Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry
Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) WHO Source Type: news

Study using activity monitors to track cats' activity levels
Does your cat live indoors? Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School want to hear from indoor cat owners for a new study looking at cats' mobility levels using cat activity monitors. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Veterinary oncology experts meet in Germany
Veterinary oncology experts from Europe, Japan and the US meet in GermanyVeterinary oncology experts meet prior to the European Society of Veterinary Oncology Congress in Hofheim, GermanyThe collaboration between Boehringer Ingelheim and the Veterinary Oncology Advisory Board focuses on developing unparalleled therapeutic solutions for the veterinary community and establishing new standards of care (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Canada not doing enough to prevent disease from imported dogs
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says the federal government needs to update its rules for testing imported animals for communicable diseases, including brucellosis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Animal & Veterinary
Consumer articles from FDA about animal health and veterinary medicine. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exploring spider venom's dual attack
A study of spider venom looks deeper into its molecular makeup than ever before. The findings may lead to treatments for neurological conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Pneumonic Plague in a Dog and Potential Human Exposure Pneumonic Plague in a Dog and Potential Human Exposure
A case of pneumonic plague in a dog resulted in potential exposure of humans and other animals in a veterinary hospital.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Uganda: Minister, Official Clash Over Vaccination Fees
[Monitor] Rakai -State minister for Animal Husbandry Joy Kabatsi has clashed with Rakai District veterinary officer Erias Kizito Nsubuga over the livestock vaccination fees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Products seized from Calgary health store include banned drugs, veterinary medicine
Health Canada says it's tested two unauthorized products seized from a Chinese herbal shop in Calgary and found they contain prescription drugs that cannot be sold in Canada, that were unlisted on the product labels.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Attention, pet owners: Walmart will see your furry friend now
Retailer launching online pet pharmacy and in-store veterinary clinics as it looks to tap into a lucrative market (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heska Corporation Names Chief Financial Officer to Enhance Executive Team
LOVELAND, Colo., May 6, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA ; "Heska" or the "Company"), a provider of advanced veterinary diagnostic and specialty products, today announced the promotion o... Biopharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Veterinary, Personnel Heska, Core Companion Animal Health (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Creative Reactions: where science meets art
Around 100 scientists and artists will be exploring the relationships between science and art using sculptures, wood carvings, canvas, and digital art, as part of this year ’ s Creative Reactions Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Public engagement, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Centre for Applied Anatomy, Faculty of Health Sciences, Source Type: news

Zoetis Becomes First Human-Animal Bond Certified Company
Human-Animal Bond Research Institute and North American Veterinary Community jointly founded the certification last year.(PRWeb May 01, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/zoetis_becomes_first_human_animal_bond_certified_company/prweb16283550.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Liberia: FAO, MoA Discuss Isavet Research Reporting
[Observer] Authorities at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), stakeholders and partners have for the first time participated in a day-long interactive discussion on frontline In-service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) field research reporting workshop to address endemic emerging infectious and transboundary animal diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Chapter 6 - Veterinary Medicine
CPG Chapter 6 - Veterinary Medicine (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 27, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Aratana Therapeutics to be Acquired by Elanco Animal Health
Elanco announces formation of commercial team dedicated to veterinary specialty business LEAWOOD, Kan., April 26, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Aratana Therapeutics (NASDAQ: PETX), a pet therapeutics company focused on developing an... Biopharmaceuticals, Veterinary, Mergers & Acquisitions Aratana Therapeutics, Elanco Animal Health (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fast-growing Birmingham company expands footprint to two more states
Southern Veterinary Partners has acquired clinics in Kentucky and Maryland, bringing its reach to 12 states. The fast-growing Birmingham company, which in 2018 was named to the Inc. 5000 list, acquired Glade Valley Animal Hospital in Frederick, Maryland, and Lyndon Animal Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky.  With these additions, SVP now owns 79 animal hospitals from Texas to Maryland. “Our rapid growth from starting in one state in 2014 to in 12 states in less than five years is more than I could… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Maker of dog DNA test chases new goal: Trials of drugs for humans
With new funding from F-Prime Capital and 23andme, Embark Veterinary Inc. hopes to expand outside of the direct-to-consumer DNA testing market into work with drug developers. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news

