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Party discipline for jumping genes
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Jumping genes, transposons, are part of the genome of most organisms, aggregated into families and can damage the genome by jumping. How hosts suppress the jumping is well investigated. Why they still can jump has hardly been understood so far. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated for the first time in all transposons of the host organism, which properties and host environments facilitate jumping. They showed that family affiliation is more important than position. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People With Sick Pets Have More Anxiety and Depression
More than 90% of pet owners think of their dog or cat as a member of their family, according to a 2015 Harris Poll. While that close bond makes pets a boon to human happiness—and even, in many cases, to mental health—it can also come with a downside. New research suggests that when people care for ill pets, they have more depression, anxiety and caregiving distress: symptoms that are similar to how people report feeling when caring for sick relatives, the study authors say. In the new study, published in the journal Veterinary Record, researchers surveyed 238 owners of dogs or cats. Half of the animals were he...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Anxiety caregiving Depression Mental Health/Psychology Pets Research Stress Source Type: news

Welfare of zoo animals set to improve
(University of Surrey) The wellbeing of zoological animals is set to improve following the successful trial of a new welfare assessment grid, a new study in the journal Veterinary Record reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wolves understand cause and effect better than dogs
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) A rattle will only make noise if you shake it. Animals like the wolf also understand such connections and are better at this than their domesticated descendants. Researchers at the Wolf Science Center of the Vetmeduni Vienna say that wolves have a better causal understanding than dogs and that they follow human-given communicative cues equally well. The study in Scientific Reports provides insight that the process of domestication can also affect an animal's causal understanding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 1 in the Triad
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Virginia-based Mars on Sept. 12 announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has one location in the Memphis-area and five across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA in a deal valued at $9.1… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 1 in Memphis-area
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Virginia-based Mars on Sept. 12 announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has one location in the Memphis-area and five across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA in a deal valued at $9.1… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 15 in Houston area
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Virginia-based Mars on Sept. 12 announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has 15 locations in the Houston area and 54 across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (Nasdaq: WOOF) in a deal valued… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including 15 in Houston area
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Virginia-based Mars on Sept. 12 announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has 15 locations in the Houston area and 54 across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (Nasdaq: WOOF) in a deal valued… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Trio of KC animal hospitals (and 797 others) sell for $9.1B
Three Kansas City-area animal hospitals are now part of a very sweet conglomerate. Mars Inc., based in McLean, Va., announced Tuesday its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. Mars, one of the nation's largest priva tely held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. The acquisition was first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Trio of KC animal hospitals (and 797 others) sell for $9.1B
Three Kansas City-area animal hospitals are now part of a very sweet conglomerate. Mars Inc., based in McLean, Va., announced Tuesday its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company, and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. Mars, one of the nation's largest priv ately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. The acquisition was first… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including handful in Central Texas
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has six locations in Austin and 54 across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (Nasdaq: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Candy conglomerate Mars buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B, including handful in Central Texas
Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the United States and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has six locations in Austin and 54 across the state. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (Nasdaq: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Why Mars Inc. bought 800 animal hospitals
McLean, Va.-based Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. With that in mind, Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has roughly two dozen hospitals and clinic s in North Texas. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Why Mars Inc. bought 800 animal hospitals
McLean, Va.-based Mars Inc., like rival Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. With that in mind, Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has roughly two dozen hospitals and clinic s in North Texas. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Mars Inc. buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B
McLean-based Mars Inc., like rival and soon-to-be Rosslyn-based Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. With that in mind, Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. VCA has roughly two dozen hospitals and clinic s in North Texas. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately held companies, paid $93 per share… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Mars Inc. buys 800 animal hospitals from L.A.-based VCA for $9.1B
McLean, Virginia-based Mars Inc., like rival and soon-to-be Rosslyn, Virginia-based Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. With that in mind, Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy daycare and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately he ld companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Mars Inc. buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B
McLean-based Mars Inc. is so much more than candy. With that in mind, Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately h eld companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. The acquisition was first announced in January and Mars received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Mars Inc. buys 800 animal hospitals for $9.1B
McLean-based Mars Inc., like rival and soon-to-be Rosslyn-based Nestle USA, is so much more than candy. With that in mind, Mars on Tuesday announced its successful acquisition of VCA Inc. and its 800 small veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, its animal diagnostic imaging company and its doggy day care and overnight camp franchise, Camp Bow Wow. Mars, one of the nation's largest privately h eld companies, paid $93 per share for VCA (NASDAQ: WOOF) in a deal valued at $9.1 billion. The acquisition… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Michael Neibauer Source Type: news

