FDA Ensures Your Foods From Animals Are Safe
If you eat meat or drink milk, you want to know: Are the veterinary drugs used in food-producing animals entering your diet? And if they are, are the amounts safe for human consumption? Those are some of the concerns of FDA's Division of Residue Chemistry. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Animal Health International Inc. Pleads Guilty to Introduction of Misbranded Drugs into Interstate Commerce
Animal Health International, Patterson, AHI, Colorado, veterinary prescription drugs, misbranded, Marlin Webb, Billy K. Groce, Hillsville VA (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 14, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

‘Romeo seeking Juliet in the animal kingdom’
Wondering how to woo your crush this Valentine ’s Day? When it comes to love, don’t wing it — take a lesson from the birds (and bees) instead.“Humans often believe romance is unique to our species, but it’s not,” said Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, co-director of  UCLA ’s Evolutionary Medicine Program. “Sexual conversations unfold across the animal kingdom between individuals who are sizing each other up.”Mirroring the drama of the human world, romance in the wild is never certain. Plenty of animal suitors get rejected.“Unlike a dance or ritual with pre...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 'No Foot and Mouth Outbreak in Wedza'
[The Herald] The Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) has dismissed as false reports that there is an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in Wedza district of Mashonaland East Province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 12, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

At the Westminster Dog Show: Top Dogs, Top Docs
America ’s premier canine competition is not just a beauty contest. Supporting elite athletes (and their owners) is a growing pack of massage and sports medicine specialists. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman and Brittainy Newman Tags: Dogs Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Veterinary Medicine Cornell University Massage your-feed-science Source Type: news

Popularity of pug-like dogs 'could be fuelling rise in canine fertility clinics'
Investigation links boom in flat-faced canines to rise in clinics, some of which advertise banned proceduresThe boom in popularity of flat-faced dogs such as pugs and French bulldogs may be fuelling a rise in canine fertility clinics, some of which advertise banned procedures, an investigation has found.Dogs with squashed faces, known as brachycephalic dogs, are often unable to breed or give birth naturally due to their extreme anatomy: the animals ’ small hips can make mating difficult, meaning breeders turn to artificial insemination, while they also mean caesarean sections are often necessary since the puppies hav...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Animal welfare Animals Dogs Veterinary medicine Pets Life and style World news Science Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Worry As Unregistered Vets Flood Harare
[New Zimbabwe] Veterinary surgeons have expressed worry over the proliferation of unregistered individuals now treating animals without any training and practising certificates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 4, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

With a protein 'delivery,' parasite can suppress its host's immune response
(University of Pennsylvania) The parasite Toxoplasma gondii need not infect a host immune cell to alter its behavior, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Catnip: What do we know about the feline drug?
Catnip is the most famous stimulant for cats. How does it work, why does it not affect all cats, and are there any catnip alternatives? We investigate. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

One of Dayton's largest companies adds to C-suite
One of the largest companies in Dayton is making changes to its executive leadership. Midmark Corp., a Miamisburg-based provider of medical, dental and veterinary healthcare equipment, has named Jon Dill its newest chief financial officer, effective Feb. 3. He will succeed Bob Morris, who plans to assist with the transition until his retirement at the end of March. Dill joins t he company with more than 30 years of experience in the finance industry. He most recently worked as the operating executive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Kenya: Sh92 Million Runs to Waste as Vaccine Expires
[Nation] Tax payers have lost Sh92 million after a new foot-and-mouth disease vaccine that had been manufactured by the veterinary agency expired following a tug-of-war between senior government officials and the corporation over a benchmarking trip. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gambia: Cabinet Discusses Revitalisation of Cooperatives, Regulation of Veterinary Services
[Foroyaa] President Adama barrow on Thursday 16th January 2020 presided over the second cabinet Session of 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Czech Republic reports first H5N8 bird flu case in three years
The Czech Republic has its first case of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in three years after an outbreak was reported on a poultry farm in the country's central region, the State Veterinary Administration said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: Veterinary Services Warns Against Lumpy Skin Disease
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Some cases of Lumpy Skin Disease have reportedly been recorded in some parts of the country, especially in the Central, Ghanzi and Ngamiland districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Thinking of a canine-companion? Bristol Vet School ’ s UK Dog Project needs you!
The University of Bristol ’ s Veterinary School has launched a first-of-its-kind large-scale study into the lives of dogs and their owners. The UK Dog Project will take the first in-depth look into UK dog ownership as an overall journey, from those first thinking of bringing a canine-companion into their home - right through to being well-seasoned dog-owners. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements; Press Release Source Type: news

