Mozambique: Partial Lifting of Ban On South African Eggs
[AIM] The National Veterinary Directorate in Mozambique's Ministry of Agriculture has lifted the ban on the import of chicken eggs from South Africa, subject to certain conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 24, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reintroduced Przewalski's horses have a different diet
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The preferred fodder of horses is grass. This is true for domestic horses and wild horses in the Gobi Desert. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna found out through tail hair analysis that before their extinction in the wild Przewalski's horses had been on a different diet than today. Thanks to improved societal attitude, the horses have now access to richer pastures. In former times, the wild horses were hunted and chased away. Published in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan (July 2017)
Report provides a strategic plan for the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) to detect and respond to emerging animal diseases and define the processes by which VS will identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases in animal populations. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Promising therapy for fatal genetic diseases in children nears human trials
(University of Massachusetts Medical School) Researchers at University of Massachusetts Medical School and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine are nearing human clinical trials on a genetic therapy for two rare neurological diseases that are fatal to children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan
U.S. Department of Agriculture. 07/14/2017 This 19-page plan provides strategic direction for the U.S. Department of Agriculture), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) to detect and respond to emerging animal diseases, and defines the processes by which VS will identify, evaluate, and respond to emerging diseases in animal populations. It provides guidance for assigning diseases to a risk level, which considers risk to, and effects on animal and human health. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers find first genomic biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in veterinary patients
(Tufts University) Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have discovered important biomarkers in extracellular vesicles in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease and congestive heart failure. This is the first biomarker discovery based on extracellular vesicles in a veterinary disease. These findings could provide important insight into the molecular basis, diagnosis and therapies for myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs, as well as mitral valve prolapse, a similar disease in humans. The results appear online this week in the Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. (Source: EurekAlert! ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How can diagnostics deliver a more effective use of antibiotics in animals?
Are there better ways to diagnose animals in need of antibiotics on livestock farms? How will farmers and veterinarians use novel diagnostics in the fight against animal disease? These are some questions a consortium of seven academics – including two veterinarians from the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences - will address thanks to a £ 1.75 million grant to understand how better diagnostics can encourage responsible antibiotic use in animals. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Virus-derived expression vectors as gene therapy vehicles
(Bentham Science Publishers) Even as new viruses are being identified, the emerging field of virus discovery, identification of their nucleotide sequences, gene expression patterns and complexities of virus-host interactions at the molecular level are being used in recent years towards applications in the human medicine as well as veterinary, agricultural and other biotechnological purposes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fungi from veterinary practice
Fungi from the veterinary practiceThe workshop focusses on recognizing pathogenic species based on macroscopic and microscopic characters. We also take a look at often isolated, but non-pathogenic contaminants.Courses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 5, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Not so pretty after all: New pestivirus that attacks the nervous system of Austrian pigs
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Shaking piglets show symptoms similar to classical swine fever, with extensive damage to the brain and the spinal cord. Viral origin of the disease was clarified only recently after discovering an atypical porcine pestivirus. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna now discovered a further new virus in Austrian shaking piglets. The pathogen, named LINDA-Virus (Lateral shaking Inducing NeuroDegenerative Agent), is related to Bungowannah virus and more distantly to classical swine fewer virus. Published in Emerging Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 4, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Two knees or not two knees: The curious case of the ostrich's double kneecap
(Society for Experimental Biology) Ostriches are the only animals in the world to have a double-kneecap, but its purpose remains an evolutionary mystery. Ph.D. student, Ms. Sophie Regnault, from the Royal Veterinary College, UK says 'understanding more about different kneecap configurations in different animals could help to inform prosthesis design, surgical interventions, and even robots with better joints.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discovering the early age immune response in foals
(Cornell University) Researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have discovered a new method to measure tiny amounts of antibodies in foals, a finding described in the May 16 issue   of PLOS ONE. The methodology will help understand how fast a foal starts producing its own antibodies, which in turn will help optimize recommendations for young horse vaccination schedules, said Dr. Julia Felippe, associate professor of large animal medicine, and research associate Rebecca Tallmadge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A study of the origin of chloramphenicol isomers in honey - Yanovych D, Berendsen B, Zasadna Z, Rydchuk M, Czymai T.
Due to the unexpected detection of chloramphenicol isomer residues in honey, we have studied the hypothesis of unauthorized or unintended use of unregistered veterinary drug preparations. First we have investigated honey samples in which a discrepancy was ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Senior research fellowship - call for applications
Applications are now open for our senior research fellowship with a deadline of 16:00, Wednesday 27 September 2017.Senior research fellowships are our most prestigious fellowship grants. They're awarded to outstanding medical, veterinary, nurse and allied health professional or science graduates committed to a research career in any discipline relevant to arthritis and related musculoskeletal diseases, who don't hold an established academic post.Senior research fellowships are open to postdoctoral basic scientists, vets, clinicians or nurse and allied health professionals, normally with 6–12 years' postdoctoral ...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 28, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Namibia bans poultry imports from South Africa, Belgium after bird flu outbreaks
WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia has suspended poultry imports from South Africa and Belgium with immediate effect following outbreaks of highly contagious H5N8 bird flu in the two countries, its Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS) said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is your dog just chasing its tail – or is it obsessive?
Lots of dogs chase their tails – but for some the behaviour is a sign of the canine version of OCD. Now scientists are finding the minds of dogs and humans might be more closely linked than we thoughtCuriously, and perhaps eagerly, I am looking at a bull terrier named Sputnik, searching for a resemblance. He ’s a stocky three-year-old, mostly slate grey, with a white stripe on his head and a pink splotch on his elongated, bull-terrier nose. So far, our only similarity is we’re both waiting in an examination room at Tuft’s veterinary school in North Grafton, Massachusetts.Sputnik has canine compulsiv...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Shayla Love Tags: Animal behaviour Dogs Obsessive-compulsive disorder Psychiatry Genetics Veterinary medicine Pets Life and style Society Science Animals Source Type: news

