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Royal Canin Advances Veterinary Dermatology in India at 3rd ICVD Congress


11 Jun 2024

Elevating pet health through scientific thought leadership and innovative nutritional solutions, Royal Canin continues its partnership with the Indian Congress for Veterinary Dermatology.

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Pets worldwide face dermatological issues, with 20% of cases in primary veterinary centers having dermatological origins. In tropical countries like India, hot and humid climates increase this to 35%-40%. Thus, veterinarians must focus on enhancing their dermatology skills for diagnosing and managing skin disorders.

Royal Canin, a leader in “Health through Nutrition” for cats and dogs, continues to drive scientific thought leadership as the Knowledge Partner for the Indian Congress for Veterinary Dermatology (ICVD), hosted by the Association of Veterinary Dermatology (AVD), India.

The Indian Association for Veterinary Dermatology (IAVD), a full member of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology, successfully organized the International Continuing Veterinary Education & Symposium on "One Health Promotion Through Skin Health: Advancing Skin Health in Animals Through Enhanced Dermatological Care" for veterinarians and veterinary students.

The congress included a hands-on training workshop on Diagnostic Priorities & Plans in Small Animal Dermatology, followed by enriching sessions from renowned board-certified small animal dermatologists. Speakers included Prof. Dr. Rosanna Marsella from the University of Florida, USA, and Prof. Dr. Sheila M.F. Torres from the University of Minnesota, who covered the diagnosis and management of prevalent clinical conditions like hormonal disorders affecting skin and coat, adverse food reactions in pets, and canine atopic dermatitis.

Vishal Dangle - Royal Canin
Dr. Vishal Dangle - Scientific Communication Manager at Royal Canin

Committed to raising awareness about the holistic well-being of animals, particularly cats and dogs, Royal Canin continues as the Knowledge Partner for the event for the third consecutive year. Held at Novotel Dona Sylvia Beach Resort, Goa, the three-day event from June 7th to 9th featured Dr. Vishal Dangle, Scientific Communication Manager at Royal Canin, who delivered a talk on Nutritional Solutions in Derma Cases, emphasizing the importance of dietary management and specific prescription diets for various dermatological conditions.

Driven by the core purpose of creating a better world for pets, Royal Canin's continued association highlighted its unwavering commitment to the well-being of pets at all stages of their lives. Through its partnership, the brand also aimed to improve the standards of veterinary dermatology practice in India.

Mr. Satinder Singh, General Manager of Royal Canin, commented, “We are pleased and honored to be the Knowledge Partner for the third consecutive time for the Indian Congress for Veterinary Dermatology. This event reinforced our commitment to the well-being of dogs and cats globally. By partnering with the Association for Veterinary Dermatology, our aim is to drive scientific thought leadership and share valuable insights with the veterinary community. Our participation underscored our dedication to advancing veterinary science and improving pet health through nutrition and innovation.”

Royal Canin focuses on continuously providing dietary solutions for pets' betterment. Over the past 50+ years, keeping cats and dogs at the center, the company has delivered innovative solutions for managing complex conditions like adverse food reactions and atopic dermatitis. After years of research and development, they formulated ANALLERGENIC, an extensively hydrolyzed prescription diet to prevent allergic reactions. For Canine Atopic Dermatitis (CAD) and other skin and coat issues, Royal Canin developed the unique patented DERMAUXILIUM nutrient complex in the SKINTOPIC diet, which helps improve pets' quality of life by reducing itchiness, supporting sensitive skin, and strengthening the skin barrier and immunity.

Dr. B. Nagarajan, President of IAVD, said, “The Association for Veterinary Dermatology, India, focuses on advancing veterinary dermatology in India. It aims to improve veterinary dermatology practice standards by providing continuing education through webinars, symposiums, conferences, and hands-on training workshops. We are always grateful to Royal Canin, the most trusted and recommended brand in India by veterinarians, for partnering with IAVD throughout our journey, helping to propagate knowledge through various educational initiatives like Vet Congresses and webinars. The successful execution of the ICVD-3 Congress, a hallmark event in India's history, was made possible by Royal Canin's active support and participation.”

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