Why You Should Think Twice About Playing With Puppies in a Pet Store
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health Tags: Uncategorized animals campylobacter campylobacter outbreak Dog Dogs health risks pet diseases pet store outbreak Petland Pets public health puppies puppy puppy outbreak Source Type: news

Huge increase in badger culling will see up to 33,500 animals shot
Ministers say culls are vital for cutting TB infections in cattle but scientists say there is little evidence to support the policyUp to 33,500 badgers will be shot this autumn in an attempt to control tuberculosis in cattle, a huge rise from the10,000 killed in 2016.Thegovernment has announced that 11 new badger cull areas have been licensed, adding to the 10 already in place. Devon now has six badger culls under way, with Somerset and Wiltshire having three each, with others in Cheshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Badgers Farming Wildlife UK news Animals Environment Science Veterinary medicine Agriculture Source Type: news

Floods, Hurricanes, Droughts … When Climate Sets the Agenda
A group of women in Mogadishu, Somalia, after leaving Toro-Toro, 100 kilometres away, because of a lack of water and food. Credit: OCHABy Baher KamalROME, Sep 11 2017 (IPS)When officials and experts from all over the world started the first-ever environmental summit hosted by China, they were already aware that climate and weather-related disasters were already seriously beginning to set the international agenda – unprecedented floods in South Asia, strongest ever hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and catastrophic droughts striking the Horn of Africa, among the most impacting recent events. In fact, Ordos, China has been t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Africa Aid Combating Desertification and Drought Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A-MUD: A method for automatically detecting mouse song
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Mice produce a remarkable repertoire of vocalizations across five octaves, which they emit during mating and other contexts. Analyses of mice song can provide important information about their social behavior and for research into neuropsychiatric disorders. But their songs are in the ultrasonic range and inaudible for humans. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna and the Acoustics Research Institute now developed a freely available method to automatically detect mouse vocalizations instead of manually. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Animal welfare: Potential new indicator of chronic stress in horses
(CNRS) Cortisol is generally considered to be a stress hormone because its levels rise during episodes of acute stress. Yet its relationship to chronic stress is less clear. Researchers from the CNRS, Inserm, the universities of Rennes 1 and Caen, in collaboration with the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, have linked lower cortisol levels to states of chronically poor welfare in adult horses observed under their usual living conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Foot and Mouth Disease Outbreak
[Govt of SA] On 21 August 2017, three cattle with lesions suspect for Foot and mouth disease (FMD) were detected during the weekly routine inspection at a diptank in the Giyani Local Municipality. The cattle were clinically inspected by thorough inspection of the inside of the mouth, tongue and throat (mouthing) performed by the Animal Health Technician, as the animals showed profuse salivation. Samples were collected and sent for testing at Onderstepoort Veterinary Research (OVR). The three cattle from one owner were (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dechra sales boosted by acquisitions and new drugs
UK veterinary specialist sees 28% year-on-year revenue growth (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nation ’s Largest Veterinary Cooperative TVC Celebrates 5th Anniversary
The Veterinary Cooperative in just 5 short years has grown to 2,600 clinics and over 100 vendor programs allowing our owners to serve the pet owning community with over $2.5 billion in collective...(PRWeb September 04, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14620841.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How are antimicrobials used around the world in food-producing animals?
A new study led by academics at the Bristol Veterinary School has reviewed the literature on the use of antimicrobials (AM) in livestock practice together with the views of stakeholders. The study found that although there are some barriers to change, there is a clear awareness of the issue among the livestock sectors and a willingness to modify AM use. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