Scientists reveal ways to stop your dog getting heatstroke
In an article for The Conversation, Dr  Anne Carter and Ms Emily Hall, lecturers in veterinary sciences at Nottingham Trent University, explore the ways to prevent dogs from getting heatstroke. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regional 'hot spot' of Borna disease discovered in upper Austria
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Bornaviruses cause a lethal form of encephalitis, Borna disease, among horses and sheep. To date only a few cases were reported in Austria. Recently, four horses were afflicted in the same area of Upper Austria within just two years. Tests on local shrews, the reservoir host, confirmed the suspicion of a local viral reservoir. The study in Emerging Microbes& Infections documents a rare outbreak of Borna disease in a new endemic area in Austria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

£3 million awarded to pain research
The pain challenge seeks to fund research that will increase our understanding of the fundamental biological mechanisms and pathways which underlie musculoskeletal pain and which may lead to the prevention, identification or development of new treatments for pain.The first call for applications for our pain challenge was launched in early 2016, and we invested a total of over£3 million in 13 projects as part of this round. We wanted to tell you about all the exciting projects that we funded as part of this first call:Dr Chantal Chenu (The Royal Veterinary College)The role of the nerve growth mediator semaphorin-3A in...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - June 19, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Viral vectors for gene transfer travel longer distances in the brain than thought
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Gene transfer with laboratory-produced viruses is seen as a hopeful therapy for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's patients. A team from Vetmeduni Vienna investigated how far these viruses spread in the brain and which cells they infect. Some of these viruses travelled from injection site as far as the olfactory bulb or the cerebellum and infected neurons and other cells. This could improve selection of viral vectors for custom therapies using gene transfer. Histochemistry and Cell Biology (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research finds common household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice
(Virginia Tech) A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner on opioid drugs with abuse-deterrent properties
Last month, I asked my colleagues at the FDA to identify what additional and more forceful steps the FDA can take, on top of the vigorous work the agency is already doing, to address the crisis of opioid addiction. Everyone at the FDA is committed to focusing on all aspects of the epidemic. The new policy steps that we announced included the formation of a steering committee to examine additional regulatory and policy actions that we can take to combat this crisis. This steering committee will place particular emphasis on evaluating efforts we can take to reduce the number of new cases of addiction. The FDA is committed to...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

Sensitivity to inequity is in wolves' and dogs' blood
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Not only dogs but also wolves react to inequity -- similar to humans or primates. This confirms a new study by Vetmeduni Vienna. Wolves and dogs refused to cooperate in an experiment when only the partner got a treat or they themselves received a lower quality reward. The sensitivity to inequity is not likely to be an effect of domestication, as assumed so far. It is rather a behaviour inherited from a common ancestor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PetMart Pharmacy Pushes Ahead on Veterinary Compounding
PetMart Pharmacy, a Vet-VIPPS and PCAB accredited pharmacy, added over 100 new veterinary compounds to its catalog. PetMart Pharmacy's compound provides unique treatments tailored to the needs of...(PRWeb June 08, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14379577.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pet Insurance Is the Latest Work Perk
A growing number of companies are offering health insurance for their employees ’ dogs, cats and even potbellied pigs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN JENKS Tags: Dogs Health Insurance and Managed Care Cats Pets Veterinary Medicine Source Type: news

Does Your Pet Need an Eye Doctor?
Veterinarians specialized in vision problems are few, but some conditions ailing dogs and other animals can be treated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN JENKS Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Dogs Cats Cataracts Genetics and Heredity Foxes Veterinary Medicine Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Pets Glaucoma Corneas Blindness Doctors Genetic Engineering Source Type: news

