Virtual Imaging debuts veterinary DR system
Canon USA subsidiary Virtual Imaging has unveiled its RadPro Omnera 50 veterinary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Canon offers new DR products at RSNA 2015 Virtual Imaging adds to management Canon takes stake in DNA testing firm Canon launches RadPro Omnera DR system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Grazing towards sustainability
The first international Global Farm Platform conference hosted by the University of Bristol this week [12 to 15 January] will highlight the benefits of utilising pasture and robust cows over high-yield, intensive systems. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

How can livestock produce food that is better for the people and the planet?
An internationally renowned panel of speakers will share their perspectives on what role livestock can and should play in ensuring global food security and answer audience questions at a free event next week [Tuesday 12 January]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 6, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila to acquire select animal health brands from Zoetis
Zydus operates its veterinary business through Zydus Animal Health. The company did not disclose the financial details of the deal. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lifestyle switching -- Bacillus cereus is able to resist certain antibiotic therapies
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The pathogenic bacterium Bacillus cereus causes vomiting and diarrhoea as well as systemic and local infections. A team from the Vetmeduni Vienna has reported for the first time that B. cereus, following contact with certain antibiotics, can switch into a special slowed-down mode. The bacteria then form small colony variants (SVCs) that are difficult to diagnose and almost impossible to treat with certain antibiotics. This discovered mechanism may provide an alternative explanation for antibiotic resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 28, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stroking helps calves develop a better relationship with humans and increases weight gain
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Gentle interactions improve the relationship between humans and animals. In a recent study published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna show that calves that were stroked by people early in their life gained weight more quickly than animals that were not stroked. This can be of commercial value for farmers, as cows produce more milk if they had a higher weight gain as calves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

FDA Enforcement: Protecting Consumers and Enhancing Public Confidence
By: Howard Sklamberg, J.D. and Michael R. Taylor, J.D. Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, companies producing food, including dietary supplement products, for American consumers have a legal responsibility to make them safe. Most companies take this responsibility seriously. FDA will work collaboratively with companies that are making a good faith effort to produce safe products and meet regulatory requirements. The case involves Raw Deal, Inc., a manufacturer of dietary supplements based in Flanders, N.J. On September 9, Raw Deal’s owner and president, Barry Steinlight, pled guilty to one count of con...
Source: Mass Device - December 22, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog FDA Source Type: news

Clifton Park Veterinary Clinic Supports Quest for Grace Charity Foundation
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 21, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gene controls stress hormone production in macaques
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Certain genes, such as the so-called COMT gene, are thought to play a role in determining our stress response. Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna and the University of Vienna have now studied this gene in macaques and have shown that a specific variant of the gene is associated with higher excretion of the stress hormone cortisol. The gene variant may also influence social rank among the animals. The results were published Hormones and Behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Spay Cats by Five Months to Save More Lives
A project in northern Maine that encouraged pet owners to get their cats spayed by five months of age, instead of waiting until the traditional six months of age to have "pets" altered, proved that it is possible to reduce shelter intakes and save lives while not spending a penny more to do so. It is time to take note. Fix Felines by Five a project of Marian's Dream Foundation, was developed to both engage veterinarians and educate the public to act upon what is fully understood about the reproductive cycles of cats; they can get pregnant when they are five months old, give birth when they are seven months old a...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 16, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

International Veterinary Congress
April 18-20, 2016, London, UK. This conference will focus on a wide array of topics including veterinary research, veterinary medicine, food animal, veterinary forensics, avian and exotics, animal reproduction and genetics, animal welfare, clinical veterinary, veterinary economics, recent developments, veterinary care and management, and animal models and testing. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - December 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Veterinarian Dr. Sarah Sylla Joins Greenfield Veterinary Clinic
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - December 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canine Flu Has Dog Owners Wondering if Fido Needs a Vaccine
A vaccine is conditionally approved for H3N2, which showed up in 25 states. But veterinarians are not recommending the vaccine for every dog. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Avian Influenza Veterinary Medicine Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Dog Owners Wondering if Fido Needs a Flu Shot
A vaccine is conditionally approved for H3N2 canine flu, seen in 25 states. But veterinarians are not recommending the shot for every dog. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Avian Influenza Veterinary Medicine Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

WHO Director-General addresses conference on dog-mediated rabies
Honourable ministers, colleagues at OIE and FAO, members of the Global Alliance for Rabies Control, experts in the veterinary and public health sciences, ladies and gentlemen, Rabies belongs in the history books. This event will help put it there. (Source: WHO Director-General speeches)
Source: WHO Director-General speeches - December 10, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: epidemiology [subject], surveillance, rabies [subject], rabies [subject], vaccines [subject], vaccine, vaccine safety, vaccine quality, Speech [doctype] Source Type: news

The World's First In Vitro Puppies Are Here, And We're In Love
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