Thinking of a canine companion? Bristol Vet School's UK Dog Project needs you!
The University of Bristol's Veterinary School has launched a first-of-its-kind large-scale study into the lives of dogs and their owners. The UK Dog Project will take the first in-depth look into UK dog ownership as an overall journey, from those first thinking of bringing a canine companion into their home - right through to being well-seasoned dog owners. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Ghana: Dedenu Health Alert - Veterinary Service Must Act Now!
[Ghanaian Times] THE Ghanaian Times yesterday reported of a looming animal health crisis at Dedenu, a farming community in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region which has killed over 30 cows in 10 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are some parrots selfless?
Recent experiments involving African gray parrots and blue-headed macaws suggest that some parrot species may be naturally kind and altruistic. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could probiotics benefit cats?
With the growing popularity of probiotics, some researchers are asking whether they might benefit felines. A recent, small-scale study investigates. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Technique allows dolphin pregnancy exams to mirror those in humans
(National Marine Mammal Foundation) In a groundbreaking study just published in Veterinary Radiology& Ultrasound, scientists have developed a new ultrasound technique for evaluating dolphin fetuses at all stages of gestation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bulgaria to cull another 40,000 pigs in new African swine fever outbreak
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Wednesday they would cull 39,656 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a farm in the northeast, the second industrial farm in the country to be hit by the virus in the last five days. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Want to Calm Your Anxious Pet With CBD? Some Products Are All Bark and No Bite: Study
Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. “You’d be astounded by the analysis we’ve seen of products on the shelf with virtually no CBD in them,” said Cornell University veterinary researcher Joseph Wakshlag, who studies therapeutic uses for the compound. “Or products with 2 milligrams per milliliter, when an effective concentration would be between 25 and 75 milligrams per milliliter. There a...
Source: TIME: Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Esch / AP Tags: Uncategorized animals onetime Source Type: news

Botswana: Department Vaccinates Cattle in High Risk Areas
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Efforts by Department of Veterinary Services to vaccinate cattle in areas prone to Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) in Ngamiland district are not yielding expected results as farmers fail to bring animals for vaccination in large numbers due to drought. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are scientists painting stripes on cows?
A group of scientists recently concluded that painting black and white stripes on cows might help protect them from biting insects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why are baby pandas so small? Study explores
Researchers have examined and compared panda skeletons with the skeletons of bears and other animals in an effort to answer an intriguing question. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Bulgaria to cull 24,000 pigs in African swine fever outbreak
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Friday they would cull 24,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a pig farm in the northeast of the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

TVC Announces New President in 2020: Carol Henry
The Veterinary Cooperative gets a new President in 2020, Carol Henry. Her vision will continue TVC’s successful history into its future.(PRWeb January 02, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/tvc_announces_new_president_in_2020_carol_henry/prweb16786170.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canine behaviour problems in Brazil: a review of 180 referral cases - Ramos D, Reche-Junior A, Henzel M, Mills DS.
BACKGROUND: Behavioural case loads may vary due to cultural differences, and so it is important to know how these differ with geography. METHODS: One hundred and eighty dog cases referred to a veterinary behaviourist in S ão Paulo (Brazil) during t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Impossible Burgers are LOADED with estrogen, claims researcher... but is it true?
(Natural News) Fast food chain Burger King has been widely promoting its new meatless “Impossible Whopper” as a “plant-based” alternative to traditional beef Whoppers. But Dr. James Stangle, a veterinary doctor, says that these 24-ingredient “artificial meat” patties are an estrogenic nightmare for the humans eating them. However, Dr. Stangle doesn’t link to any lab... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: For rats, empathy may be a survival strategy
Research in rats suggests that empathy may be an important element in the rodents ’ remarkable ability to survive in difficult environments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Educational video could improve the welfare of millions of broilers
The welfare of millions of broiler chickens could be improved thanks to an educational video to help farmers identify and encourage positive welfare in broilers. The video has been created following collaborative work by The Co-op, their chicken supplier, Two Sisters Food Group, and research partners the University of Bristol and FAI Farms. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Health Tip: 7 Ways to Keep Your Pet Healthy
-- For the 85 million families who own pets in the United States, your furry friends can feel like family. An important part of ownership is investing in your pet's health, says the American Veterinary Medical Association. The association mentions... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Texas A & M study reveals domestic horse breed has third-lowest genetic diversity
(Texas A&M University) A new study by Dr. Gus Cothran, professor emeritus at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine& Biomedical Sciences, has found that the Cleveland Bay horse breed has the third-lowest genetic variation level of domestic horses, ranking above only the notoriously inbred Friesian and Clydesdale breeds. This lack of genetic diversity puts the breed at risk for a variety of health conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 18, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

