Foundation fellowships deadline 1 June 2016
Applications are open for our foundation fellowships with a deadline of 5pm, Wednesday 1 June 2016. Foundation fellowships are our first postdoctoral awards for basic scientists and non-medical PhD students (including nurse & allied health professionals and veterinary surgeons). These awards aim to retain the best postdoctoral researchers in areas of research relevant to musculoskeletal disease and provide an opportunity for fellows to develop independent research ideas at an early stage in their career. At the time of application candidates should be in the final year of PhD training, or within one year of completin...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 7, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Brian Pritchard Jones, 1929-2015
Brian Jones, who was the University Sub-Librarian with responsibility for the libraries of the Medical, Dental and Veterinary Schools until his retirement in 1989, has died aged 86. This memorial is written by Alexa and Alison Jones, together with former and current Library staff. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries, Staff notices Source Type: news

Online forecast maps warns sheep farmers about risk of nematodirosis in lambs
With spring fast approaching the parasite Nematodirus is a deadly threat to the lives of lambing flocks. An online risk forecast could help UK sheep farmers assess the risk of outbreaks of the parasite in their lambs and take action before it is too late. The forecast maps will be updated daily to track changes in risk throughout the spring and early summer and include treatment and management advice. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Newly found genomic causes of severe compulsiveness in dogs could aid study of human OCD
Research led by investigators in veterinary and human medicine has identified genetic pathways that exacerbate severity of canine compulsive disorder in Doberman pinschers, a discovery that could lead to better therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder in people. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Newly found genomic causes of severe compulsiveness in dogs could aid study of human OCD
(Tufts University) Research led by investigators in veterinary and human medicine has identified genetic pathways that exacerbate severity of canine compulsive disorder in Doberman pinschers, a discovery that could lead to better therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder in people. The discovery appears online in advance of print on Feb. 29, 2016, in the International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Survey of occupational hazards in Minnesota veterinary practices in 2012 - Fowler HN, Holzbauer SM, Smith KE, Scheftel JM.
OBJECTIVE To identify the scope of occupational hazards encountered by veterinary personnel and compare hazard exposures between veterinarians and technicians working in small and large animal practices. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. POPULATION Licensed v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

MediVet Biologics to Host Biologics Symposium at Western Veterinary...
MediVet Biologics, a leader in veterinary regenerative medicine & biologic solutions, will host a symposium on Tuesday March 8th from 8:00 AM PST – Noon PST during the 2016 Western Vet Conference.(PRWeb February 22, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/02/prweb13228156.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When the immune system promotes tumor growth
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) The immune system plays an important role in the prevention of cancer. So-called Natural killer cells are innate immune cells and responsible for the elimination of cancerous cells. Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna have now discovered that NK cells can switch and promote tumor growth, with STAT5 acting as the key regulator. Drugs targeting STAT5 may therefore boost tumor growth. The study was published in Cancer Discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Have you rehomed a dog in the last six months?
People who have adopted a dog in the last six months are being asked by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences to take part in a survey about their decisions and how they came to choose the dog which they adopted. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 17, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Well: Fat Cats on a Diet: Will They Still Love You?
Cats don’t hold a grudge if you limit their food to help them slim down, a new study shows. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 16, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Cats Obesity Well Pets Veterinary Medicine Weight Featured Source Type: news

Well: Fat Cats on a Diet: Will They Still Love You?
Cats don’t hold a grudge if you limit their food to help them slim down, a new study shows. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Cats Obesity Well Pets Veterinary Medicine Weight Featured Source Type: news

Well: Fat Cats on a Diet: Will They Still Love You?
Cats don’t hold a grudge if you limit their food to help them slim down, a new study shows. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Cats Obesity Well Pets Veterinary Medicine Weight Featured Source Type: news