Kenya: Fake China, India Drugs Put Kenyans at Risk
[Nation] A UN study has ranked Mombasa as a major hub for trafficking of fake pharmaceutical and veterinary drugs, putting millions of lives in danger. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ASP (Antimicrobial Stewardship Project) Clinical Tools
University of Minnesota, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. 05/2017 The tools on this Web page may be helpful in implementing or enhancing antimicrobial stewardship programs in medical, dental, veterinary, and agricultural practices. They are all publicly available online and include a variety of materials, such as administrative policies and procedures, dosing protocols, treatment guidelines, and educational tools. They are applicable to different clinical settings, such as pediatrics, long-term care, outpatient clinics, and emergency departments. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster M...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being
Our pets not only bring us joy and companionship, they offer benefits for health and well-being, too. We take a closer look at what these are. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Uganda: Legal Gaps Stand in Way of Organ Transplant in Uganda
[Monitor] Felix Okello Odukur, 63, a retired veterinary doctor, has given up hope on ever living a normal life again. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 Summer Safety Tips Every Dog Owner Should Know
By Anthea Levi Warmer months don’t just bring sunshine — they can also present serious health hazards for our favorite furry friends. “Summer is the busiest time of year in the veterinary ER,” says Justine Lee, DVM, a board-certified veterinary emergency critical care specialist in Minneapolis. “Pet owners are jogging, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors, and unfortunately we see more animals experience trauma because of it.” Follow this advice so your dog has a safer summer. Nix ticks and fleas Ticks, fleas and mosquitoes are much more common this time of year, and they cause all...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Livestock Minister Praises Veterinary Union's Role in Promoting Veterinary Professions in Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Animal Resources Bishara Jumaa Aru has praised the role of the Veterinary Union in the promotion and development of veterinary professions in Sudan. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 25, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Planning for the 20th ISHAM Congress is proceeding
The main traits of the program of 20th ISHAM Congress in Amsterdam are nearing completion and will soon appear on the website. Abstract submission will be possible from 1 August onwards. Note that there are several pre- and post-congress activities: workshops on dermatophytes, black yeasts and chromoblastomycosis, veterinary mycology, a course on histopathology, and more to come. If your organization wishes to have a meeting or otherwise, pleasecontact the organization.Updates (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - May 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Vet School academic to feature on BBC ’ s Countryfile Spring Diaries
A dog behaviour expert from the University of Bristol ’ s Vet School will feature on the new series of BBC One Countryfile Spring Diaries, which starts next week. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

To ensure constant food supply edible dormice rather give up their favorite food
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Edible dormice feed preferably on high-energy seeds for reproduction and putting on fat reserves. Beech trees, however, save energy by producing seeds only in certain years on a large scale. A long-term study by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has shown for the first time that edible dormice avoid areas with a high beech density. They prefer areas with a mix of conifers and beech trees and thus a balanced food supply. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Desperate Gambit That Could Save A Tiny Porpoise From Extinction ... Or Kill It
In 2016, scientists made a distressing announcement: There were fewer than 30 vaquitas ― a tiny porpoise that dwells in Mexico’s Gulf of California ― left in the wild. With carcasses continuing to wash up, researchers worry the vaquita could be extinct by 2018, becoming yet another mammal forced off the face of the Earth.  Losing the porpoise would be a tragedy for Mexico, the World Wildlife Fund said this week ― akin to “losing a piece” of the country, according to Maria Jose Villanueva, a project coordinator for WWF Mexico. But the demise of the vaquita would be a blow to more than...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 22, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Health Officials Are Warning This Tick Season Could Be the Worst Yet
“This year, there are worse ticks than many of us have ever seen in our lives,” says Janet Foley, an epidemiologist at the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Ticks are roaming American forests in greater numbers this year than any in recent memory leaving thousands of humans at risk for lyme disease, say public health officials. And things could get much worse through the summer if weather conditions remain humid, spelling trouble for the people who roam in their habitat. The prevalence of ticks—and the diseases they carry—has been on the rise in recent decades as reforest...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized animals Environment Source Type: news

Cetylite ® Launches New Cool Mint Flavor of Cetacaine® Topical Anesthetic Gel
Pennsauken, NJ (May 15, 2017) — Cetylite® Inc. recently designed a new flavor of one of its flagship products, Cetacaine® Topical Anesthetic Gel. Cetacaine will now feature a Cool Mint flavored gel, which will be available by mid-June. Indicated for anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes (except the eyes), Cetacaine is pr imarily used to control pain and ease discomfort at the application site.Cetacaine comes available in three forms; liquid, spray, and gel. The liquid form is applied subgingivally into periodontal pockets, where the viscous drops are easily dispensed using the soft-tipped syringe. The spr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Final episode of ‘ Trust me, I ’ m a vet ’ from Vet School
The University of Bristol ’ s School of Veterinary Sciences and Langford Vets is the location for the third and final episode of the BBC Two series, ‘ Trust me, I ’ m a Vet ’ , presented by Bristol veterinary alumnus, Steve Leonard. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