USDA grants MU $460,000 to develop immunizations for tick-borne disease
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Anaplasmosis is an infectious blood disease in cattle caused by certain bacteria transmitted by ticks worldwide. The US Department of Agriculture recently awarded $460,000 to Bill Stich, professor of parasitology in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, to study a new approach to interfering with this pathogen in the tick vector. Building on existing research, he and his team are working to develop immunizations with extracts from tick tissues to fight the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An island getaway: Why some Listeria strains survive good food hygiene standards
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna have now shown that certain Listeria strains -- figuratively speaking -- take refuge on an island. An 'islet' of two genes located in one area of the genome increases the bacteria's survival under alkaline and oxidative stress conditions. The researchers were able to identify the two genes as a functional unit termed a 'stress survival islet'. Understanding this genetic 'lifesaver' can help develop new strategies for food safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 30, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Corridor execs look to future of women in animal health
Executives from the animal health corridor ’s largest companies gathered Sunday to discuss how to bolster female representation in the industry. Although an overwhelming number — more than 80 percent — of veterinary students are female, few are found in the boardrooms of the top global animal health companies. Leaders from Boeringer I ngelhiem Vetmedica Inc., Bayer Animal Health, Ceva Animal Health and others discussed the future of the industry and the role women will play. Where do you see… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Animal Clinical Investigation-Research and Development Resource for Veterinary Treatments
Animal Clinical Investigation (ACI) helps in the development of novel treatments for companion animals by providing a channel of communication between pharmaceutical / biotechnology companies and veterinarians. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Veterinary Growth Partners Selects MediVet Biologics as Preferred...
Stem Cell and other innovative biologic pet treatments now available medically to broad base of progressive veterinarians.(PRWeb August 24, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14629431.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wells Fargo creates health care-focused business banking group in Houston
Wells Fargo Business Banking, part of Wells Fargo& Co. (NYSE: WFC), has established a new group focused on health care in Houston. Darrell McCorquodale, a 17-year industry veteran, is leading the group. Combined, the team has more than 50 years of health care experience, according to a press release. The group serves health care practices such as physician, dental and veterinary, as well as other related industries, includin g medical and diagnostic laboratories, surgery centers, emergency and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 23, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

Tick-borne disease research receives global boost
(University of Liverpool) A unique scientific resource for the study of ticks and tick-borne diseases has moved to the University of Liverpool with exciting plans for international expansion.The Tick Cell Biobank houses the world's largest collection of tick cell lines of medical and veterinary importance and enables scientists to carry out vital research into tick-borne diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 23, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Comparing food allergies: Animals and humans may have more in common than you think
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Not only people, but mammals like cats, dogs and horses suffer from symptoms and problems of food intolerance and allergies. The Messerli Research Institute of Vetmeduni and Meduni Vienna, now condensed the knowledge about human and animal food allergies and intolerance into a new European position paper. It highlights the strong similarities in symptoms and triggers of adverse food reactions and stresses the need for more comparative studies on mechanisms and diagnosis of food intolerance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 18, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Study: New infrared imaging technique could help detect heart attack, stroke risk A new near-infrared diagnostic technique could help improve early detection for patients at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to a new ...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Portable x-ray company MinXray wins $100m DoD contract
Portable X-ray company MinXray has been awarded a maximum $100 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract from the US Department of Defense, according to a release published yesterday. Northbrook, Ill.-based MinXray produces portable x-ray and digital imaging systems for use in medical, veterinary and military field operations, according to the company’s website. The 5-year contract was awarded for the supply of radiology systems and training, and contains an additional 5-year option period. A total of 27 applications for hte contract were received, according to the DoD. Through th...
Source: Mass Device - August 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blog MinXray Source Type: news

Drug resistance in an intestinal parasite of piglets confirmed for the first time
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Cystoisospora suis causes diarrhea especially in newborn piglets and spreads quickly across farms. European farmers preventively use toltrazuril to control parasite development. In contrast to congeneric chicken parasites, no resistance to toltrazuril was described in pig parasites until recently. Researchers of Vetmeduni Vienna now confirmed ineffectivness of toltrazuril against a Dutch isolate. Although the resistance develops slowly, monitoring should be intensified due to the lack of alternative treatment options and hygiene measures should be increased. (Source: EurekAlert...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 18, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Paper: Clinical signs best predictors of mortality in critically ill calves
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Clinical signs such as gastrointestinal problems may be better predictors of mortality in neonatal calves with diarrhea than blood pH levels and other laboratory findings, suggests a new study co-written by University of Illinois veterinary medicine dean Peter Constable; Florian M. Trefz and Annette Lorch, both of the Center of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; and Ingrid Lorenz, of the Bavarian Animal Health Service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dr Christopher Sherwin, 1962-2017
Dr Christopher Sherwin, Senior Research Fellow at Bristol Veterinary School before his retirement in 2012, died on 18 July. His colleague Mike Mendl offers a tribute. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Vet Dept Struggles to Contain Foot and Mouth
[The Herald] The Department of Livestock and Veterinary Services is experiencing challenges in vaccinating cattle for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) due to shortage of vac- cines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Gene editing brings pig organ transplant closer
Conclusion This promising research shows that it can be possible to use gene editing techniques to eliminate retroviruses from pigs, removing one of the potential barriers to using genetically modified pigs as organ donors for humans. There are a few points to note. As the researchers say, though they have shown that pig retroviruses can be passed onto human cells in the laboratory, we don't know what the effects would be in real life. We don't know whether pig retroviruses would be transferred to humans and whether they could cause cancers or immunodeficiency illnesses, for example. The research is at an early stage. The ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Genetics/stem cells Source Type: news

