information that we have collected with the veterinary profession to aid understanding about how cats respond to treatment. Our congratulations go to the winners who provided excellent examples of how to approach the long-term management of hyperthyroidism.”

For more information on feline hyperthyroidism, visit www.hyperthyroidcat.co.uk or contact your local Dechra territory manager.

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