Slavery carried bilharzia parasites from West Africa to the Caribbean, genomics confirms
(Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) In Scientific Reports, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Imperial College London and Royal Veterinary College scientists used the full DNA sequences of Schistosoma mansoni parasites from Africa and the French Caribbean to discover the flatworm's origins, map its historic transmission and identify the secrets of its success in infecting human beings. Their findings show how the 16-19th Century slave trade transported the disease, which kills more than 11,000 people every year, from Africa to Guadeloupe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Penn study: Visualizing a parasite crossing the blood brain barrier
(University of Pennsylvania) Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and colleagues from across the country have identified how the parasite Toxoplasma gondii makes its way across the blood-brain barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 15, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Small Animal Issues in Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/20/2016This 60-minute course describes possible animal medical conditions after each type of disaster, unique considerations for service animals, pet sheltering and the implications of displaced or abandoned animals, response partners, and small animal quarantine. This course is part of a series of veterinary medical educational modules that are available at https://www.mrc.train.org/ and searching for "veterinary." (Text) Site require...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Veterinary Support to Zoological Animals in Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/15/2016This 60-minute course provides the National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT) responder with an overview of zoos as facilities, what types of disasters commonly impact zoos and their collections, and how NVRTs can provide support to local responders. It discusses how the incident command system is used in response to a zoo animal disaster, and how to select appropriate capture/restraint equipment for zoo animals. This course is part of a se...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Zoonotic Disease Overview
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/15/2016This 60-minute course offers an overview of common zoonotic diseases. It is designed to assist participants' understanding of the zoonoses they are most likely to encounter when acting in the capacity of a veterinary emergency responder. Some zoonotic diseases are among the most common diseases affecting people. This course is part of a series of veterinary medical educational modules that are available at https://www.mrc.train.org/ and s...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Arthropod Vectors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/15/2016This 60-minute course will help veterinary technicians and veterinarians be prepared to recognize and identify key arthropod vectors and the diseases they transmit in a field setting. It describes the health risks related to arthropod vectors during disasters, lists potential steps to minimize risks of arthropod vector-borne diseases, and identifies the key species of ticks and their public health impacts. This course is part of a series ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Laboratory Animal Sample Collection
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/15/2016This 60-minute course provides an introduction to collecting laboratory samples from common laboratory animal species. There are instances when lab samples must be collected to assist in diagnostic evaluations. Some sample collection methods and techniques mirror that of domestic animals, although when dealing with lab animals, there are sometimes unique procedures practices to reach the same outcomes. This course is part of a series of v...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Large Animal Issues in Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/15/2016This 60-minute course provides an overview of issues to be considered when dealing with large animals in an emergency situation. There are specific requirements, such as housing, food, and water, that may be challenging for the responder to address. Specific mitigation strategies, such as handling, containment, and food animal treatments, must be considered. This course is part of a series of veterinary medical educational modules that ar...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Large Animal First Aid
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/15/2016This 60-minute course provides emergency and disaster responders the tools to be able to identify if a large animal is having a medical problem, and provides them the knowledge to be able to administer basic first aid. It focuses on basic first aid concepts and techniques related to animal first aid. This course is part of a series of veterinary medical educational modules that are available at https://www.mrc.train.org/ and searching for...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Small Animal First Aid
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/15/2016This 60-minute course focuses on basic first aid concepts and techniques related to small animal first aid. It identifies normal versus abnormal physical exam parameters in the dog and cat, and discusses how to perform a full physical exam and administer basic first aid. This course is part of a series of veterinary medical educational modules that are available at https://www.mrc.train.org/ and searching for "veterinary." (Text...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Small Animal Basic Life Support
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/15/2016This 60-minute course provides the participant with the knowledge and skills to recognize the warning signs and risk factors of impending cardiopulmonary arrest in animals, understand cardiopulmonary resuscitation, demonstrate awareness of recommended compression/ventilation techniques, and recognize the importance of training sessions in basic life support for team members. This course is part of a series of veterinary medical educationa...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Veterinary Medical Support to Working Dogs
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/14/2016This 60-minute course provides information about the various jobs and personalities of working dogs, the variety of conditions under which handlers and their dogs may be deployed, and aspects of handler and canine preparedness. It describes how to provide preventative care, and discusses highlights regarding weapons of mass destruction/chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive theaters. This course is part of a series of ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Veterinary Issues in Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/14/2016This 60-minute course provides information on the human-animal bond; public health concerns after a disaster; a veterinarian's role in foreign animal diseases and bioterrorism; and basic veterinary triage, CPR, and safe animal handling. It discusses how to identify potential public health concerns following a disaster, and safely handle animals and provide emergency care in austere conditions. This course is part of a series of veterinary...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Veterinary Disaster Triage
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/14/2016This 60-minute course provides information about how to understand the concept of disaster triage, recognize the differences between veterinary triage and human triage, and recognize the different types of disaster triage practiced. It discusses demonstrating familiarity with the modified Glasgow Coma Score, and being able to integrate into a triage system already being used, or perform initial triage. This course is part of a series of v...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

