South Africa: Karoo Ostrich Farmers and Workers Fear Avian Flu Outbreak After Gauteng Cases
[Daily Maverick] The recent outbreak of avian flu in Gauteng has placed Western Cape veterinary services on high alert. Ostrich farmers and workers in the Karoo who bore the brunt of this disease in 2011 said another outbreak would cripple the industry and cause major farmworker job losses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Department of Veterinary Services On High Alert Following Influenza Outbreak
[The Herald] Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) is on high alert following confirmed reports of an outbreak of high pathogenic avian Influenza (HPAI) on a commercial chicken-layer farm in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng in South Africa last month. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

With impressive accuracy, dogs can sniff out coronavirus
(University of Pennsylvania) In a proof-of-concept study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs identified positive samples with 96% accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa Must Harness the Power of Human and Veterinary Medicine Before the Next Deadly Virus Strikes
[Daily Maverick] A One Health approach to vaccine development has many strengths, including for health and food security on the continent. But this country needs to boost its capacity now. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MoU signed to introduce 'ayurveda' disciplines in veterinary science: Govt
The initiative involves capacity building in related areas through training, exploring marketing possibilities for herbal veterinary medicines on a sustainable basis and providing for services including cultivation, preservation and conservation of medicinal plants. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Driving evidence-based improvements for the UK's 'stressed. lonely. overweight. bored. aggressive. misunderstood …but loved' companion animals - Wensley S, Betton V, Gosschalk K, Hooker R, Main DCJ, Martin N, Tipton E.
BACKGROUND: The Five Welfare Needs in UK animal welfare legislation underpin a legal duty of care and are an animal welfare assessment framework. Health and welfare problems arise when these needs are unmet. The veterinary professions work with others to a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Fujifilm wraps up Hitachi imaging acquisition
Over a year in the making, Fujifilm's acquisition of Hitachi's diagnostic imagin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm installs out point-of-care ultrasound software Hitachi takes steps in sale of imaging business to Fujifilm Fujifilm, Candelis partner to manage imaging workflow Fujifilm launches veterinary x-ray room MaxQ AI, Fujifilm ink Accipio distribution deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bisrat Debeb Models How Cancer Spreads to the Brain
From his student days in veterinary medicine in Ethiopia to running a lab on metastasis at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Debeb has a passion for understanding how living things work. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - April 1, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Scientist to Watch Magazine Issue Source Type: news

How hemp and CBD can impact animal health
(University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture) Scheduled for May 18-19, the conference will be presented online. More information about scheduled sessions, including speaker biographies and abstracts, is available at vetmed.tennessee.edu/ce/hemp. More than twenty experts from the fields of veterinary medicine, animal feeds, food science, toxicology, clinical nutrition and hemp use are slated to lead sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Behavioral health and sleep problems among US Army veterinarians and veterinary technicians participating in the Millennium Cohort Study - Rivera AC, Geronimo-Hara TR, Leardmann CA, Penix EA, Phillips CJ, Faix DJ, Rull RP, Whitmer DL, Adler AB.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalences and relative odds of mental health problems, suicidal ideation, psychotropic medication use, problem drinking, trouble sleeping, and lack of social support among veterinarians and veterinary technicians, compared wit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Disease outbreaks more likely in deforestation areas, study finds
Tree-planting can also increase health risks if it focuses too narrowly on small number of species, paper saysOutbreaks of infectious diseases are more likely in areas of deforestation and monoculture plantations, according to a study that suggests epidemics are likely to increase as biodiversity declines.Land use change is a significant factor in the emergence of zoonotic viruses such as Covid-19 and vector-borne ailments such as malaria, saysthe paper, published on Wednesday in Frontiers in Veterinary Science.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jonathan Watts Tags: Deforestation Trees and forests Biodiversity Environment Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Covid vaccine used on apes at San Diego zoo trialled on mink
Experimental animal jabs could stop spillover back to humans, says firm behind vaccines for primatesAt the start of 2021, four orangutans and five bonobos becamethe first great apes at a US zoo to receive Covid-19 vaccinations. An outbreak in San Diego zoo ’s western lowland gorilla troop had caused panic among staff after the virus spread to the animals, probably from an asymptomatic zookeeper. Eight gorillas tested positive – with symptoms such as runny noses, lethargy and coughs – and there were fears the virus could spread to other primates.“We were approached by San Diego zoo asking if we had a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Greenfield Tags: Animals Wildlife Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Coronavirus Medical research World news Society Health Microbiology Science US news Environment Source Type: news

