Decrease in the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics in Austrian dairy cows is necessary
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) A study on the use of antibiotics on Austrian dairy farms by the Institute of Veterinary Public Health at Vetmeduni Vienna showed that dairy cattle are less frequently treated with antibiotics than pigs and poultry. The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics such as cephalosporins should nevertheless be reduced to avoid resistance to these important human antibiotics. The study was published in the Berliner and M ü nchner Tier ä rztlichen Wochenschrift. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 18, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Goffin ’s cockatoos make same tool from different materials – video report
Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna and the University of Oxford have shown that Goffin ’s cockatoos can make and use elongated tools out of different materials. In video footage released on Wednesday, the cockatoo makes tools from wood and twigs, but also from cardboard, suggesting the birds can anticipate how the tools will be usedContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Birds Science Animals Wildlife World news Source Type: news

Laundry Detergent Pods Are Toxic to Pets
An item that doesn't often show up on lists of household products toxic to pets is laundry detergent. But it should, because most detergents and soaps contain ionic and anionic surfactants. When ingested in small amounts, these chemicals can cause GI upset in a pet, such as excessive drooling, vomiting or diarrhea. Fortunately, it's unlikely most pets would have the opportunity or desire to ingest a large amount of bottled detergent. But a new concern these days are those little brightly colored laundry detergent pods that smell good and look like candy or some other type of yummy treat to a small child or a pet. It's con...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Doubting Dog
Most people tend to think dogs are just naturally happy creatures, always ready for a good time. But an Australian study suggests that some dogs are actually pessimists based on the theory that animals who show heightened expectation of positive outcomes are optimistic, while those who are more inclined to expect negative outcomes are pessimistic. Optimistic Dogs Expect Good Things to Happen to Them For the study, which was conducted at the University of Sydney and involved 40 dogs of various breeds and ages, researchers played two tones for the dogs that were two octaves apart. The dogs were taught that if they touched ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dog bites - are vets missing an educational opportunity? - Mannion CJ, Greenberg D.
Veterinary surgeons have a key role to play in tackling the public health problem of dog bites, say CHRISTOPHER MANNION: and DANIELLE GREENBERG: , who argue that a multiprofessional approach to the problem is needed.British Veterinary Association.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

IDEXX Welcomes Healthcare Technology Veteran Pat Venters as Chief Marketing Officer
WESTBROOK, Maine, Nov. 14, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (IDXX), the global leader in veterinary diagnostics, software, and water microbiology testing, today announced that Pat Venters has joined the company as... Diagnostics, Personnel IDEXX Laboratories (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ebola Virus and Animal Quarantine
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Network for Public Health Law. 11/08/2016 This resource provides information about legal authority in Michigan to quarantine animals in the event of an outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD). The information is from a review of relevant state and local laws regarding animal quarantine, as well as general guidance from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

New findings about the honey bee infecting deformed wing virus
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Researchers from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna have succeeded for the first time in simulating the course of disease using artificial genetic material of the deformed wing virus. The symptoms of the so-called mite disease were reproduced in the laboratory without mites by the injection of synthetic RNA. This enabled the prudent development of new strategies in order to protect the bee population in the future. The results were published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

MedQ unveils new analytics dashboard
Radiology informatics firm MedQ is rolling out its new Q/ris real-time customer-configurable...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedQ adds teleradiology installation MedQ completes Tenn. installation MedQ installs RIS software in Neb. MedQ unveils new Q/ris 3000 software release MedQ enters veterinary market (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Treating farm animals with compassion led to her own health and wellness
Mention “animal rescues” and chances are, you’ll think of dogs, cats or even marine mammals — but not farm animals. Author Tracey Stewart, a former veterinary technician, and her spouse, former Daily Show host Jon, have become advocates for abused farm animals. To help Farm Sanctuary celebrate... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - November 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Valli Herman Source Type: news

Compost bedding good for cow claw health
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Dairy cows kept in barns often develop claw damage because of humid and unsuitable roaming areas. A study conducted by Vetmeduni Vienna now shows that the use of wood shavings and sawdust in dairy barns instead of straw bedding was especially good for claw health. A comparison with other barn types demonstrated that cows kept in compost bedded barns exhibited a lower frequency and lesser severity of claw disorders. The results were published in The Veterinary Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Midmark acquires Missouri-based manufacturer
One of the Dayton region's largest companies has acquired another manufacturer. Dayton-based Midmark Corp. — a medical, dental and veterinary equipment manufacturer — has acquired Missouri-based VSSI Inc., according to a press release. The 42-employee company that was acquired was founded in 1988 and makes veterinary practice equipment, like cabinets, exam and surgery ta bles, and boarding and holding products. John Baumann, president and CEO of Midmark, said that together, the companies can… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 3, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kaitlin Schroeder Source Type: news

