"If you don't see the dog, what can you do?" Using procedures to negotiate the risk of dog bites in occupational contexts - Owczarczak-Garstecka SC, Christley RM, Watkins F, Yang H, Westgarth C.
This study aimed to explore how workers negotiate the risk of dog bites in daily interactions with dogs and the role of procedures in workplace s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

UK ‘ meat tax ’ would cost economy almost £ 250 million a year
A 'meat tax' would cost the UK £ 242 million a year according to a new study, adding a surprising economic rationale to the National Food Strategy's dismissal of the idea on political grounds. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news

New system for tracking macaws emphasizes species' conservation needs
(Texas A&M University) New data on macaw movements gathered by the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine& Biomedical Sciences' (CVMBS) The Macaw Society has the potential to greatly improve conservation strategies for the scarlet macaw, as well as similar species of large parrots. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Suicide warning signs and what to do - Moutier C, Mortali MG.
Suicide is a serious public health problem, the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Among veterinary professionals, the suicide rate has been shown to be significantly higher than in the general population. A complex health outcome, suicide i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Should planes be more like birds?
Would planes be better if they were more like birds? Engineers from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have been studying our feathered-friends to answer this very question, the answer to which will be revealed at the Royal Society Summer Science 2021. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 7, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, International, Public engagement, Postgraduate, Research; Press Release Source Type: news

With Hitachi deal done, Fujifilm sets sights on healthcare growth
Fresh off its acquisition of Hitachi's medical imaging business, Japanese industria...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm launches imaging integration platform for endoscopy suite Fujifilm rolls out new x-ray, fluoroscopy system Fujifilm, Candelis partner to manage imaging workflow Fujifilm launches veterinary x-ray room MaxQ AI, Fujifilm ink Accipio distribution deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AAFP releases updated feline senior care guidelines to the veterinary community
(SAGE) The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) has released the updated 2021 AAFP Feline Senior Care Guidelines to be published in the July issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. This update provides emerging advances in feline medicine with respect to the aging cat. The Task Force of experts provides a thorough current review in feline medicine that emphasizes the individual senior patient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Former congressman joins Cincinnati startup looking to develop universal flu vaccine
A former Republican Congressman with a background in veterinary medicine has joined the ranks of a Cincinnati biopharma startup looking to develop a universal flu vaccine as it company moves toward market entry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Former congressman joins Cincinnati startup looking to develop universal flu vaccine
A former Republican Congressman with a background in veterinary medicine has joined the ranks of a Cincinnati biopharma startup looking to develop a universal flu vaccine as it company moves toward market entry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

2021 ABCD Young Scientist Award feline health
2021 Young Scientist Award winners announcedYoung veterinary researchers Julia Klaus and Dr Yasmin Parr receive award for their outstanding work into feline SARS-CoV-2 infections and feline leukaemia virus, respectivelyBoehringer Ingelheim has been sponsoring the award since 2008 to help foster talent development in the feline health research communityAward represents important collaboration between Boehringer Ingelheim and the Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - June 28, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Application of postbiotics science and technology
(Bentham Science Publishers) The scientific literature confirms that a large part of the molecular mechanism of probiotics is related to their derived postbiotics. These biomolecules, due to their unique pharmacokinetic properties, could be used, in their pure form and with high performance in veterinary, medical, and food practice to improve animal growth rate and health status, prevent and/or treat some acute/chronic diseases, and develop functional foods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Fujifilm rolls out new x-ray, fluoroscopy system
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has debuted its radiography and fluoroscopy syste...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fujifilm, Candelis partner to manage imaging workflow Fujifilm launches veterinary x-ray room MaxQ AI, Fujifilm ink Accipio distribution deal Fujifilm debuts new surgical, fluoroscopy systems Fujifilm, Volpara expand breast screening partnership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Namibia: Namibians Gobble Up Ivermectin As Covid Cases Soar
[Namibian] AGRICULTURAL retail giant Agra says it has been flooded with customers rushing to buy the veterinary medicine ivermectin supposedly to treat Covid-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GW4 takes a world leading One Health approach to tackling the antimicrobial resistance pandemic
The GW4 Alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities – GW4) formally launched their new ‘ One Health ’ antimicrobial resistance research consortium this week [Wednesday 16 June]. The World Health Organisation cites antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the most significant risks facing the world. AMR threatens global health and development as it impacts on human, animal and plant health and also our environment, water safety and food security. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Schoo Source Type: news