How Bristol ’ s research has played a key role in the world ’ s response to COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, academics from across the University of Bristol joined together to understand the virus and the impact of the pandemic. Today [23 March] is a year since the first UK lockdown and their research is continuing to play a key role in global efforts to overcome the disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 23, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Tra Source Type: news

Rodenticides in the environment pose threats to birds of prey
(Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)) Over the past decades, the increased use of chemicals in many areas led to environmental pollution - of water, soil and also wildlife. In addition to plant protection substances and human and veterinary medical drugs, rodenticides have had toxic effects on wildlife. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vets warn of new Covid variant ’s possible link to heart problems in pets
Specialist hospital stresses: ‘We have strong suspicion of transmission from human to pet, not vice versa’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVets are warning of a possible link between a new variant of coronavirus and heart problems in cats and dogs after a increase in pets presenting with myocarditis at a specialist veterinary hospital in Buckinghamshire during the pandemic ’s second wave.“We don’t want to spread panic unnecessarily, especially because at the moment we have a strong suspicion of transmission from human to pet, but not vice versa – and we d...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Veterinary medicine Coronavirus Cats Animals Dogs Pets Medical research Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: Kent coronavirus variant shown to infect cats and dogs
COVID strain B117 - otherwise known as the Kent variant - has been identified in domesticated cats and dogs in a veterinary hospital in the South East of England. This implies that pets could potentially play a bigger role in the coronavirus outbreak than originally believed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LSU Veterinary School receives $11M COBRE grant for a pre-clinical cancer research center
(Louisiana State University) The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, or LSU SVM, has received an $11 million grant to establish a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, or COBRE. The COBRE funds will create the Center for Pre-Clinical Cancer Research, or Cancer COBRE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

2020 Business of the Year: Amerivet Veterinary Partners
The Alamo City company saw its revenue increase by more than $50 million last year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruption of the economy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

2020 Business of the Year: Amerivet Veterinary Partners
The Alamo City company saw its revenue increase by more than $50 million last year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic and its disruption of the economy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Women veterinarians earn $100K less than men annually
(Cornell University) Women veterinarians make less than their male counterparts, new research from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine has found -- with an annual difference of around $100,000 among the top quarter of earners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dog ’ s body size and shape could indicate a greater bone tumour risk
Osteosarcoma is a painful and aggressive bone tumour in dogs that is known to be more common in certain breeds than others. New research has now confirmed that larger breeds, such as Rottweiler, Great Dane and Rhodesian Ridgeback, have a greater risk of osteosarcoma than smaller breeds, as well as showing that breeds with shorter skulls and legs have lower osteosarcoma risk. The findings could inform future breed health reforms as well as studies into the way tumours develop from normal bone. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 10, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Don't Use Veterinary Drug Ivermectin Against COVID, FDA Warns
TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 -- Desperate for a treatment against COVID-19, some Americans have reached for an anti-parasitic drug aimed at animals, with serious consequences, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. " Never use medications intended... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

RCVS Knowledge launches next generation of popular evidence-based veterinary medicine course
RCVS Knowledge has updated and expanded its highly regarded EBVM Learning course to provide a free, practical grounding in applying evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM), available on the charity ’ s new elearning platform. The new version of EBVM Learning is the product of an international collaboration with 18 leading veterinary educators and practitioners including Emeritus Professor Sarah Baillie from the Bristol Vet School. It offers veterinary surgeons, nurses, students and educators six hours of free CPD, which cover the five stages of EBVM and an overview of its evolution. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 6, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Current students; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School Source Type: news