USDA Awards $4.3 Million to Ensure Access to Needed Veterinary Services in Rural Communities
The USDA is providing $4.3 million to 48 veterinarians to repay their student loans in return for filling shortages in rural areas. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - November 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Ketamine Considerations for Prehospital Use
At 3 a.m. you're toned out to a single vehicle accident with one passenger who slid off the road and wrapped his car around a light pole. A 44-year-old male is alert, rates his pain a 13 on a 1–10 scale, and reports he has asthma. Vital signs include a heart rate of 70, blood pressure of 90/60, and a respiration rate of 25. Extrication will be at least 30 minutes and the patient has multiple fractures. What drug will you consider that can manage this patient's pain, improve his cardiovascular state, and sedate him for extrication? Have you considered ketamine? History For 63 years ketamine has been administered acros...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - November 1, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lindsay Henderson, MD, EMT-P Tags: Patient Care Source Type: news

How Treating Cancer in Canines Is Advancing Human Medicine
Veterinary treatment is impacting the process for developing human treatments. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - October 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cheryl London Source Type: news

Rapid spread of dog disease can be stopped with diligent infection control
Protocol for keeping dogs from transmitting disease has, until now, lagged decades behind efforts to contain human infectious disease. New guidance for halting the spread of a multitude of dog diseases is now available, thanks to an effort led by veterinary experts. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rapid spread of dog disease can be stopped with diligent infection control
(Ohio State University) Protocol for keeping dogs from transmitting diseases to one another has, until now, lagged decades behind efforts to contain human infectious disease. New guidance for halting the spread of a multitude of dog diseases is now available, thanks to an effort led by veterinary experts at The Ohio State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Antibiotics could be cut by up to a third, say dairy farmers
Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new survey from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RADBF) say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic use by almost a third in dry cow therapy and a fifth in clinical mastitis. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Nigeria: Review Rabies Vaccination Law, NVMA Tells LASG
[Vanguard] Following the annual recurrence of deaths from rabid dog bites in Lagos State, the Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association, NVMA, Lagos state chapter, has called on the state government to review existing dog laws in the state to encourage responsible dog ownership. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Finding Reputable Journals
The growth in importance of scholarly publishing and open access has also had an unfortunate consequence of a rise in disreputable or predatory journal publishing. These publishers can create a negative impact on the spirit of open access publishing, as well as preying upon less experienced authors. Librarians can help guide authors to reputable journals and teach them what criteria to use to evaluate publishers. The questionable journals, which do not have high impact factors, sometimes sponsor “fake” conferences, and may charge authors to publish, often prey upon recent graduates or issue invitations to serve...
Source: Dragonfly - September 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

How Fast Is Your Dog Aging?
All of us who love dogs are acutely aware that the lifespans of our canine companions are short - much too short. And while the years we spend with a beloved pet seem to fly by, dogs don't just suddenly die when they reach a certain age. They grow older in stages just as we do, but at a tremendously accelerated rate compared to humans. Your four-legged friend may still look and act like a puppy much of the time, but there are age related changes taking place inside him despite his youthful good looks and high energy level. The lifespan of a dog depends primarily on his size, breed (or breed mix), and health status. As a g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wells Pharmacy Network Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sterile Products due to Concern for Lack of Sterility Assurance
Ocala, Florida - Wells Pharmacy Network ( " WPN " ) is voluntarily recalling all sterile human and veterinary products prepared between February 22, 2016 and September 14, 2016, and that remain within expiry due to the Food and Drug Administration's ( " FDA " ) concern over a lack of sterility assurance. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 22, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Pugs are anatomical disasters. Vets must speak out – even if it’s bad for business | Anonymous
Owners must be told some breeds are born to a lifetime of suffering, even if it means upsetting clients and putting livelihoods on the lineI still remember when I was introduced to the concept of a “brachycephalic” (squashed-nosed) dog as a veterinary student. We were having our first anatomy lectures on the skull and the lecturer put up various slides (yes, slides – that’s how long ago I trained to be a vet) showing x-ray images of dogs’ heads. Various different-sized ones went up – a collie, a jack russell, a beagle and then suddenly an extraordinary image of a skull with a crushed nos...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Anonymous Tags: Dogs Animal welfare Animals Veterinary medicine Pets Life and style Science UK news World news Source Type: news