Vetoquinol USA Launches Flexprofen(TM)
Generic carprofen chewable tablet developed to treat osteoarthritis symptoms in dogs FORT WORTH, Texas, April 23, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vetoquinol USA, a world-class developer of veterinarian-approved formulas for animal hea... Biopharmaceuticals, Veterinary, Generics, Product Launch Vetoquinol, Flexprofen, NSAID, carprofen (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breaking the Silence: Banfield responds to high suicide rate among vets
Veterinarians, it ’s safe to say, go into their profession for the love of animals. But with that compassion comes occupational hazards. They see dogs, cats and other beloved pets when they are sick, injured and in pain. While vets can often heal animals, or at least alleviate their suffering, delivering bad news to pet owners goes with the territory. Compassion fatigue is a real problem in veterinary medicine, the feeling they have nothing more to give. Cyber bullying from disgruntled pet owners… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Breaking the Silence: Banfield responds to high suicide rate among vets
Veterinarians, it ’s safe to say, go into their profession for the love of animals. But with that compassion comes occupational hazards. They see dogs, cats and other beloved pets when they are sick, injured and in pain. While vets can often heal animals, or at least alleviate their suffering, delivering bad news to pet owners goes with the territory. Compassion fatigue is a real problem in veterinary medicine, the feeling they have nothing more to give. Cyber bullying from disgruntled pet owners… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Arti-cell Forte stem cell-based veterinary product
Boehringer Ingelheim launches the first-ever registered stem cell-based veterinary medicineEuropean Commission has granted marketing authorisation for the first stem cell-based product in animal healthArti-Cell ® Forte is a unique ready-to-use solution for the treatment of equine lamenessThe partnership of Boehringer Ingelheim and GST proves its commitment to bring highly innovative therapeutics for horses to customers (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - April 7, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acid supplements, hypothyroidism could lower risk of T-zone lymphoma in dogs
(Morris Animal Foundation) Dogs that receive omega-3 fatty acid supplements or have hypothyroidism may be less likely to develop T-zone lymphoma (TZL). Those are two findings from Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University, who studied associations of environment and health history of the disease among golden retrievers. They published their results in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Launch of BVDzero scholarship for veterinary students
Boehringer Ingelheim launches BVDzero scholarship for veterinary students globallyBoehringer Ingelheim grants a total BVDzero scholarship of 10,000 euro to top 10 students worldwideThe company  aims to increase bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) awareness among veterinary studentsThis initiative is implemented in collaboration with the World Association for Buiatrics, as an incentive to participate in the World Buiatrics Congress 2020 in Madrid    (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - March 29, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Growing Birmingham company acquires three clinics
Southern Veterinary Partners continues to add clinics across the Southeast to its footprint. This month, the Birmingham-based veterinarian owned and operated regional network of animal hospitals acquired three animal hospitals, marking its 74th, 75th and 76th locations. It acquired Suburban Animal Hospital in Gainesville, Florida; North Texas Emergency Pet Clinic in Carrollton, Texas; an d Flower Mound Emergency Pet Clinic in Flower Mound, Texas. The company now has 16 veterinary hospitals in Florida… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

New angle of attack drives cellular HIV-reservoirs to self-destruction
(Cornell University) While current therapies for HIV can successfully manage active infection, the virus can survive in tissue reservoirs, including macrophage cells, and remain a persistent problem. Now, Dr. David Russell, William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and his research team have pinpointed a novel angle of attack that could selectively eradicate these viral reservoir cells while leaving healthy cells untouched. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Treat Your Dog's Pain and Lameness
What can you do if your dog shows signs of lameness or pain? And how can you prevent them? Here's what a veterinary expert recommends. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The USDA Forced Kittens to Become Cannibals for Research, Watchdog Report Says
A shocking watchdog report alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent $22.5 million conducting “unnecessary and unjustifiable” research that involved killing cats and forcing “kitten cannibalism,” among other unsavory practices. The report — from the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, which opposes animal testing by the government, and former USDA scientist Jim Keen — says a large chunk of this research relates to toxoplasmosis, an illness spread by exposure to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. As recently as 2015, the report says, the USDA purchased and killed cats and...
Source: TIME: Science - March 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