First litter of puppies to be born through IVF – video
A professor from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Alexander J. Travis, explains the conservation benefits behind the first litter of puppies born through IVF. The healthy delivery of the dogs by caesarean section on 10 July marks a success that has eluded scientists since efforts began in the mid-1970s. The procedure could transform attempts to save endangered dog species, and potentially help prevent the genetic disorders that afflict so many breeds Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 9, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Animals Science Reproduction IVF Dogs Pets Biology Life and style World news Source Type: news

See the First-Ever IVF Puppies
There’s a sober and scientific way to react to the news that a group of researchers has produced a litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization (IVF), and that is to read the published paper, evaluate the benefits of the work and consider what its future applications could be. Then there’s the other way, which is closer to: “Ooooh, puppies! I bet they’re so cute!” OK, so maybe I’m part of that second group, but there’s a lot to be said for the first approach too, as the study—which was just published on the open-access site PLoS One—makes clear. Even in a world in w...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - December 9, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized animals Biology canines Dogs Genetic Engineering Genetics in vitro fertiliztion IVF reproduction Source Type: news

On the Science and Ethics of Keeping Polar Bears In Captivity
A version of the following article originally appeared in International Bear News (Summer 2015, vol. 24 no. 2). International Bear News is a trade publication of the International Association for Bear Research and Management and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Bear Specialist Group. As zoos in Toronto and Columbus, Ohio continue to provide intensive care to surviving captive-born polar bear cubs, the larger zoo community continues to advance efforts to build an insurance population in the event that climate change renders the Arctic inhospitable to polar bears. Bear researchers and managers are so...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Meet Vincent, the Cat With the Titanium Legs
High-tech prosthetics are giving disabled shelter kitty new mobility, veterinary surgeons say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diamondback Drugs Welcomes New President, Fabian McCarthy
National veterinary compounding pharmacy to benefit from the leadership of Fabian McCarthy(PRWeb December 08, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/veterinary-pharmacy/announces-new-president/prweb13113265.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Free online resource launched for evidence-based veterinary medicine
A free online teaching and learning resource aimed at making evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) accessible to the veterinary profession worldwide has been launched by the EBVM Learning Consortium. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 7, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

New radio series explores animal welfare and animal rights
What is the moral status of animals? This question is one that can polarise and divide and will be addressed in a unique way by Christine Nicol, Professor of Animal Welfare at the University of Bristol as part a four-part series called Would You Eat an Alien?, on BBC Radio 4 starting this week [Wednesday 9 December]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 7, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program
This 12-month residency program is open to second-, third-, and fourth-year medical, dental, and veterinary students. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - December 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gates Foundation funds UMass Amherst research on deadly African cattle disease
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced a three-year, $478,000 grant to Samuel Black, professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, to work with an international team developing a vaccine to control and cure trypanosomiasis, a fatal disease of cattle in sub-Saharan Africa and a major obstacle to raising livestock there. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 7, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Discovery of stress-induced emotional fever in fish
Fish react emotionally to stress, indicating a degree of consciousness, a ground-breaking new study, led by scientists at the University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture and co-authored by Professor Toby Knowles of the University of Bristol, has found. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 4, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Scientists investigated molecular processes for targeted dog cancer therapy
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Dogs get cancer, just like humans. Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna are now exploring the molecular basis of cancer progression in canine cell lines. A research team led by Sabine Macho-Maschler has investigated the activation of genetic regulatory mechanisms in canine cells and found both matches as well as differences compared to man. Thy study was published in the journal BMC Genomics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 4, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does veterinary case point the way to telemedicine’s next legal battleground?
This week the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a case about veterinary medicine delivered via email. In the case, a 69-year-old veterinarian named Ron Hines is suing the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners over a Texas law that makes it illegal for veterinarians to give advice over the internet or telephone without first conducting […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 1, 2015 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Consumer Government/Regulation free speech Supreme Court TelaDoc telemedicine Texas State Medical Board veterinary medicine Source Type: news

Dogs needed for study to investigate neck pain
Owners of one of the UK’s most popular dog breeds, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, are being asked by researchers at the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences to take part in a study to investigate a novel method of assessing neck pain in dogs. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 1, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

PNR Staff Travel to APHA 2015
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in Chicago, where I got to meet the people behind some of the resources I teach about a present a poster about the Response and Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN) app and project, led by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. The meeting kicked off with a powerful opening general session featured several speakers, including U.S. Surgeon Dr. General Vivek Murthy, who spoke about the National Prevention Council, known as one of the crown jewels of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Murthy’s talk set...
Source: Dragonfly - November 30, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Source Type: news