AAHA and AAFP release updated feline life stage guidelines to the veterinary community
(SAGE) [LAKEWOOD, CO; BRIDGEWATER, NJ; March 2, 2021] Two of the world's leading veterinary organizations are proud to announce updated recommendations in the 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) convened a Task Force of experts in feline medicine to define distinct feline life stages and provide a framework for individualized healthcare plans. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Cattle Movement Suspended Due to Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak
[Namibia Economist] An outbreak of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD) in Eiseb in the Otjombinde constituency, Omaheke Region was recently announced by the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 mutations in competition
(University of Bern) How dangerous are new mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus? An international team involving researchers from the Institute of Virology and Immunology (IVI) of the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office BLV and the University of Bern (Switzerland), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), and the Friedrich-Loeffler Institute (Germany), has developed an approach that can accurately assess the transmissibility of new virus mutants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Human infection with avian influenza A (H5N8) – the Russian Federation
On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in humans. Positive clinical specimens were collected from poultry farm workers who participated in a response operation to contain an avian influenza A(H5N8) outbreak detected in a poultry farm in Astrakhan Oblast in the Russian Federation. The laboratory confirmation of the seven specimens were performed by the State Research Centre for Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR (WHO H5 Reference Labora...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Terravet raises $180M fund to focus on veterinary hospitals and related real estate
The company has so far accumulated about 100 properties totaling 1 million square feet across 30 states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Natalie Kostelni Source Type: news

Terravet raises $180M fund to focus on veterinary hospitals and related real estate
The company has so far accumulated about 100 properties totaling 1 million square feet across 30 states. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Natalie Kostelni Source Type: news

Got a Pandemic Puppy? Learn How to Prevent Dog Bites
With new puppies and kids at home, doctors are worried about treating more children for dog bites. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Children and Childhood Animals Emergency Medical Treatment Content Type: Service Veterinary Medicine Parenting Source Type: news

Namibia: U.S. Satisfied With Namibia's Foot-and-Mouth Response - Shilongo
[Namibian] Chief veterinarian in the agriculture ministry Albertina Shilongo says they don't deal with the United States Cattlemen's Association (USCA), which has called for an immediate stop to the importation of beef from Namibia, but with the United States veterinary department, which has expressed satisfaction with Namibia's response to a recent foot-and-mouth disease outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Foot and mouth 20 years on: what an animal virus epidemic taught UK science
Britain ’s top vet was newly qualified when the outbreak hit. Here, she talks about the devastating slaughter and tracking virus variantsChristine Middlemiss was a young vet working in Scotland in February 2001 when foot and mouth disease struck Britain. Having grown up on a farm, and having later worked in veterinary care in Cumbria, she volunteered to help battle an affliction that would eventually take a terrible toll on UK livestock.“I volunteered as a temporary veterinary inspector at 4pm and was told to report to a farm in Cumbria by 8am the next day,” Middlemiss told theObserver last week. “I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Science Farming Vaccines and immunisation Foot and mouth Rural affairs UK news Farm animals Environment Agriculture World news Infectious diseases Health Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

New funding for national consortium to model COVID-19 pandemic predictions
A national consortium bringing together modellers to produce rigorous predictions for the COVID-19 pandemic and advise UK government bodies will receive £ 3 million funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electri Source Type: news