‘Flying Treats’: Can Dogs and Cats Snack Safely on Cicadas?
Jittery pet owners are asking vets, animal poison control centers and Twitter. Read on for answers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jan Hoffman Tags: your-feed-science Dogs Cats Cicadas (Insects) Content Type: Service Pets Veterinary Medicine Source Type: news

Freeze branding: a novel injurious mechanism for humans - Mitchell TA, Schroder TA, McGovern KP, Cancio LC.
Freeze branding was first performed in 1966 to identify animals for agricultural purposes, and remains relevant today in veterinary medicine. In contrast, human branding for aesthetics, punishment, identification, and purported medicinal benefits is standa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Torigen Pharmaceuticals Signs First Distribution Agreement with Victor...
Agreement will increase Torigen’s channel partnerships bringing the company’s autologous pet cancer vaccine to west coast veterinary clinics(PRWeb June 09, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/torigen_pharmaceuticals_signs_first_distribution_agreement_with_victor_medical_company/prweb17992634.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Zambezi Region's Kasenu Village Hit By Foot and Mouth Disease
[Namibia Economist] The Directorate of Veterinary Services under the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform on Monday in a statement announced the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) at the Kasenu Village in the Kasika area of the Zambezi region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientific evidence that informed UK Government ’ s response to COVID-19 including first lockdown is published in Royal Society Special Theme issue
Scientific evidence that was used to inform the UK government ’ s key policies impacting millions of people during the first wave of COVID-19 including the rule of six and the first national stay-at-home order is published today [31 May] in the journal of the Royal Society. The Special Theme issue is compiled and guest edited by SPI-M scientists including infectious disease modellers Drs Ellen Brooks Pollock and Leon Danon at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 31, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientific evidence that informed UK Government ’ s response to COVID-19
Scientific evidence that was used to inform the UK government ’ s key policies impacting millions of people during the first wave of COVID-19 including the rule of six and the first national stay-at-home order is published today [31 May] in the journal of the Royal Society. The Special Theme issue is compiled and guest edited by SPI-M scientists including infectious disease modellers Drs Ellen Brooks Pollock and Leon Danon at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 31, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Institutes, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineerin Source Type: news

Boston veterinary telemedicine startup grows with merger
BetterVet, which offers veterinary care through appointments on its app or in-home visits, is planning to expand to Pittsburgh and Florida. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kennedy Rose Source Type: news

Why Our Best Defence Against Future Pandemics is Data
Scientists in Thailand work to combat zoonotic diseases at their source. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates “intimate” linkages between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems, as zoonotic diseases spread between animals and people, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief said February 21. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) via UN NewsBy Andy PetersEDINBURGH, Scotland, May 24 2021 (IPS) Although the World Health Organization’s (WHO) mission to discover its origins has proven inconclusive, the Covid-19 pandemic has nonetheless clearly highlighted the need for better care, atten...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Andy Peters Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Dogs can better detect Covid in humans than lateral flow tests, finds study
French trial shows dogs were able to detect presence of coronavirus with 97% accuracyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDogs are better at detecting Covid-19 in humans than many fast lateral flow tests (LFTs), according to aFrench study which could see canines more widely deployed for mass virus screening in crowded places including airports.The trial, conducted in March and April by France ’s national veterinary school and the clinical research unit of Paris’s Necker-Cochin hospital, showed dogs were able to detect the presence of the virus with 97% accuracy.Continue reading... (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Tags: Dogs Coronavirus France Animals Science World news Infectious diseases Medical research Europe Source Type: news