Radnor Veterinary Hospital Urges Pet Owners to Prepare Now for Winter Weather
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic Warns Cold Weather Not Sufficient Heartworm Prevention
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New and presumably tick-borne bacterium discovered in an Austrian fox
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Ticks can transmit various diseases to people and animals. Some well-known diseases spread by ticks include tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) and Lyme disease. Researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna are hot on the trail of pathogens carried by ticks. The parasitologists recently discovered a new form of the bacterium Candidatus Neoehrlichia in a red fox from Austrian. The pathogen might also be transmittable to humans. The results were published in the journal Parasites & Vectors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 27, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Mystery Of Alaska's Sea Otter Deaths Continue To Baffle Scientists
An unusually high number of sick or dying sea otters has washed onto the shores of Alaska’s southern coast this year. But despite the efforts of many baffled scientists to find an answer, the exact cause of the die-off remains unknown. More than 250 sick or dead sea otters have turned up on beaches in the Kachemak Bay region this year. Joel Garlich-Miller, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, told Hakai Magazine that this number is more than double 2014’s -- which had already been a “higher than average” figure. Based on the symptoms of the otters that have been found, scientists bel...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) The article was led by ICN2 researchers in colaboration with UAB researchers, within the POC4PETS European Project, aimed to improving the speed and accuracy of current diagnostics for veterinary pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 25, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Winnie The Pooh's Skull Is Here To Destroy Your Childhood
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Feline Leukemia on the Rise Warns White Oaks Veterinary Clinic
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Review examines the extent of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from horses
Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses and other companion animals, and how such resistance might impact human health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program
This 12-month residency program is open to second-, third-, and fourth-year medical, dental, and veterinary students. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Review examines the extent of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from horses
(Wiley) Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses and other companion animals, and how such resistance might impact human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anti-GMO Groups Pledge Legal Action to Block FDA Approval of GMO Salmon
The first genetically engineered animal approved for consumption could be on your dinner table within two years if anti-GMO groups do not succeed in their attempts to block it. After languishing in regulatory purgatory for almost 20 years, an Atlantic salmon whose genes have been tweaked to grow twice as fast and on less food as farm-raised conventional varieties, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Within minutes of the announced approval, the Center for Food Safety posted on its website that it was assembling a coalition of anti-GMO activists to try to block the decision. "The FDA has thoroughly analyz...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ketamine: Facts, Effects and Hazards
Find out the effects and the hazards associated with ketamine, a drug used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and as a hallucinogenic recreational drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Beagles bred with muscular dystrophy offer ‘hope of a human cure’
Vets studying the muscle-wasting disease in dogs say new drugs being tested could halt its progress in humansAt first glance, the beagles running round the enclosure of the Royal Veterinary College look typical of the breed. Inquisitive and affectionate, the dogs rush from visitor to visitor, anxious to play and make contact. Endearing behaviour like this has made the beagle one of Britain’s most popular breeds.But closer scrutiny shows something unusual: some beagles look a little clumsy and weak on their paws. Occasionally one will stagger or stop in its tracks. The cause of this behaviour is straightforward. The d...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie science editor Tags: Medical research UK news Science Dogs Animals Life and style World news Source Type: news

Diamondback Drugs Has Selected a $1,000 Grand Prize Winner in The...
Diamondback Drugs is pleased to announce their selection of Shirley Chu, DVM as the winner of this year’s Diamondback Drugs / VCS...(PRWeb November 11, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/VCS-scholarship/veterinary-medicine/prweb13074846.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Pets Help You Live Longer and Happier?
By John Swartzberg How dogs and cats may help your heart. Back when she was younger and friskier, I used to bring my golden retriever with me to the UC Berkeley campus for some of my lectures. She'd plop her furry frame down next to me while I was speaking and flash her classic "golden smile" at the hall full of students. There's nothing scientific to this, of course, but I'm quite certain that everyone in my class was much more happy when she was around than when I came to class without her. (Sometimes I think they would have preferred that she ran the class!) Pets make people happy. It's hard to argue with thi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adam Equipment to Exhibit Balances, Scales and Moisture Analysers at...
Products for laboratory, medical, fitness and veterinary applications will be on display at stand A27, Hall 1 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds(PRWeb November 09, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/11/prweb13065600.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Amazing Science Behind Pets That Find Their Way Home
A pity you can’t ask a dog for the shortest route home when you’re lost—or a cat or a seabird or a tortoise or a dung beetle, for that matter. Because if you could ask any of them how to get pretty much anywhere, odds are they’d know a lot more than you think. Animal navigation has long been something of a black box for scientists. The mystery of how nonhumans—without benefit of maps, language or GPS—manage to find their way from place to place, often over very great distances, presented itself anew recently when a dog walked 11 miles from its new home to return to a former foster owner....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized animal behavior animals cats Dogs magnetic fields navigation scent Source Type: news

Network to foster the best in animal welfare research
BBSRC has pledged over £100,000 to establish a network that will foster collaboration within the UK animal welfare research community. The network will be headed by one of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour, Professor Mike Mendl from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 6, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Dog Eat Sugarfree Gum
This article originally appeared on Fortune.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: lucywangtime Tags: Uncategorized animals Source Type: news