£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

NOAA Probes Mystery Deaths Of 41 Humpback Whales Along U.S. Coast
Scientists have launched an investigation into the unexplained deaths of 41 humpback whales along the Atlantic coast of the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday. Researchers declared the ongoing phenomenon that’s affected whale populations stretching from Maine to North Carolina since the start of 2016 an “unusual mortality event.”  About 14 whales usually die in the region annually ― but they documented 26 deaths in 2016 and nine this year. NOAA said it doesn’t yet have a concrete reason why all of the animals have died. The agency conducted n...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can aromatherapy calm competition horses?
Although studies suggest that inhaling certain scents may reduce stress in humans, aromatherapy is relatively unexplored in veterinary medicine. But new research raises the question of whether aromatherapy may be beneficial to horses as well. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

HHMI awards medical research fellowships to 79 students
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) The Howard Hughes Medical Institute's (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows Program has selected 79 talented medical and veterinary students to conduct in-depth, mentored biomedical research. Each fellow will spend a year pursuing basic, translational, or applied biomedical research at one of 32 academic or nonprofit research institutions across the United States. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Improving the safety of imported foods through partnerships
Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition By: Susan Mayne, Ph.D., Camille Brewer, M.S., R.D., and Donald Prater, D.V.M. At FDA, we recognize that the partnerships we build with other nations are key to our success in giving American consumers confidence in the safety of the foods they choose to serve their families. In passing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Congress provided FDA with new authorities to help ensure that domestic food is as safe as possible and that imported food meets U.S. food safety standards. These new authorities to enhance the safety of impo...
Source: Mass Device - April 25, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news

He Was Searching For Intersexual Pigs And Ended Up Finding The World's Rarest Dog
Twenty years after beginning his quest to find what’s been called the world’s rarest canine species, James “Mac” McIntyre was vindicated. There on his camera screen were the images he’d been waiting years for. The New Guinea highland wild dog — an animal once feared extinct — was alive and well, his pictures showed. “I squealed like a girl,” the 62-year-old said earlier this month, speaking from his Florida home. “It was emotionally such a tremendous moment. It was justification for all the work I’ve done.” How McIntyre ended up finding the New Guinea ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

ISHAM 3rd Course in Veterinary Mycology
3rd ISHAM-International Veterinary Mycology Course, Department of Parasitology, Mycology, Dermatology, Ecole Nationale V étérinaire d’Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, FranceCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - April 24, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Building resilient rural livelihoods is key to helping Yemen
Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Dairy cattle seek shade. Credit: FAO/Chedly KayouliBy José Graziano da SilvaROME, Apr 24 2017 (IPS)People in Yemen are currently suffering from the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.More than 17 million people around Yemen’s rugged landscape are acutely food insecure, and the figure is likely to increase as the ongoing conflict continues to erode the ability to grow, import, distribute and pay for food. More than 7 million people are on the verge of famine, while the rest are marginally meeting the minimum day-to-day nutritional needs thanks to external humanitarian and livelihoods ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Jose Graziano da Silva Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Democracy Development & Aid Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Middle East & North Africa Peace Poverty & SDGs Food and Agriculture Source Type: news

Elsevier selected to publish Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced that it will be the new publisher of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia beginning in the spring of 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kenya: Key Myths That Allow Rabies to Thrive
[Nation] The death of a little girl last year left an indelible mark on us, as practising veterinary surgeons. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Animal pharma company plans big underground manufacturing facility in KC
One of the world ’s largest independent veterinary pharmaceutical companies will open a 150,000-square-foot facility in Kansas City. Virbac Corp., based in Fort Worth, Texas, will consolidate its North American warehousing and distribution into a new underground facility at Hunt Midwest’s SubTropolis. The compa ny plans to occupy the site this month and be fully operational before the end of 2017. It's unclear how many jobs the facility will create. “By bringing processes and people together… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Ivaoes Animal Health Launches New Anesthetic Product, Rapanofal(TM) (Propofol Emulsion Injection), the only FDA-approved Propofol Product Formulation Indicated for Use in Cats and Dogs
Rapanofal™ (Propofol Emulsion Injection, 10mg/ml) is the first product of many to come in the Ivaoes Animal Health pipeline of companion animal specialty products, to be launched in the US veterinary healthcare market MIAMI, April 17, 2017 -- (Healthcar... Biopharmaceuticals, Product Launch Ivaoes Animal Health, Tri-Source Pharma, Rapanofal, Propofol (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New veterinary clinic owners ready for growth
Omar Razek grew up around Chisholm Trail Animal Hospital and its long-time owners. He says he was probably three years old when he met Dan and Jill Thompson, and the two families have been friends for years. Razek’s wife, Kelly, has worked off and on at the Park City veterinary clinic since 2005 and has been a veterinarian there since 2012. Now, the couple are settling into their new role as owners of the business. The Razeks purchased the business from the Thompsons earlier this year. Dan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

New veterinary clinic owners ready for growth
Omar Razek grew up around Chisholm Trail Animal Hospital and its long-time owners. He says he was probably three years old when he met Dan and Jill Thompson, and the two families have been friends for years. Razek’s wife, Kelly, has worked off and on at the Park City veterinary clinic since 2005 and has been a veterinarian there since 2012. Now, the couple are settling into their new role as owners of the business. The Razeks purchased the business from the Thompsons earlier this year. Dan… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 14, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Josh Heck Source Type: news

Look to lactate to help predict ill cats' prognoses, Penn Vet study says
(University of Pennsylvania) Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine performed a retrospective study of cats treated in the intensive care unit of Penn's Ryan Hospital. In cats with low blood pressure, the researchers found that animals with a normal level of lactate, a byproduct of metabolism under low-oxygen conditions, were more likely to survive to discharge than those with high lactate levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments
Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday the following appointments to state boards and commissions: Gregory Vardaman, Arkadelphia, as Circuit Judge of the Ninth East Judicial Circuit, Division 1. Term begins May 1, 2017 and expires Dec. 31, 2018. Replaces Judge Robert McCallum. Hugh Finkelstein, Little Rock, as District Judge of Little Rock District Court, Department 1. Term begins May 1, 2017 and expires Dec. 31, 2018. Replaces Judge Alice Lightle. Johnnie Copeland, Mountain Home, as District Judge of Fulton County District Court, Salem Department. Term begins May 1, 2017 and expires Dec. 31, 2018. Replaces Judge Jim Short....
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 11, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

World Must Act Now on Lake Chad Basin Crisis: FAO DG Graziano da Silva
Lake Chad Basin: a crisis rooted in hunger, poverty and lack of rural development. Credit: FAOBy Eva DonelliROME, Apr 11 2017 (IPS)Food assistance is a priority and the only way to prevent the crisis from worsening in the Lake Chad Basin, is to support food production according to José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. “We need to take action now and there is no doubt that hungry people need food, but an emergency approach doesn’t tackle the roots”, he said in a press conference following his three day visit to some of the affected a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Eva Donelli Tags: Africa Aid Armed Conflicts Combating Desertification and Drought Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Veterinary professionals need to change how they connect with their clients
When advising on animal health and welfare, veterinarians often struggle to engage with the motivational needs of their clients. New research has shown a change is needed in how veterinarians communicate with and advise animal owners, to promote engagement with their advice and protect the animals in their care. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 5, 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

Vet School academic to feature on new programme for humans and their dogs
A dog behaviour expert from the University of Bristol ’ s Vet School is the scientist on a new television series that starts today [Wednesday 5 April], which pits dog owners and their four-legged friends against each other in a series of challenges. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news