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Bariatric surgery successes lead to type 2 diabetes treatment
(Cornell University) Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine may be the key to developing drug alternatives to surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease
(Cornell University) Bovine mastitis is typically treated with antibiotics, but with the potential threat of antimicrobial resistance and the disease's long-term harm to the animal's teat, researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are laying the foundation for alternative therapies derived from stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Henry Schein not expecting job cuts in Columbus, Dublin as it spins off vet business
Henry Schein Inc. plans to spin off its veterinary supply and software business and merge them with a technology startup, but the move isn't expected to immediately affect its operations in Columbus and Dublin. The Melville, New York-based distributor has about 250 employees at a Columbus distribution facility, which was expanded two years ago, and Dublin administrative office. That's on par with goals of creating 50 jobs under state and city incentive packages in 2016. The new animal health entity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Henry Schein not expecting job cuts in Columbus, Dublin as it spins off vet business
Henry Schein Inc. plans to spin off its veterinary supply and software business and merge them with a technology startup, but the move isn't expected to immediately affect its operations in Columbus and Dublin. The Melville, New York-based distributor has about 250 employees at a Columbus distribution facility, which was expanded two years ago, and Dublin administrative office. That's on par with goals of creating 50 jobs under state and city incentive packages in 2016. The new animal health entity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Schein to spin out animal health biz in merger with Vets First Choice
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it plans to spin off its Animal Health business and merge it with Vets First Choice to create a new combined animal health business which will operate under the moniker Vets First Corp. The new company aims to use advanced data analytics, practice management software and other specialized technology to support animal health, and will combine Henry Schein Animal Health’s approximate 4,300 employees with Vets First Choice’s 750 US employees. The newly formed business will have pro forma 2017 sales of approximately $3.6 billion, Henry Schein said. “We are excited abou...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

Did neolithic man practise surgery on cows?
Archaeologists in Champ-Durand, France, have found a cow skull with a small round hole cut into itA stone age cow skull boasting a hole the size of a biscuit has been hailed as a first by archeologists, who say the gouge is the earliest evidence of either a veterinary attempt or animal experimentation.Human skulls from around the world, some dating as far back asalmost 10,000 years ago, have been found with very similar holes – evidence, say experts, of acranial surgery called trepanation in which humans scraped away at the skull, or drilled it, to form an aperture.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Archaeology Science France Source Type: news

Canadian Biosafety Guidelines
Public Health Agency of Canada. 02/2018 This Web page provides links to guides to biosafety plans, handling, and best practices in Canada. Topics are Local Risk Assessment; Veterinary Practices: Physical Design and Operational Practices for Diagnostic Activities; Containment Level 1: Physical Design and Operational Practices; Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan; and Notification and Reporting Under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act, and Regulations and the Canadian Biosafety Standard. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy soil lifts animal weight
Managing soil by well-designed grazing is key to an animal's growth and wellbeing shows new research linking soil health, pasture value and sustainable production. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

For fewer cast-related ailments in dogs, researchers find taller casts a better fit
(Morris Animal Foundation) Dogs fitted with longer casts for hind-leg injuries or ailments should see fewer pressure sores and soft tissue complications than dogs with shorter casts, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wageningen Academic Publishers Partners with Enago to Provide Author Support Services
Enago, a global leader in manuscript editing and publication support services, recently announced collaboration with Wageningen Academic Publishers, an independent publisher, renowned for its work in the life sciences. Wageningen Academic Publishers specializations include animal and veterinary sciences, food sciences, environmental science, agriculture and agribusiness. They publish six journals dedicated to niche subject areas as well as scientific books. Their lean and agile team structure enables them to devote focused attention to each project they undertake, working closely with authors throughout the publishing proc...
Source: News from STM - April 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Bridget, the Lioness at Oklahoma City Zoo Who Mysteriously Grew a Mane, Dies at 18
(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Oklahoma City Zoo says an 18-year-old African lioness that mysteriously sprouted a mane last year has died. The zoo says the lioness, named Bridget, was euthanized Wednesday after a veterinary team determined she was likely suffering from heart failure or infection. The zoo says Bridget had been lethargic, not eating and appeared to be in pain. Last month, the zoo said Bridget appeared to be in good health after lab results explained why she had grown a mane, which is usually only seen on male lions. The testing found that Bridget had an elevated level of androstenedione, a hormone that can cont...
Source: TIME: Science - April 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized animals Oklahoma onetime Source Type: news

At Hamburger Central, Antibiotics for Cattle That Aren ’ t Sick
Many industrial feedlots see routine use of antibiotics as essential. Some cattlemen disagree, calling them “ performance enhancing drugs. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM Tags: Factory Farming Cattle Antibiotics Agriculture and Farming Livestock Diseases Ranches Meat Veterinary Medicine Amarillo (Tex) Blaser, Martin J Source Type: news