May 15, 2017: Printing and Packaging Business Owner Convicted of Trafficking in Counterfeit Veterinary Labels
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Congratulations to Society members elected Fellows of The Academy of Medical Sciences!
Celebrations continue at the Society– Congratulations to our members Professor Brian Walker and Dr Jason Carroll, who have been elected Fellows of The Academy of Medical Sciences!The Academy of Medical Sciences, an independent body in the UK, dedicates its efforts to advancing biomedical and health research for the benefit of society.Professor Brian Walker is Professor of Endocrinology, Head of the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, and Dean of Research for the College of Medicine& Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. His research over the past 25 ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Shearing of alpacas is necessary, but also stressful
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Alpacas, a species of New World camelids, have very thick wool. This requires them to be shorn regularly, just like sheep. But shearing is a source of stress for the animals. This has now been confirmed for the first time by researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna based on an evaluation of clinical, hormonal and behavioral parameters. The scientists were able to show that even the act of restraining the animals in different positions released higher concentrations of the stress hormone cortisol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rare feline genetic disorders identified through whole genome sequencing
Veterinary neurologists found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease in people. Now they have found that a biomarker test that helps diagnose ALS also can assist with determining a diagnosis for degenerative myelopathy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rare feline genetic disorders identified through whole genome sequencing at MU
(University of Missouri-Columbia) In 2009, Joan Coates, a veterinary neurologist, along with other researchers at the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute, found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease in people. Now, Coates and Michael Garcia, an associate professor in the Division of Biological Sciences, have found that a biomarker test that helps diagnose ALS also can assist with determining a diagnosis for degenerative myelopathy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Toxicities from illicit and abused drugs in cats and dogs - Yurdakok-Dikmen B, Filazi A.
Toxicities from illicit and abused substances in pet animals by accidental, intentional or malicious ingestion, are an occasional problem in veterinary practice; where the difficulties of clinical diagnosis and the possible lack of good of anamnesis (owner... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

This May Be The 'Most Contaminated Killer Whale' On The Planet
Researchers in Scotland believe they’ve found one of the most contaminated killer whales on the planet. They fear members of the orca’s pod may also have sky-high levels of chemicals in their bodies that render them infertile, scientists at Scotland’s Rural College said in a news release this week. New analysis of a deceased adult female killer whale, named Lulu by researchers, shows that the animal’s blubber contained some of the highest levels ever recorded of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, a toxic chemical once pervasive in electrical components. The researchers called Lulu the “Scotti...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Namibia: Laboratory Requests Farmers to Report Kudu Rabies
[New Era] Windhoek -A renewed call is made upon farmers and hunting farms to be on the lookout for incidents of rabies among any animals and to submit samples of animals which might be affected to the Central Veterinary Laboratory in Windhoek. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 2, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Varex Imaging closes $276m PerkinElmer medical imaging acquisition
Varex Imaging (NSDQ:VREX) said today it closed its $276 million acquisition of PerkinElmer Inc.‘s (NYSE:PKI) medical imaging business. The 280-worker PerkinElmer segment is an OEM business that makes digital flat panel X-ray detectors for industrial, medical, dental and veterinary X-ray imaging systems. Varex financed the buyout of the Santa Clara, Calif.-based operation by expanding its credit line to $600 million, using $207 million to repay existing debt and $286 million for the acquisition and related credit facility fees. “The sale of Medical Imaging supports our strategy of r...
Source: Mass Device - May 2, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions PerkinElmer Inc. Varex Imaging Source Type: news

Central Texas healthcare facilities face challenges
Austin is a health-conscious city. With miles of hiking and biking trails and a plethora of races for the weekend athlete, Austin has a smorgasbord of ways to stay healthy. When proactive health services are needed or an unexpected health condition presents itself, there’s arguably no better place to be than Austin, Texas. Local resources for medical, dental, veterinary and vision healthcare are abundant, and in just a few short months, the Dell Seton Medical Cent er at The University of Texas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 30, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Stephanie Verdugo Source Type: news

Central Texas healthcare facilities face challenges
Austin is a health-conscious city. With miles of hiking and biking trails and a plethora of races for the weekend athlete, Austin has a smorgasbord of ways to stay healthy. When proactive health services are needed or an unexpected health condition presents itself, there’s arguably no better place to be than Austin, Texas. Local resources for medical, dental, veterinary and vision healthcare are abundant, and in just a few short months, the Dell Seton Medical Cent er at The University of Texas… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 30, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Stephanie Verdugo Source Type: news