See you later, trotting alligators  – many crocodiles can gallop
Scientists believe galloping may have first emerged in crocs ’ ancient cat-sized ancestorsCrocodiles have never had a friendly reputation, but they may just have become even scarier. Veterinary scientists have discovered that a surprising number of species are capable of galloping when they reach their top speeds.Previously it was thought that only a couple of crocodile species were able to use this horse-like gait, but the latest observations show that the ability extends to eight different species. Alligators and caimans, by contrast, can manage only a trot.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Animal behaviour Biology Science Crocodiles Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Same-sex sexual behavior in animals: Do we have it all wrong?
For many years, researchers have made certain assumptions about same-sex sexual behaviors in animals — but what if their assumptions have been wrong? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Global warming may cause birds to shrink
New research has analyzed trends in migratory bird size over a 38-year period and discovered a decline that may result from global warming. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

'Invisible,' restricted horse racing therapy may leave a trail
(University of Pennsylvania) Shockwave therapy is used in both horses and humans to speed healing, but it can also mask pain. For the first time, researchers led by Mary Robinson and Jinwen Chen of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have identified several biomarkers of the treatment, the use of which is restricted in horse racing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Researchers find over 40 new species of fish in one lake
Researchers have found dozens of new fish species in just one African lake — a feat of diversity. The find also proves a key point in evolutionary biology. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Probiotics and prebiotics work differently in girls and boys according to piglet study
Baby boy's and girl's immune systems respond differently to prebiotics and probiotics, according to new research. The paper published in Frontiers in Immunology today [9 December] suggests that differences in male and female immunity begin much earlier than previously thought. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 9, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Only 'cat whisperers' can read felines' facial expressions
New research finds that most people are unable to read cats' facial expressions, apart from a small group of so-called cat whisperers. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Are most dolphins 'right-handed,' too?
After studying dolphins for 6 years, researchers have found that these mammals have a preference for their right sides, similar to human right-handedness. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Cats' faces hard to read, except for 'cat whisperers,' research finds
(University of Guelph) Women and those with veterinary experience were better at recognizing cats' expressions -- even those who reported no strong attachment to cats.The study involved more than 6,300 people from 85 countries.Most participants found the test challenging. Their average score was 12 out of 20 -- somewhat above chance. But 13 percent of participants performed well, correctly scoring 15 or better -- a group informally called 'the cat whisperers.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fixing bird wings with sheep bones
The current method of fixing broken bird bones is not ideal. A recent study investigates whether pins made of dog or sheep bone might be more effective. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Bayer selects Pharmaron as partner organization
Bayer and Pharmaron have entered into a global collaboration agreement to develop new molecular entities for veterinary medicines. Under the collaboration, Bayer will fully leverage Pharmaron's Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) service platform. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Farmers Feed ARVs to Livestock for Quick Returns
[New Zimbabwe] Lupane -Veterinary doctors across the country have made sensational claims that some farmers were feeding Anti Retroviral (ARVs) drugs and antibiotics to livestock especially chickens to make them grow faster. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How fast does a blue whale's heart beat?
Scientists have recorded a blue whale's heart rate for the first time. The findings may explain why no other animal has ever been larger than a blue whale. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Three Penn faculty named 2019 AAAS Fellows
(University of Pennsylvania) Three from Penn have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's newest class of Fellows: Carolyn Gibson of the School of Dental Medicine, Sampath Kannan of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Ellen Pur é of the School of Veterinary Medicine. They were recognized for their " scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simulating amino acid starvation may improve dengue vaccines
(Cornell University) In a new paper in Science Signaling, researchers at the University of Hyderabad in India and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine show that a plant-based compound called halofuginone improves the immune response to a potential vaccine against dengue virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2016-2017 NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System) Integrated Summary
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 11/22/2019. This 2016-2017 Integrated Summary is the first time the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) has included data on animal pathogens from a pilot study with the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). It is also the first time that NARMS has provided genomic information for Campylobacter and E. coli retail meat and food animal isolates. NARMS is a national public health surveillance system that monitors food-borne bacteria to determine if they are resistant to various ant...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New research finds better way of calculating dogs' real ages
A team of researchers says that it has found a more accurate way to calculate dogs' real age and to show how it compares with age in human years. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news