The USDA Forced Kittens to Become Cannibals for Research, Watchdog Report Says
A shocking watchdog report alleges that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent $22.5 million conducting “unnecessary and unjustifiable” research that involved killing cats and forcing “kitten cannibalism,” among other unsavory practices. The report — from the non-profit White Coat Waste Project, which opposes animal testing by the government, and former USDA scientist Jim Keen — says a large chunk of this research relates to toxoplasmosis, an illness spread by exposure to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. As recently as 2015, the report says, the USDA purchased and killed cats and...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet
End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TARA PARKER-POPE Tags: Dogs Cats Pets Veterinary Medicine Hospice Care Death and Dying Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Source Type: news

New peer-reviewed journal PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research announced
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Mary Ann Liebert Inc. publishers announces the launch of PHAGE: Therapy, Applications, and Research, the only peer-reviewed publication dedicated to the burgeoning field of bacteriophage research and its applications in medicine, agriculture, aquaculture, veterinary applications, animal production, food safety, and food production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wolves lead, dogs follow -- And both cooperate with humans
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The statement is a bold one, especially as wolves have received a lot of negative attention in recent years. A recent study conducted by behavioural researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna, however, shows that dogs and wolves both work equally well with humans, albeit in different ways. The allegedly unequal brothers are thus much more similar than often assumed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren ’t Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

Some Anti-Vaxxers Aren ’t Getting Their Pets Vaccinated. Here’s Why That’s So Dangerous
Dogs can’t get autism, and even if they could, vaccines couldn’t cause it. Period. But some anti-vaxxers are increasingly making the same unfounded claims about pets and vaccines they’ve been repeating about children and vaccines for the past 20 years: that vaccines are unnecessary, dangerous and that they can cause a form of (canine) autism, along with other diseases. Just as with kids, that may be driving down pet vaccination rates. And the movement, while niche, shows no sign of stopping; in some states in the U.S., anti-vax activists have recently agitated to make state laws about mandatory pet vaccin...
Source: TIME: Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

Pyrethroid intoxication: a rare case report and literature review - Akelma H, Kilic ET, Salik F, Bicak EA, Yektas A.
Synthetic pyrethroid cypermethrin is commonly used in agriculture, veterinary, and household insects management. It has been found to be a newer insectiside poisoning reported in Turkey. Acute severe poisoning of cypermethrin is a rare event. Here we repor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Pheromones and social status: Machos smell better
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Male house mice are territorial and scent-mark their territories with urine -- and dominant, territorial males have much greater reproductive success than other males. A study conducted by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna and published in Scientific Reports now shows that female mice display preferential olfactory attraction to the scent of dominant males, and that dominant males have higher pheromone production than subordinates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Norbrook Laboratories Limited Recalls Veterinary Products for Health Risk
Norbrook Laboratories Limited of Newry, Northern Ireland is recalling two lots of Enroflox ® 100 Injection (enrofloxacin), two lots of Noromectin ® Injection (ivermectin) and two lots of Ivermax ® 1% Injection (ivermectin) to the veterinarian/consumer level as a precautionary measure as product sterility cannot be assured. There is a concern that if the sterility of these products has been compromised, use of these products could result in introduction of infectious agents to the animal. This may result in the need for medical intervention(s) including, but not limited to the need for supportive care, antibioti...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 7, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