Medical device startups: Here ’s how you handle regulatory and reimbursement
The two “Rs” — regulatory and reimbursement — are critical elements of the environment in which a medical device product is developed. Bill Betten, Betten Systems Solutions [Photo by Simon Launay on Unsplash]This is the fourth in a series of articles that discusses the design of innovative products in the highly regulated medical environment.  But the “environmental” factors of regulatory and reimbursement actually influence all stages of the development. They impact everything from the process to the plan and the requirements. You need to consider their influence at ...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development bettensystemssolutions Reimbursement startups Source Type: news

How your cat can leave you unable to get an erection
Such diseases, termed zoonoses, are usually very mild, but the rarer ones can be more severe, explains Alan Radford, a professor of veterinary health informatics at Liverpool University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines on preventing and treating 'equine strep throat'
(University of Pennsylvania) Ashley Boyle, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, took the lead in writing a new consensus statement, issued by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, on treating, controlling, and preventing strangles in horses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy: Holding promise for feline inflammatory diseases
(SAGE) Stem cell therapy is acknowledged as having great potential for the treatment of a variety of diseases in both people and animals. The use of bone marrow-derived stem cells is well established in the treatment of human cancer patients, and veterinary applications for bone marrow- and adipose-derived stem cells are being evaluated (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Government Harmonises Fees for Veterinary Services
[New Times] The government has harmonised fees charged by veterinary doctors, a move that, according to Rwanda Council of Veterinary Doctors, will address issues where each veterinarian was setting their own prices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Water troughs are key to E. coli contamination in cattle
(Cornell University) A major study led by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers reveals for the first time that water troughs on farms are a conduit for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle, which can then spread the pathogen to people through bacteria in feces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Over 4,700 UN agency trained veterinarians new vanguard against deadly disease outbreaks
More than 4,700 veterinary health professionals who have just completed a United Nations training to tackle disease outbreaks are the new front line of defence protecting farm animals against deadly illnesses in 25 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pet prepping: Emergency treatments you should learn, just in case
(Natural News) Pets and their unconditional love make them indispensable. They’re family. Their joys and pains are ours as well. Lucky is the pet owner with a background in veterinary medicine to help him when accidents and emergencies happen to their beloved pooch. But most owners are lost when something bad happens to their pet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fast-track vet course launched at the University of Bristol
Aspiring vets can now fast-track their training, thanks to an innovative four-year training programme by the University of Bristol ’ s Bristol Veterinary School (BVS). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Forecast launched to help sheep farmers respond to annual spring threat to young lambs
It may not feel like it in parts of the UK hit by 'The Beast from the East' and Storm Emma, but spring is just around the corner – and with it the annual deadly threat from the roundworm Nematodirus in lambs. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Food industry specialists come together for animal health and welfare event
Progressing animal welfare will be the focus of an Animal Health and Welfare Day jointly hosted by the University of Bristol Veterinary School and continental meat supplier Winterbotham Darby tomorrow [Thursday 8 March]. This annual event, now in its third year, will bring together academics, researchers, NGOs, major retailers, journalists and industry partners across the food sector. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Breakthrough in Livestock Sector
[The Herald] Stakeholders in the livestock sector met in early February to review the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Mashonaland East and West provinces. The Area Veterinary Extension Worker reported a suspected outbreak in Chegutu on January 17 and a full inspection was carried out. However, some cattle from the affected Chegutu herd had already been moved to sale pens in Harare and Macheke and after further investigations, an outbreak of FMD has been confirmed in Macheke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Darby Dental Supply Continues West Coast Expansion with Acquisition of SmartPractice ® Dental Supply Division
Jericho, NY (February 23, 2018)–Darby Dental Supply, one of the nation ’s largest dental distributors, announces its planned acquisition of the dental supply division of Phoenix-based SmartPractice.This acquisition and the resulting strategic partnership capitalize on each company ’s core competencies with Darby leveraging SmartPractice’s acclaimed glove expertise and manufacturing capabilities. SmartPractice’s supply and glove customer base will benefit from Darby’s expansive state-of-the-art distribution network, extended product lines, capital equipment, technology services, and equip...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In-depth mineral review provides foundational resource for dairy scientists
(Elsevier) Life is dependent on minerals. Accordingly, the diets of animals must contain certain minerals in both large amounts, via marcrominerals, and small amounts, via microminerals. In a thorough and wide-ranging review published in the Journal of Dairy Science ® , Jesse Goff, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor and Anderson Chair in Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, examined necessary minerals as well as the mechanisms for their absorption in cows, providing insight into these vital elements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Howard Rees obituary
My former colleague Howard Rees, who has died aged 89, was the chief veterinary officer who dealt with the problem of salmonella in eggs in the 1980s and introduced the measures that eventually saw off the problem ofBSE in cattle. He was widely regarded as the most able veterinary public servant of his generation.On retirement in 1988 he became president of the World Organisation for Animal Health ’s animal health code commission in Paris and under his presidency the commission drafted complex and contentious guidelines that dealt with the international trade in livestock in the context of BSE. He held the post for n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gareth Davies Tags: Veterinary medicine BSE Animals Medical research Health Society Rural affairs UK news Science Source Type: news