Fujifilm, Candelis partner to manage imaging workflow
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA and Candelis have partnered to enhance the imag...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm launches veterinary x-ray room Fujifilm Sonosite issues POCUS grants GE, Candelis team up in mammography image management Candelis signs on VasoTechnology as distributor Candelis launches new breast imaging workstation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Namibia: More Than N$97m to Fight Foot-and-Mouth Disease
[Namibian] THE Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform will require more than N$97 million to acquire foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine doses. This includes equipment, labour and vehicles to contain the spread of the current FMD outbreak in the communal areas north of the veterinary cordon fence (redline). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fujifilm launches veterinary x-ray room
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has launched a veterinary x-ray room that feature...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MaxQ AI, Fujifilm ink Accipio distribution deal Fujifilm debuts new surgical, fluoroscopy systems Fujifilm, Volpara expand breast screening partnership Fujifilm Medical to add IVD to portfolio Fujifilm lands 3 new Synapse contracts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Foot-and-Mouth Vaccines Worth U.S.$445,000 Procured
[The Herald] Government has procured 178 000 doses of vaccines for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) worth US445 000 to help curb the spread of the disease in the country, a senior state veterinary official said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine useful in treating people with COVID-19, or in preventing infection in people who have been exposed to the virus?
COVID-19 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. If the infection becomes severe, people may need intensive care and support in hospital, including mechanical ventilation.Drugs used for other diseases were tried out in COVID-19, and this included chloroquine, used for malaria; and hydroxychloroquine used for rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. The authors sought evidence of the effects of these drugs in treating people ill with the disease; in preventing the disease in people at risk of getting the disease, such as health workers; and peo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 10, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Desexing cats before 4 months old can reduce the number of unwanted kittens
(City University of Hong Kong) Big-data research led by an expert on veterinary medicine and infectious diseases at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has found that although more than 80% of cats in Australia were desexed, only a fraction have had surgery before reaching puberty, thus creating a 'pregnancy gap'. To close this gap and prevent unwanted litters, it is recommended that the age of desexing is before four months. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increasing presence of xylazine in heroin and/or fentanyl deaths, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2010-2019 - Johnson J, Pizzicato L, Johnson C, Viner K.
Reports from active drug users state that xylazine, the veterinary tranquilliser, has been increasing in the illicit drug supply in Philadelphia. To describe trends and characteristics of unintentional deaths from heroin and/or fentanyl overdose with xylaz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cannabis sativa L. may reduce aggressive behaviour towards humans in shelter dogs - Corsetti S, Borruso S, Malandrucco L, Spallucci V, Maragliano L, Perino R, D'Agostino P, Natoli E.
Among the phytocomplex components of Cannabis sativa L., cannabidiol (CBD) has a recognised therapeutic effect on chronic pain. Little is known about the veterinary use of CBD in dogs. Even less is known on the effects of CBD on dog behaviour, especially i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lethal Chimp Disease Is Linked to Newly Identified Bacteria
Deaths at a Sierra Leone sanctuary that stumped people for 15 years have now been linked to a bacterium that seems to cause similar ailments in humans. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Monkeys and Apes Endangered and Extinct Species Bacteria Veterinary Medicine Nature Communications (Journal) Sierra Leone Research Tacugama your-feed-science Wildlife Die-Offs Source Type: news

New stem cell therapy in dogs -- a breakthrough in veterinary medicine
(Osaka Prefecture University) A team of scientists in Japan has developed a novel method to induce stem cell generation from the blood samples of dogs. Through this technique, the scientists hope to advance regenerative therapies in veterinary medicine. This would mean that, in the near future, veterinarians might be able to reverse conditions in dogs that were previously thought incurable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Physicians Seek Govt Permission On Veterinary Drug for Covid-19 Cure
[263Chat] The College of Primary Care Physicians of Zimbabwe (CPCPZ), which represents general practitioners, has written to the Ministry of Health requesting permission to prescribe the drug Ivermectin and Nano silver to Covid-19 patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The British Horse Society and Bristol Vet School are asking the public to stop feeding horses
The British Horse Society (BHS) and the University of Bristol Veterinary School are asking members of the public not to feed any horses they may encounter whilst out and about. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 26, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Survey: barriers, not demographics, affect willingness to pursue veterinary care
(North Carolina State University) When it comes to seeking veterinary care for dogs, barriers to access - including a lack of trust - have more effect on the decision-making process than differences in race, gender or socioeconomic status. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research demonstrates how the best camouflage can be found for an arbitrary environment
A new method, developed by scientists at the University of Bristol can determine the optimal colouration pattern to cover an object in order to make it as visible or concealed as possible, in any given environment. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Embedded counseling services can improve accessibility for students, MU study finds
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Kerry Karaffa is the first MU Counseling Center psychologist to be embedded specifically within the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where he provides tailored counseling services for professional students training to become veterinarians. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oxford animal-only antibiotic lab could prop up intensive farming, critics say
New research centre to tackle overlap of livestock and human medicines, but campaigners fear “techno-fix” for factory farmingAn initiative to develop bespoke antibiotics for livestock has raised fears that it could be a “techno-fix” for more intensive farming.Mixed reactions have followed news that Ineos, a global petrochemical manufacturer, has donated £100m to establish the Ineos Oxford University Institute (IOI) for antimicrobial research.The institute said it would focus on designing novel antimicrobials solely for animals because the majority of global antibiotic consumption by volume was...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sophie Kevany Tags: Antibiotics Environment Society Oxford UK news World news Farming Agriculture Veterinary medicine Medical research Animals Science Health Farm animals Source Type: news