Calm Down, Cuddling With A Kitten Probably Won't Kill You
If there’s one thing the internet loves more than cat videos, it’s scaremongering headlines about how your cat could kill you. This phenomenon was out in full force this week, with headlines like “Cuddling your cute, fuzzy kitten could spell certain doom,” and “Cuddling a kitten could kill you, study finds.” These unnerving warnings referred to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report about the U.S. prevalence of cat-scratch disease, a bacterial infection that people can contract from cats. But the idea that simply petting your cat carries a major risk of death is a far cr...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Calm Down, Cuddling With A Kitten Probably Won't Kill You
If there’s one thing the internet loves more than cat videos, it’s scaremongering headlines about how your cat could kill you. This phenomenon was out in full force this week, with headlines like “Cuddling your cute, fuzzy kitten could spell certain doom,” and “Cuddling a kitten could kill you, study finds.” These unnerving warnings referred to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report about the U.S. prevalence of cat-scratch disease, a bacterial infection that people can contract from cats. But the idea that simply petting your cat carries a major risk of death is a far cr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Open Day at Langford Vets
Langford Vets, the clinical arm of the University of Bristol's Vet School, will open its doors to the public on Sunday 18 September for a family and dog-friendly Open Day. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Diamondback Drugs ® Launches VetPrescriber ® – Comprehensive...
New Portal Delivers Practice Management and Financial Benefits to Veterinary World(PRWeb September 13, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/09/prweb13675641.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Human exposures to pentobarbital-phenytoin combination veterinary drugs - Forrester MB.
A combination of pentobarbital and phenytoin is used as a veterinary euthanasia drug. Because of its lethal effect, this study described pentobarbital-phenytoin combination veterinary drug human exposures reported to Texas poison centers during 2000-2015. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Funding announced for new South West clinical PhD programme
Budding medical, veterinary and dental researchers will soon benefit from increased and enhanced PhD training opportunities, through a new Clinical Academic Training Programme across the GW4 Alliance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Postgraduate, Student notices, Business and Enterprise, Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Oral and Dental Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Source Type: news

Montreal Is About To Kill A Lot Of Dogs, Based On Quack Science
A dog registered as a boxer has killed a woman in Montreal, so the mayor is calling for a ban on pit bulls. This would be amusing, if it weren't so predictable and depressing: in few areas of public policy do you encounter thinking this routinely deranged. And it all starts with contempt for science. Consider the National Post's Barbara Kay, almost certainly Canada's most prominent enemy of this ill-defined category of dog: the "pit bull." Kay is one of the saner voices on her side of the debate, and I sense she genuinely believes that she is acting on behalf of dog bite victims. For years she has written screed...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Risk to small children from family dog often underestimated
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Dog bites suffered by young children are often inflicted by the family dog. Such incidents frequently occur despite the presence of an adult. A survey of dog owners conducted by researchers from the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare at Vetmeduni Vienna shows that people underestimate risky situations involving the family dog. The analysis of the survey was published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Canon, Virtual Imaging eye grid-free x-rays
Canon USA and its Virtual Imaging subsidiary have unveiled Scatter Control,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon lands order from Ky. healthcare system Canon, Virtual Imaging to unveil DR at AHRA 2016 Virtual Imaging launches mobile DR system Virtual Imaging debuts veterinary DR system Canon offers new DR products at RSNA 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 6, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Edible dormice: High food availability slows down cell aging
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Hibernation has long been considered the secret behind the relatively long lifespan of the edible dormouse. However, a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna has now shown for the first time that high food availability during the active season in summer contributes to a long life. Increased food availability during this time allows the animals to slow their cellular aging. The study was published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Be Cautious Buying Drugs For Your Pet Online
Although some veterinary prescription drugs may appear less expensive when purchased online, FDA wants you to know how to be sure your getting the best quality for your four-legged loved ones. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll Source Type: news

