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Awards For Pheromone Therapy Students

14 years ago
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10th June, 2010 00h00


Veterinary nurse, Sarah Irons from Fielding and Cumber in Weymouth, Dorset, was awarded the University of Lincoln’s Pheromone Therapy Award at the CABTSG (Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy Study Group) study day. Lincoln Award ceremony A cheque for £1,000 was presented to Sarah in recognition of her research into the use of D.A.P. to treat a dog with generalised fear of leaving her home environment. Second prize and a cheque for £500 went to veterinary nurse, Laura Bailey from Kinver Veterinary Practice in Kinver, Stourbridge, for her study into reducing anxiety and re-directed aggression in a multi-cat household with the use of Felifriend. Sarah Fowler from Highfield Veterinary Surgery in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, also a veterinary nurse, was awarded third prize and a cheque for £250 for her research into the use of D.A.P. in a dog with suspected separation anxiety. The University of Lincoln launched the country’s first accredited course in pheromone therapy in 2007 to help increase the veterinary profession’s understanding of stress and its potential to trigger behavioural issues in pets. The distance learning course, which is supported by CEVA Animal Health, is aimed at veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and behaviourists and comprises 12 audio visual tutorials covering pheromone therapy and its applications in companion animals which can be undertaken at a pace to suit individual students. For further information, please contact the University of Lincoln on 01522 882000 or log on to www.lincoln.ac.uk.

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