uBiome Appoints Dr. Aubrey Tauer, Veterinary Epidemiologist, to its...
The leader in microbial genomics appoints board-certified specialist in population medicine and public health to its board of scientific advisors.(PRWeb March 06, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/ubiome_appoints_dr_aubrey_tauer_veterinary_epidemiologist_to_its_scientific_advisory_board/prweb16144468.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Doctors Warn On Contaminated Meat, Milk
[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Veterinary Association (UVA) has said the meat and milk being sold on the Ugandan market could be highly contaminated with drug residue and toxicity, which puts people's lives at risk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 1, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An abundance of beneficial mutations
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Despite its key importance, the genetic architecture of adaptive processes remains largely unresolved. Now a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna, experimenting with fruit flies, has succeeded in solving at least a part of this puzzle. They were able to show that many genes can contribute to adaptation even though only some of them are actually being used (genetic redundancy). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental health experiences and service use among veterinary medical students - Karaffa K, Hancock T.
The mental health and wellness of veterinary students is an important contemporary focus of scholarship. Yet, to date, little empirical work has investigated mental health experiences and rates of mental health service use in large samples of veterinary st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why "bastard myrobalan" may be the next natural cure for antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(Natural News) Multi-drug resistant (MDR) bacteria are a real and present threat. This is why many scientists have focused their attention on finding novel treatments for infections caused by MDR bacteria. A study by researchers from the University of Peradeniya, the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, and the Veterinary Research Institute in Sri Lanka revealed a potential cure for these conditions.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boehringer Ingelheim partners with GNA Biosolutions
Boehringer Ingelheim and GNA Biosolutions partner on emergency veterinary diagnostics developmentProgramme could lead to new diagnostic solutions for African swine feverBoehringer Ingelheim demonstrates its focus on prevention and innovation yet again (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - February 22, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Reverse Engineering for SDGs
Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO Ms. Loreta Zdanovaite, Partnerships Officer, Division of Partnerships, FAOBy Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta ZdanovaiteROME, Feb 20 2019 (IPS)When young people from small towns and villages seek higher education they have to usually migrate to big cities leaving their local communities behind. On completion of their degree from the Universities, they generally prefer staying in cities, in search of a good job and a successful career. Though this is a standard practice, it is also a case of lost opportunities, especially for students who pursue high...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta Zdanovaite Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Water & Sa Source Type: news

Senior Lecturer in Basic Sciences
The Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the Royal Vetinary College in London is looking for a Senior Lecturer.The post is suitable for a research-focused academic with a basic science, biomedical, veterinary or medical degree. The successful applicant will have a proven track-record of REF-returnable publications and a funded research team working in an area that aligns with the College’s existing research strengths in Comparative Physiology and Medicine.The deadline for application is 25 February 2019. Find out more information and how to apply. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 19, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which people foods are safe for dogs?
Foods that are safe for people can often be harmful to dogs, while others are nutritious for dogs to eat in moderation. Here, learn which human foods dogs can eat and which not to feed them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Tanzania: Concern As Rabies Kills Over 10 People
[Daily News] SEVENTEEN people have died from rabies, while 1,050 were bitten by dogs between 2017 and 2018 in Rukwa Region. Rukwa Regional Principal Veterinary Officer, Dr Respich Maengo, told 'Daily News' that death incidents were reported in various districts in the region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Free access to research will help save horses and ponies
(Queensland University of Technology) Laminitis -- a complex, common and often devastating disease -- is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it, from QUT and other organizations, has been compiled and shared online by the Equine Veterinary Journal for vets and others to access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New therapy for aggressive blood cancer discovered
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna and Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Cancer Research have identified a new therapeutic strategy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. They found that the activity of the mutated oncogenic protein C/EBPα is dependent on MLL1 histone methyltransferase complex. Laboratory tests showed that functional perturbation of MLL1 complex led to death of AML cells with C/EBPα mutations. Inhibitor treatment released the differentiation block of cancer cells and restored normal maturation of blood cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Unam Vet School Undergoes Accreditation Audit
[New Era] Windhoek -The Veterinary Council of Namibia is expected to conduct an audit towards the end of this year to determine whether the University of Namibia's School of Veterinary has complied with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) requirements as well as Namibian health legislation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news