OrthoCor picked up by veterinary med device firm Caerus Corp
Non-invasive medical device maker OrthoCor said yesterday it was acquired by veterinary-focused medical device firm Caerus Corp, who said the company will remain independent and focused on the orthopedic market. OrthoCor’s flagship product is its Active System, which uses pulsed electromagnetic field technology to reduce joint pain and restore physical function to patients, the company said. “This unique partnership will allow us to take OrthoCor’s technology into new pain management markets while improving the quality of patient care with more diversified product offerings. We plan to leverage our existi...
Source: Mass Device - February 10, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Orthopedics Pain Management Caerus Corp OrthoCor Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Canine Decontamination
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/12/2016This 60-minute course provides information on canine-specific factors with respect to hazardous material (hazmat) exposure, including chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR); and decontamination procedures for canines exposed to and/or contaminated with hazardous materials. It also provides human safety guidelines, decontamination systems and designs, and recommended equipment lists. This course is part of a series of veterinary medi...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Equine Decontamination
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/12/2016This 60-minute course provides information on equine-specific factors with respect to hazardous material (hazmat exposure, including chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR); and decontamination procedures for equines exposed to and/or contaminated by hazardous materials. It also provides human safety guidelines, decontamination systems and designs, and recommended equipment lists. This course is part of a series of veterinary medical...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Assessment of Veterinary Issues in Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management, National Veterinary Response Team. 01/11/2016This 60-minute course is designed to provide veterinary responders with an understanding of basic disaster assessment, the components of a disaster assessment, and the methods used to make such an assessment. It discusses the role of both initial assessment and ongoing assessments, discusses data collection methods, and identifies the keys to successful assessment. This course is part of a series of veterinary medical educational modules ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: When animals attack...humans are largely to blame
Large animal attacks on humans are relatively rare. Though they are overblown in the media, a new study shows that half of such attacks are a result of risky human behavior. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

The Assembly Line Enzymology of Polyketide Biosynthesis
Polyketides are a structurally and functionally diverse family of bioactive natural products that have found widespread application as pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and veterinary medicines. In bacteria complex polyketides are biosynthesized by giant multifunctional megaenzymes, termed modular polyketide synthases (PKSs), which construct their products in a highly coordinated assembly line-like fashion from a pool of simple precursor substrates. Not only is the multifaceted enzymology of PKSs a fascinating target for study, but it also presents considerable opportunities for the reengineering of these systems affording a...
Source: Springer protocols feed by Protein Science - February 6, 2016 Category: Biochemistry Source Type: news

Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals: March 17-18, Davis, CA
The 3rd Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals will be held March 17-18, 2016, in Davis, CA at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. This symposium will bring together experts in animal behavior and welfare to address common issues in trying to achieve the mandate for social housing for social species. The agenda includes talks and breakout sessions on both days so that participants have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and special issues they are facing at their own institutions with the experts and their peers. (Source: OLAW News)
Source: OLAW News - February 2, 2016 Category: Research Authors: hamptonl Source Type: news

You can teach an old dog new tricks
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Aging affects the cognitive abilities of dogs, as a recent study by the Clever Dog Lab of the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna shows. A team of scientists studied dogs of different ages working on a specially designed touchscreen and discovered that although all dogs were capable of learning, older dogs learnt more slowly than younger ones. No age-related differences were found regarding long-term memory. The results were published in the journal Age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Merial Appoints Susan Sholtis as President, North America
DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 1, 2016 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, today announced the appointment of Susan Sholtis as President of its North American operations. Sholtis rejoins the company after a serie... Biopharmaceuticals, Veterinary, PersonnelMerial, Sanofi (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 1, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Legalizing the Sale of Rhino Horn May Only Endanger the Animals More
MoreSee What Happened to the Animals on the Original Endangered Species ListAfrican Lions to Be Protected as Endangered SpeciesSee 50 of the World’s Most Endangered Monuments Before They’re Gone When South Africa’s high court overturned a six-year ban on the domestic sale of rhinoceros horn January 20, it reignited a simmering debate over the best way to save the iconic, and threatened, African animal. Should rhino horn, like elephant ivory, be completely banned from the market, or should the horns, which can be harvested in a painless process that leaves the rhino alive, be sold at a profit in order to...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Cape Town Tags: Uncategorized Asia black market animal CITES Poaching rhino horn South Africa Wildlife Trafficking Source Type: news