Morris animal foundation awards $1 million for new studies benefiting canine health
(Morris Animal Foundation) For the good of dogs everywhere, Morris Animal Foundation announced it awarded nearly $1 million in grants for 11 canine research projects. The studies will help veterinary scientists improve the health and well-being of dogs suffering from deadly and debilitating diseases, including cancer, spinal cord disease and gastrointestinal disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Barbra Streisand Cloned Her Dog. Here ’s How Much That Costs
Barbra Streisand cloned a beloved dog, as revealed in a wide-ranging cover story for Variety. Her two pups Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett (who appear periodically on her Instagram) are clones of her Coton du Tulear Samantha, who passed away in May of 2017. Streisand has a third Coton du Tulear named Miss Fanny, who is a distant cousin of Samantha. “They have different personalities,” Streisand told Variety, of the cloned dogs. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and seriousness.” This has left us wondering, “What does it take to clone a pet?” ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Gray Tags: celebrity cloning entertainment onetime Pets Science Source Type: news

Spanish vet pharma firm to plant U.S. headquarters in Raleigh
A Spain-based veterinary pharmaceutical company is the latest life sciences company outside the U.S. to select the Triangle for a major hub. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Statement from Stephen Ostroff M.D., Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, on National Toxicology Program draft report on Bisphenol A
FDA provides update on Clarity-BPA (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 23, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New Technology Alone Won ’t Halt Aflatoxin Menace, Experts Warn
Laboratory Technician Herbert Mtopa collects biological samples at a clinic in Zimbabwe's Shamva District under a CultiAF project to assess exposure of women and children to aflatoxins. Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 2018 (IPS)In the absence of concerted efforts to raise awareness on the dangers of aflatoxin to humans and domestic animals, advances in technology for early detection of aflatoxin in cereals and seeds such as maize will come to naught, experts warn.The first rapid aflatoxin testing kit is in the market for less than two dollars, even as some farmers unwittingly employ life-t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Projects TerraViva United Nations aflatoxin Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Improving the lives of rural populations: better nutrition & agriculture produc Source Type: news

New strategy to target transcription factor STAT5 to combat leukaemia
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Acute myeloid leukaemia is the most common type of acute cancer of the blood and bone marrow in adults. AML progresses quickly and only 26 percent of the patients survive longer than 5 years as resistance against established treatments arises. The most common molecular cause is FLT3 mutations, which result in hyper-activation of STAT5. A researcher consortium now reports on an early preclinical development to target STAT5 directly, which cooperates well with existing therapies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Botswana:Veterinary Services Urges Farmers to Vaccinate Flocks
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -A press release from the Department of Veterinary Services in the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security informs the public that an investigation into deaths of doves that were reported in parts of the Central District has been completed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics, as a group of international experts from various fields, including a scientists from Vetmeduni Vienna, point out using the example of chronic kidney disease. In future research, they intend to study the mechanisms that protect the muscles, organs and bones of certain animals during extreme conditions such as hibernation. Nature Reviews. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Helicopter Crash in Grand Canyon Leaves 3 Dead, 4 Injured
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter crash that killed three British tourists and left four others critically injured happened on tribal land in the Grand Canyon where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park. The group of friends was in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation, family and friends said. Killed were veterinary receptionist Becky Dobson, 27; her boyfriend Stuart Hill, a 30-year-old car salesman; and his brother, Jason Hill, a 32-year-old lawyer. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Huala...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Helicopter Crash in Grand Canyon Leaves 3 Dead, 4 Injured
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A helicopter crash that killed three British tourists and left four others critically injured happened on tribal land in the Grand Canyon where air tours are not as highly regulated as those inside the national park. The group of friends was in Las Vegas to celebrate a birthday and took a helicopter sightseeing tour of the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai reservation, family and friends said. Killed were veterinary receptionist Becky Dobson, 27; her boyfriend Stuart Hill, a 30-year-old car salesman; and his brother, Jason Hill, a 32-year-old lawyer. Unlike the national park, air tours on the Huala...
Source: JEMS Operations - February 13, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Source Type: news

