Ghana: Ghana Targets 'Zero Human Rabies' By 2030
[Ghanaian Times] Ghana would be able to achieve "Zero human rabies deaths by 2030" through mass dog vaccinations, targeting coverage of 70 per cent and above annually, the Head of Veterinary Epidemiology, Dr Yaw Fenteng Danso, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Why Animals Are Less Vulnerable Than Humans to BA.5 and Omicron
For more than two years, COVID-19 has had its way with humanity. But humans are not the only victims of the virus. The disease, which leading theories still indicate spilled over from animals to humans in a Wuhan, China seafood wholesale market, has now infected pets and animals from farms, laboratories, and zoos. It has also found its way into the wild, infecting many non-domesticated species. COVID-19 now appears to be widespread throughout the animal kingdom, according to a recent study in the journal Scientific Data that provides the first global case count of COVID-19 cases in animals. But there’s good news: ot...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Piedmont Animal Health sold to UK company Dechra Pharmaceuticals for $210 million in cash
Piedmont Animal Health, a Greensboro veterinary pharmaceutical company known for its soft-chew therapeutics, will be sold to Dechra Pharmaceuticals, a publicly traded veterinary pharmaceutical company based in England, for $210 million in cash. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 1, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Lillian Johnson Source Type: news

A suicide attempt by intramuscular injection of pentobarbital sodium into rectus abdominis suggested by computed tomography - Nakayama R, Sato H, Yama N, Ogura K, Kyan R, Hanazawa T, Yoshizawa T, Miyamoto M, Kamijo Y, Mizuno H, Inamura H, Harada K, Uemura S, Narimatsu E.
Suicide attempts in humans due to injections of the veterinary drug pentobarbital sodium have been rarely reported. Herein, we present a case of a suicide attempt by intramuscular injection of pentobarbital sodium into the rectus abdominis muscle, which wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Why It ’ s Way Harder to Get Tested for Monkeypox Than It Should Be
In June, when it became clear that the U.S. monkeypox outbreak that had begun a month before was not going to just peter out, federal officials met the outbreak with confidence. The pool of at-risk people seemed to be relatively shallow—mostly limited to men who had sex with other men, anyone who had other close contact with a confirmed or suspected case, and anyone who had recently traveled to a country where monkeypox was known to be circulating. A testing infrastructure for monkeypox was already in place through the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Laboratory Response Network (LRN), a ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Feeding dogs raw meat associated with increased presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
New research has revealed an association between the feeding of raw meat to pet dogs and the presence of bacteria resistant to critically important antibiotics. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Study identifies potential welfare concerns for privately kept snakes
New University of Bristol-led research has highlighted several potential welfare concerns relating to how snakes are kept in private homes including issues with enclosure size, temperature and humidity. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 15, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Humpback Whales Learn Songs From Others Humpback Whales Learn Songs From Others
Humpback whales can learn complex songs from other whale populations in a rare cross-cultural exchange, according to researchers at the University of Queensland ' s School of Veterinary Science.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Ghana: Avoid Monkeypox By Adhering to COVID-19 Safety Protocols - Dr Sasu
[Ghanaian Times] The Risk Communications Officer of the Ghana Veterinary Services Directorate, Dr Benjamin KissiSasu, says the COVID-19 preventive protocol of hand hygiene, social distancing and mask wearing were useful to keep Monkeypox at bay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Infectivity of airborne SARS-CoV-2 could decrease by 90% within 20 minutes of exhalation, new laboratory study finds
The SARS-CoV-2 virus can lose 90% of infectivity when in aerosol particles within 20 minutes, according to new University of Bristol findings. The study, published in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is the first to investigate the decrease in infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosol particles over periods from seconds to a few minutes. The aim of the study was to explore the process that could change viral infectivity over short timescales following exhalation. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 27, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Mol Source Type: news

Boom in UK dog fertility clinics raises welfare and ethics concerns
Experts worry about financial incentives for unnatural breeding methods without regulationCanine fertility clinics have boomed in the UK during the pandemic, experts have revealed, as calls grow for greater oversight of the industry.The clinics offer services ranging from artificial insemination to ultrasound scanning, semen analysis, progesterone testing and in some cases caesarean sections.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Veterinary medicine Dogs Pets Animals Life and style UK news Science Source Type: news

Beleaguered beagle facility closes under government pressure. Fate of 3000 dogs unclear
Some content has been removed for formatting reasons. Please view the original article for the best reading experience. Facing growing financial and legal hurdles, a company that owns a troubled research beagle breeding facility in Cumberland, Virginia, said last night it will shutter the establishment, which until recently supplied dogs to universities, major drugmakers, and the National Institutes of Health. Because of the growing cost of bringing the complex of several large buildings into compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), “We have decided we will not be investing further in this facility, and ...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Beleaguered beagle facility to close; fate of 3000 dogs bred for research unclear
Facing growing financial and legal hurdles, a company that owns a troubled research beagle breeding facility in Cumberland, Virginia, said last night it will shutter the establishment, which until recently supplied dogs to universities, major drugmakers, and the National Institutes of Health. Because of the growing cost of bringing the complex of several large buildings into compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), “We have decided we will not be investing further in this facility, and it will be closed,” Inotiv President and CEO Robert Leasure said in a statement . Inotiv is a contract resea...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID-19 and Signs of Long COVID, Studies Suggest
A dog’s sense of smell is thousands of times stronger than a human’s. Their superior snoots are why canines are used in law enforcement; once they’re trained to detect certain scents, like narcotics and explosives, they can pick up traces that human noses could never notice. The same skill translates to medicine. Research shows that dogs can sniff out evidence of cancer and other diseases with impressive accuracy—and a recent study adds more evidence to suggest the same is true of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] In the study, which was publis...
Source: TIME: Health - June 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

CEO of St. Louis-based vet manager named regional Entrepreneur of the Year winner
The CEO of Clayton-based veterinary practice manager CareVet was named a regional winner in the Entrepreneur of the Year awards program by accounting firm EY. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 14, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Barr Source Type: news