Pet Got A Cold? This Hot Vet Will Make Fido Feel Purr-fect Again
Dr. Feelgood, indeed. Meet Dr. Evan Antin, a 31-year-old veterinarian you want to cuddle with as badly as your favorite four-legged friend. A photo posted by Evan Antin (@dr.evanantin) on Nov 5, 2015 at 12:21pm PST A photo posted by Evan Antin (@dr.evanantin) on Dec 22, 2015 at 12:45pm PST The California-based vet was named Sexiest Beast Charmer alive by People magazine in its 2015 Sexiest Man Alive issue. “I thought it was pretty funny,” Antin told WABC soon after he received the title. “I've always strived to be the sexiest something, and so I'm glad it could be a vet." A photo posted by Evan ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National Veterinary Pharmacy, Diamondback Drugs, Announces 2016...
Arizona-based Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy Continues to Expand Outreach Efforts With the Announcement of This Year’s Conference...(PRWeb January 19, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/compounding-pharmacy/pet-medications/prweb13170527.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Bird Flu Kills 3.3 Million Birds in 24 States
[Daily Trust] Kano -Katsina, Adamawa Bayelsa and Ebonyi are the latest states affected by bird flu, bringing the total number of states affected since last year to 24. According to the latest data obtained from the Department of Veterinary and Disease Control of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, 96 local government areas have recorded the outbreak while estimated 2.5 million birds have been depopulated and buried. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Simulator-based training in veterinary medicine
Skills training of veterinary students is increasingly based on teaching simulators. This does not only allow a reduction of animal-based interventions but provides students with an opportunity for repeated and stress-free training sessions. Researchers have demonstrated that simulator-based training can be extremely efficient to achieve learning outcomes in veterinary gynaecology. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Simulator-based training in veterinary medicine
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Skills training of veterinary students is increasingly based on teaching simulators. This does not only allow a reduction of animal-based interventions but provides students with an opportunity for repeated and stress-free training sessions. Researchers at Vetmeduni Vienna have demonstrated that simulator-based training can be extremely efficient to achieve learning outcomes in veterinary gynaecology. The results were recently published in the scientific journals Theriogenology and Reproduction in Domestic Animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UAMS Seeks OK for Feasibility Study of Dental School
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences wants to study the feasibility of adding a dental school, the state's first, and on Friday a legislative council will decide whether to authorize $50,000 for the study. On Tuesday, the Legislative Council's review subcommittee backed a plan by UAMS to use $50,000 in private donations for the first phase of a feasibility study by the Academy for Academic Leadership of Atlanta. UAMS spokesperson Leslie Taylor said if the university receives final legislative approval for the study on Friday, it will proceed with the feasibility study, which could take six months....
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 15, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - Veterinary Council Tasks Poultry Farmers
[Vanguard] Abuja -The Veterinary Council of Nigeria, VCN, has urged poultry farm owners to put in place preventive measures to stop any form of penetration of the multi-mammate rat (Mastomys natalensis) , carrier of the deadly Lassa fever virus into their farms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kangaroo in 'grieving' photos may have killed while trying to mate, scientist says
Dr Derek Spielman, a senior lecturer in veterinary pathology, says it is ‘gross misunderstanding’ to think kangaroo was cradling dying mate Far from “mourning the loss of his mate”, the male kangaroo pictured in “heartbreaking” viral photographs with its injured female “companion” might have been responsible for her death while attempting to mate with her, experts say.The images, taken on a bushland property in River Heads, Queensland, Australia, show a male eastern grey kangaroo holding the head of a dying female, in front of her joey. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt Tags: Animal behaviour Animals World news Australia news Wildlife Environment Queensland Source Type: news

MediVet Biologics Completes Initial Cancer Trial Utilizing...
MediVet Biologics, a leader in Veterinary Regenerative Medicine and Biologics Solutions, announced the closing of its Canine Autologous Cancer Vaccine Trial.(PRWeb January 11, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13159020.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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