Chinese military tied to Pentagon-funded virus research center that manufactures biological weapons
(Natural News) A close examination of Chinese-language documents and scientific publications has revealed that the Pentagon and the Chinese military have been working together to develop biological weapons such as the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). The Military Veterinary Research Institute and the Institute of Zoonotic Diseases in Changchun, Jilin Province, China, led by People’s Liberation Army... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bharat Biotech ’s plant in Karnataka to produce its first batch of Covaxin next month
The Hyderabad-based vaccine and bio-therapeutics firm has repurposed its veterinary vaccine plant at Malur industrial area near Bengaluru to produce Covaxin. The Union government had announced a support of Rs 65 crore for this plant to accelerate production of indigenous Covid-19 vaccines. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - May 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

One Health Approach Key to Tackling Africa ’s Challenges
COVID-19 has shown that we need to act fast as changes at the interface of humans, livestock and wildlife are driving increased risk of emerging disease threats across the globe. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Olanike AdeyemoIBADAN, Nigeria, May 11 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that global health challenges cannot be solved only by health sector interventions. Many of the recent epidemics — Ebola, Zika and even Covid-19 — are emerging infectious diseases transmissible from wildlife species. In addition, other global health challenges greatly impact people, livestock, wildlife and agri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Olanike Adeyemo Tags: Africa Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation receives $100K from Merck Animal Health for animal cancer studies
(Morris Animal Foundation) Merck Animal Health, a research-driven pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of veterinary medicines, products and services, has donated $100,000 to Morris Animal Foundation to support animal cancer research. The gift also will be used as a match for Stop Cancer Furever, the Foundation's annual cancer awareness and fundraising campaign supporting research that advances the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in companion animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alarm at rise in seizures of illegal veterinary drugs at UK borders
Hormones, steroids and antibiotics intended for use on dogs, horses, pigeons and farm animals intercepted by officialsThe government has been urged to open an investigation into illegal imports of veterinary drugs, after the number seized at the UK border increased dramatically last year.The Veterinary Medicines Directorate, the executive agency that regulates animal drugs,seized morethan 40 different illegal medicines in the year to March 2021, compared with just one in 2019, one in 2018 and three in 2017.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robyn Vinter Tags: Animals Antibiotics Veterinary medicine Environment Science UK news Society Source Type: news

Improving the way vets care for animals and people
(University of Arizona) UArizona veterinary medicine associate professor Ryane Englar says that improving human interactions can also improve animal care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving the QOL for cats with renal disorders using drugs with minimal adverse reactions
(Japan Science and Technology Agency) To treat renal anemia for cats, veterinary medicine has only had an option of using erythropoietin (human EPO), that causes side effects. Kaneka Co. successfully developed feline (cat) erythropoietin (fEPO) with feline-derived amino acid sequences using transgenic chicken production technology based on the research results of Professor Shinji Iijima under JST's A-STEP program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patterson subsidiary to buy Nebraska-based veterinary distributor
The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of Patterson's 2022 fiscal year, which begins in late April. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Carrigan Miller Source Type: news

Blood transfusions in cats: A precious resource requiring a considered approach
(SAGE) Blood transfusions are a common procedure in medical practice in which donated blood is used to replace blood lost to injury or surgery or to treat serious medical conditions. The procedure is not performed as routinely in the treatment of pet cats - but, as in people, can be lifesaving. The availability of donors has been a limitation in primary care veterinary practice, but with the growth of blood banks providing greater access to feline blood, the procedure is likely to become more commonplace. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study uncovers human-to-cat transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19
(Wiley) New research provides evidence that people have transmitted SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to cats during the pandemic in the UK. The study, which is published in Veterinary Record, detected the virus last year in cats that developed mild or severe respiratory disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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