Experts in animal welfare and policy development participate in ground-breaking workshops
The Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol and the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) have joined forces this month [February] to stage two workshops which aim to shape new agricultural policies. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 12, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

New £ 1.5M study will investigate what the ‘ best interests ’ are of patients who lack mental capacity
A new study that will explore the healthcare decisions made in the “ best interests ” of patients who are unable to make decisions for themselves because they lack mental capacity or competence has been awarded £ 1.5 million by the Wellcome Trust. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cent Source Type: news

Brain training for old dogs: Could touchscreen games be the Sudoku of man's best friend?
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Spoiling old dogs in their twilight years by retiring them to the sofa and forgiving them their stubbornness or disobedience, doesn't do our four-legged friends any good. Regular brain training and lifelong learning create positive emotions and can slow down mental deterioration in old age. Physical limitations, however, often do not allow the same sort of training as used in young dogs. Cognitive biologists from Vetmeduni Vienna propose computer interaction as a practical alternative. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Australia's cat plague is back after 40 years – and the solution is vaccination
Herd immunity is essential. If parvovirus vaccination rates fall below 70%, cats are in troubleA deadly feline disease is now spreading between cats after hiding for nearly 40 years. Multiple cases of feline parvovirus, also known as cat plague, or panleukopenia, have been reported in stray kittens inthe greater Melbourne area this week.Feline parvovirus was a common disease in the 1960s and 1970s. Australia was one of the first countries to develop an effective vaccine. Once widespread vaccination became routine, the disease was pushed back into nature.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Mark Westman and Richard Malik for The Conversation Tags: Veterinary medicine Cats Animals Pets Australia news New South Wales Veterinary science Medical research Source Type: news

Doctors: The Death of the Doctor ’ s Dog
In contrast to veterinary practice, the medical profession has long forbidden the notion of speeding death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BARRON H. LERNER, M.D. Tags: Dogs Death and Dying Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Doctors Source Type: news

Scientists grapple with worms to improve co-existence with wildlife in Africa
Farming at the border of National Parks in Africa can lead to conflict with wildlife, due to the belief that wild animals bring disease, prey upon livestock, and damage crops. In an unexpected twist, research conducted by the University of Bristol and Queen ’ s University Belfast with the charity ‘ Elephants for Africa ’ and the University of Pretoria has found that grazing livestock with wildlife may benefit farmers by reducing parasitic disease. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation-funded study points way to improved stem cell therapies
(Morris Animal Foundation) In a study using equine mesenchymal stem cells, Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers from Cornell University and North Carolina State University found that stem cell function can be enhanced through manipulation of their culture environment, and that 'priming' prior to patient administration could optimize their therapeutic potential. The research team published their results in Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘We Made Little Spring Rolls With Their Feet.’ These Bears Are Getting Special Treatment for Their Wildfire-Burned Paws
(SAN FRANCISCO) — Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient — a 5-month-old mountain lion — did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the University of California, Davis said Wednesday. Rescuers brought two adult bears, one of them pregnant, and the young mountain lion to veterinarians with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and the university after the animals were hurt in the largest wildfire in state history. They were found in the Los Padres Nation...
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ellen Knickmeyer / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Diamondback Drugs Now a Recommended Veterinary Pharmacy of The...
National veterinary compounding pharmacy Diamondback Drugs is excited to announce their recent partnership with The Veterinary Cooperative (TVC).(PRWeb January 25, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/01/prweb15121921.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New £ 1M poultry research facility aims to improve bird welfare and help consumer confidence
A new £ 1M state-of-the art poultry facility offering specialist, industry-focused research into both laying hen and broiler health, welfare, behavior and productivity, will open today [Wednesday 24 January] at the University of Bristol ’ s Veterinary School. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Recent Dog Flu Outbreaks Have Pet Owners Worried. Here ’s What to Know
The San Francisco SPCA announced Friday on Twitter that cases of dog flu had been confirmed in the Bay Area, and encouraged dog owners to contact their veterinarians if their pets display symptoms of the virus. California is one of several states that has reported outbreaks of dog flu, also known as canine influenza, over the past several months. The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, which monitors reports of dog flu around the country, confirmed that six dogs have tested positive for the canine influenza H3N2 virus in California in the last 45 days. Although there is also an H3N2 strain of human seasonal ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized Can a dog get the flu Can dogs get the flu Can you give your dog the flu Dog flu 2018 Dog flu symptoms Dog flu symptoms and treatment dog flu vaccine healthytime public health Signs of dog flu Symptoms of dog flu the Source Type: news

We may finally know why dogs choose to eat their own poop
A team of veterinary researchers at University of California at Davis have discovered why your dog may decide to eat its own or others feces. The reason is partly tied to their wolf ancestors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news