Study reveals thousands of Americans use veterinary pills when theirs run out
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine set out to investigate prescription drug use as we build up a resistance to antibiotics. But in their study they found an unexpected result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things Your Pet Wants You to Know
1. "I'm sick" or "I'm in pain" Our animal companions can't tell us when they're hurt or feel sick, and many types of pets, such as cats, are wired to actually hide discomfort and therefore, vulnerability. Fortunately, there are many subtle and not-so-subtle hints our pets give us that indicate they're not feeling well, for example, refusing to eat, drinking an excessive amount of water and urinating more frequently, getting up slowly, or limping. It's important as your pet's guardian to be aware of any type of physical or behavioral changes she displays, and to make an appointment with your veterinar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: African Swine Fever Detected in Beira
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican veterinary authorities have banned the movement of live pigs, pork and any pork derivatives from Beira to anywhere else in the country, following an outbreak of African swine fever, reports Friday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Funding Available for Agricultural Training
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced that $3.1 million is available for grants to train the next generation of agricultural leaders. According to NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy: “The fellowship program allows us to support the next generation of scientists and innovators, who will play an integral part in the future of our food and agricultural systems.” The National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program supports experiential learning for individuals working towards a graduate degree in a discipline relevant to NIFA’s mission. Applicants should propose tr...
Source: Public Policy Reports - August 23, 2016 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Canine hereditary disorders are more widespread than previously indicated
New research brings new information about genetic disorders causing diseases in different dog breeds. The results can be utilized both in dog breeding and veterinary diagnostics. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Canine hereditary disorders are more widespread than previously indicated
(University of Helsinki) Genoscoper Ltd. has published in cooperation with the researchers of University of Helsinki and Pennsylvania (USA) so far the most comprehensive study on canine hereditary disorders. The research brings new information about genetic disorders causing diseases in different dog breeds. The results can be utilized both in dog breeding and veterinary diagnostics. The study was published on PLOS ONE on Aug. 15, 2016. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Free Online CE Classes: PubMed for Librarians – registration is open
If your institution or organization includes programs in the health sciences, involves the health of the public, or works with biomedical researchers, most likely PubMed is a resource often used or should be considered for their work. Unfamiliar with PubMed or want a refresher course so you can better serve your colleagues? Consider taking one or all of the classes offered by our National Training Center. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering three free online PubMed CE classes in September in a series called PubMed for Librarians. Introduction to PubMed: September 7, 2016 (9:00am...
Source: Dragonfly - August 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Public Health public libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Penn team identifies strategy to reverse the disease dyskeratosis congenita
(University of Pennsylvania) In a new study published in Cell Stem Cell, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania led by Christopher J. Lengner of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Brad Johnson of the Perelman School of Medicine have found a link between telomeres and a molecular signaling cascade called the Wnt pathway that may point to a treatment option for dyskeratosis congenita patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Puppy Raisers Make World A Better Place
If you have ever spoken with a person who uses an assistance dog, you know that these dogs change lives. Whether it's a PTSD dog helping a military person return to "regular life," a hearing dog providing alerts to a person who cannot hear anything from the doorbell to a fire alarm, or a service dog providing aid to a person lacking mobility, these dogs are capable of miracles. And what if you were offered the opportunity to be a part of one of those miracles? Most of us would certainly give the offer serious thought. Last week was all about miracle workers, because it was International Assistance Dog Week (Aug...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: Veterinary Hospital Opens in Musanze
[New Times] In November 2014, Dr. Otto Fischer, a veterinary surgeon from Austria and Greg Bakunzi, a tour operator in Musanze, invited veterinarians and veterinary technicians from Musanze District to discuss the current situation and challenges of their profession. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Physicians and veterinarians join forces for wellness
An AMA Viewpoints post by AMA Immediate-Past President Steven J. Stack, MD, and American Veterinary Medical Association President Joe Kinnarney, DVM It ’s been said that one person can’t change the world. Still, one person can make a difference. Each of us, physicians and veterinarians alike, needs to be that one person when it comes to wellness. Many of our colleagues are struggling with wellness issues and they need our help. We need to be compassionate listeners, not judgmental or cynical or proud. We need to help lift the stigma too often associated with wellness struggles, and we need to be there for our...
Source: AMA Wire - August 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Male and female cats respond differently to distressed kittens
(BioMed Central) Female domestic cats adjust their response to kitten calls depending on how urgent they sound, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology. Independent of their own experience of raising kittens, female cats distinguish between kitten calls that convey different levels of urgency and react accordingly, researchers at Hannover Medical School and the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany have found. Male cats do not adjust their response in similar ways. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Elephant-tranquilizer (carfentanil)-tainted heroin showing up in Ohio
4 out of 5 stars Human Health Hazards of Veterinary Medications: Information for Emergency Departments. Lust EB et al. J Emerg Med 2011 Feb;40:198-207 Abstract Yesterday, Canadian police announced that, earlier in the summer, they had seized one kilogram of carfentanil contained in a package labelled “Printer Parts” shipped from China and addressed to a man in Calgary. Carfentanil is frequently, and accurately, referred to as an “elephant tranquilizer.” It is a fentanyl analog with a potency 10,000 times that of morphine (or 100 times that of fentanyl.) It is not approved for any medical i...
Source: The Poison Review - August 10, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical animal tranquilizer carfentanil opiate opioid tainted heroin Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drop in canine fertility may be due to environmental contaminants
A fall in canine fertility has been linked with contaminants in the environment and in pet food. Findings mirror trends in declining human sperm quality. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Head partitions reduce stress in goats during feeding
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Limited space allowance at the feeding place often leads to increased agonistic behaviour among goats. But social tension can be reduced by properly designing the feeding areas. Researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna and the Institute of Organic Farming at the Th ü nen Institute, have shown that goats experience less stress during feeding when partitions are placed between the individual feeding places. The study was published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pup Who Chewed Off Own Foot Has Successful Surgery Thanks To Donations
Maverick, a neglected German Shepherd who chewed off his own foot when he became entangled in his leash, is now recovering comfortably after surgery. The pup recently underwent a successful operation to repair his paw, reports the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which rescued the dog. The procedure, performed on July 26 at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, was paid in full through an outpouring of donations. Maverick will be up for adoption “in the next week or so,” the post also states. “This was not a dog who had a lot of love,” Rob Halpin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news