Royal Canin continues to drive scientific thought leadership as the Knowledge Partner at 3rd successive Indian Annual Congress for Veterinary Dermatology organized by the Indian Association for Veterinary Dermatology (IAVD).

June 2024: When we talk about pets and their quality of life worldwide, around 20% cases represented in primary veterinary center are of dermatological origins. In tropical country like India, due to the hot & humid climatic conditions the percentage of dermatological cases are accounting for around 35%-40%. Hence, it’s imperative for veterinarians to focus on the dermatology & keep on enhancing the skills for diagnosing & management of the skin disorders. 

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

IAVD a full member of World Association for Veterinary Dermatology successfully organized 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 Hands-on-training workshop on Diagnostic Priorities & Plans in Small Animal Dermatology followed by the series of the enriching & engaging sessions from renowned Board Certified Small Animal dermatologist including Prof. Dr Rosanna Marsella from the University of Florida, USA, and Prof. Dr Sheila M.F. Torres from the University of Minnesota covering the approach to diagnosis & management of most prevalent clinical conditions like Hormonal disorders affecting skin & coat conditions, Adverse Food reaction in pets & Canine Atopic Dermatitis. 

Committed to raising an awareness around the holistic well- being of animals, particularly cats and dogs, Royal Canin continues to hold its position 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 7th June – 9th June, featured Dr. Vishal Dangle, Scientific Communication Manager, Royal Canin, delivered a talk on the Nutritional Solution in Derma Cases where he emphasized on the importance of the dietary management and specific prescription diets available for different types of the dermatological conditions.

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

Mr. Satinder Singh, General Manager, 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 was significant for Royal Canin as it 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 the future of pet health through nutrition and innovation”.

We at Royal Canin always focused on the continuously providing the dietary solutions for the betterment of the pets. In last 50+ years, by keeping cats and dogs at center we able to deliver innovative solutions for management of complex conditions like Adverse Food Reaction and Atopic dermatitis. After many years of research and development, we formulated ANALLERGENIC an extensively hydrolyzed prescription diet to ensure prevention of an allergic reaction. Similarly in case of Canine Atopic Dermatitis (CAD) and other skin and coat related problems, we formulated unique patented DERMAUXILIUM nutrient complex in the SKINTOPIC diet helps to improve quality of life of pets by reducing the itchiness, supports sensitive skin and supports strong skin barrier and immunity.

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

About Royal Canin 

The Royal Canin Division, owner of the ROYAL CANIN ® brand, is part of Mars, Incorporated and one of the global leaders in Health Through Nutrition for cats and dogs. Founded in 1968 by French veterinarian Dr Jean Cathary, Royal Canin continues to push the limits of nutrition and knowledge in partnership with pet professionals and experts to fulfil its Purpose: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS. 

Royal Canin collaborates with partners, including breeders and veterinarians, not only to design precise, science-based nutrition for cats and dogs but also to develop a variety of tools and services to generate a significant positive impact on pet health. The company does this in a respectful, responsible, and sustainable way towards pets, people, and the planet. 

Operating in more than 120 markets, Royal Canin counts over 8,000 Associates, including more than 400 veterinarians and nutritionists. It runs 17 factories and 2 pet centers around the globe, including 1 innovation center and 7 laboratories from the Mars network. 

Royal Canin also owns the EUKANUBA™ brand outside of Europe, a high-performance nutritional offer for dogs, and NOM NOM, a fast-growing U.S.-based Direct-to-Consumer pet food company. 

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