Oncura Partners shareholders sue Analogic over claimed fraudulent acquisition scheme
Former Oncura Partners owners are seeking more than $24 million in a suit against Analogic (NSDQ:ALOG), claiming it engaged in a fraudulent scheme to avoid paying for Oncura after agreeing to acquire it in January 2016. In the suit, filed July 31, Oncura owners claim that Analogic agreed to pay for their shares in the business over a 4-year period, based on revenue targets, but immediately began to dismantle the company and terminated its sales force to avoid paying. Oncura is a veterinary technology company that offered veterinary ultrasounds systems and teleradiology services. Analogic produced the veterinary ultras...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Legal News Mergers & Acquisitions Ultrasound Analogic Source Type: news

Interventions Aimed at Reducing Antimicrobial Usage and Resistance in Production Animals in Denmark
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Health and Medicine Division. 07/31/2017 This discussion paper provides a brief history of antimicrobial usage and interventions from 1950 to the present. It discusses how the Danish Veterinary Medicines Statistic Program (VetStat) was established in 2010, and contains data on all purchased and prescribed veterinary medicines. It details Human health implications of the increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents, and measures to reduce the usage of critically important antimicrobials for human medicine in food-producing animals. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Res...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Former Patterson CEO Scott Anderson's compensation tumbles
Scott Anderson, the former CEO of Patterson Cos. Inc., received roughly $3.1 million in his last year on the job. While Anderson stepped down before the end of the fiscal year — which likely accounted for some of the $2.56 million dip in his compensation — all other named executives reported compensation decreases as well, according to a recently filed disclosure. After seven years as CEO of the Mendota-Heights-based dental and veterinary supply distributor, Anderson announced he was stepping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 4, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patrick Rehkamp Source Type: news

Seasonal effects: 'Winter foals' are smaller than foals born in summer
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Although seasonal effects such as reduced metabolic activity in winter are known even in domesticated horse breeds, effects on pregnant mares and their foals have not been investigated. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna now demonstrated that seasonal changes have a strong influence on pregnancy and fetal development. Foals born early in the year are smaller than those born at a later time and these differences persist to at least 12 weeks after birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Collaboration between pet owners and researchers helps children and dogs with rare epilepsy
(University of Surrey) New hope is being given to children who suffer from a rare and severe form of epilepsy, thanks to unique research carried out by the University of Surrey's School of Veterinary Medicine and Fitzpatrick Referrals in Surrey. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estrogen regulates pathological changes of bones via bone lining cells
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The female sex hormone estrogen plays an important role in the structural stability of bones. To date, however, it had been unclear exactly which cells were involved in the hormone's protective function. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna showed for the first time that estrogen uses bone lining cells to regulate the expression of the protein RANKL. Estrogen deficiency leads to uncontrolled expression of RANKL, which can trigger pathological changes in the bones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Farmers in Kabbe Urged to Avoid Moving Livestock Due to FMD
[New Era] Windhoek -The Zambezi Regional Governor Lawrence Sampofu says farmers at Musele Island must avoid transporting their livestock to other areas "until the FMD situation is contained". The restrictions are due to the recent outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Kabbe South Constituency, which the chief veterinary officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Dr Adrianatus Maseke, announced last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

North American Veterinary Heart Center Sets the Global Standard for...
Renowned Cardiologist and Cardiac Surgeon Dr. Augusta Pelosi Leads World-Class Cardiac Care Team(PRWeb July 26, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/07/prweb14542033.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 26, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news