Corrupted cocaine making skin rot
Four fifths of cocaine sold in Britain has been cut with veterinary dewormer (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: dewormer cocaine drug abuse Source Type: news

Acres Mill Veterinary Clinic Seeks to Raise Awareness About Canine Influenza
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 14, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Industry day will highlight Bristol’s pharmaceutical and biotech expertise
The University of Bristol will showcase its world-leading biomedical, healthcare and veterinary research expertise and facilities at an industry event in the Wills Memorial Building on Tuesday 15 September. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 11, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences Source Type: news

Down but not out -- inhibited Tyk2 retains anti-cancer activity
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Tyk2 has an important role in the defense against infections and cancer. Recent studies, have established that Tyk2 is strongly activated in certain types of cancer and that inhibition of its enzymatic activity stops cancer cell growth. A team from the Vetmeduni Vienna has now presented the first evidence that enzymatically inactive Tyk2 retains anti-cancer activity of immune cells in mice. Thus, Tyk2-inhibiting drugs do not impair the immune system's fight against cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Diamondback Drugs, National Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy, Launches...
Scottsdale, Arizona-based compounding veterinary pharmacy Diamondback Drugs is pleased to announce the launch of their new interactive...(PRWeb September 09, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/veterinary-pharmacy/diamondback-drugs/prweb12948422.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Idexx debuts cloud-based veterinarian PACS
Veterinary firm Idexx Laboratories has debuted Idexx Web PACS, a cloud-based...Read more on AuntMinnie.com (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Suicide in veterinarians and veterinary nurses in Australia: 2001-2012 - Milner AJ, Niven H, Page K, Lamontagne AD.
BACKGROUND: Whether veterinarians have an elevated suicide rate compared with the general population is controversial. METHODS: Reported cases of suicide among veterinarians and veterinary nurses in Australia over the period 2001 to 2012 were inves... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Ghana: Mofa Bans Transportation of Poultry From Bird Flu Areas
[Ghanaian Chronicle] Dr. Hannah Bisiw, Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture has told participants at a two-day veterinary training workshop about her Ministry's absolute ban on the transportation of poultry and poultry products from areas infected by the Avian Influenza (bird flu) into uninfected districts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 8, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sorry, But Your Cat Really Doesn't Need You Around
What does your cat think of you? Maybe not too much. A new study suggests that cats don't need their owners to feel secure and safe -- the way dogs do -- but rely on them mostly as a reliable source of food. Womp, womp. "Animal-human relationships may be built on different priorities--for dogs clearly safety and security are important, but this is not the case in cats," Dr. Daniel Mills, professor of veterinary behavioral medicine at the University of Lincoln in England and lead author of the study, told The Huffington Post in an email. "It seems cats are much more resource focused... I’m sur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

All About Cats Veterinary Hospital of Las Vegas to Offer New Acupuncture Service
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Firth Veterinary Hospital Offers Relief for Pets' Seasonal Allergy Symptoms
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 6, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Your Cat Doesn’t Need You, Study Finds
Your cat doesn’t really need you, new study suggests. According to a new study published in PLOS One journal, cats show little to no separation anxiety when they’re away from their owners and if/when they decide to stick around their human, it’s because they really want to. Researchers studied the behavior of 20 cats after being placed in an unfamiliar location with their owner and with a stranger. The results suggest that our feline friends show little to no signs of distress when left alone in strange environments. “Although our cats were more vocal when the owner rather than the stranger left the...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 4, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Animal Science animals Cat Science Cat Study cats Source Type: news

Bayer aims at $2.8B IPO for plastics unit Covestro
(Reuters) — Bayer‘s (ETR:BAYN) plastics maker Covestro aims to raise about €2.5 billion ($2.8 billion) with an initial public offering in the 4th quarter, sources said, leaving its parent to focus on drugs and pesticides. Bayer unveiled plans last year to split off the business, formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience, in a move which has improved its share valuation by removing the discount typically applied to diversified companies. The company said earlier this week that the the groundwork for the planned IPO is complete. In an “intention to float” notice today, Bayer sai...
Source: Mass Device - September 4, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Funding Roundup Bayer HealthCare Covestro Source Type: news

The Veterinary Cooperative Membership Tops 1 Billion in Revenue
Founded just three years ago, The Veterinary Cooperative (TVC) has now become the largest national cooperative serving veterinary clinics. Membership has doubled in the past 12 months alone to more...(PRWeb September 01, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/07/prweb12868284.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction Treated by Dessau Veterinary Clinic
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 30, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Namibia: Angolan Diplomatic Vehicle Ignores Animal Disease Control Measures
[Namibia Economist] A distressing incident happened last week at the veterinary control point on the Oshikango Ondangwa road just a short distance south of Ohangwena after the Eenhana turn-off. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MediVet Biologics Animal Health Secures Additional Laboratory Facility...
MediVet Biologics, a leader in Veterinary Regenerative Medicine & Biologic Solutions, announces today that a second US laboratory is to open in Manhattan, Kansas in early October, 2015.(PRWeb August 26, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12927371.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 28, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cameroon: 'Exposed Meat Attracts Airborne Bacterial Infections'
[Cameroon Tribune] Dr Prudencia Yensi Lawan, the North West Regional Head for Veterinary Services, explains the public health risks presented by meat sold by the roadside. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cameroon: Bamenda - Beware of Roadside Meat
[Cameroon Tribune] The sale of meat away from assigned municipal slabs is responsible for some of the cases of abortions in the city, says a veterinary expert. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

This Heartbreaking (And Graphic) Video Will Make You Rethink That Plastic Straw
The next time you reach for a straw to pop into your iced coffee, think of the turtle in the video below. A team of researchers was looking for turtles in Costa Rican waters last week when they came across an Olive Ridley sea turtle that appeared to be having trouble breathing. When they took a closer look, they saw a crusted, cylindrical object lodged in one of his nostrils. Using a set of pliers, one of the researchers tried to pull the object out, but it was much longer than they had expected. "In the beginning, we thought we were looking at some kind of parasite or epibiont," Christine Figgener...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Treatment-Resistant Lice Are Now In 25 States
Just in time for the new school year, head lice have become literal superbugs.   Lice have developed a high level of resistance to the most common over-the-counter treatments in 25 states, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. "If you overuse a product, over time, the selection pressure will cause insects to develop resistance to it," Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor of biological and environmental science at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and lead author of this ongoing research, told a group of journalists.  Head lice are most commonly treated with...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

To Fight Antibiotic Resistance, We Need Better Data on Antibiotic Use in Food-Animal Production
Scientists around the world, along with numerous organizations, including the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, have said that if we do not significantly reduce antibiotic use in humans and animals, these wonder drugs will soon lose their effectiveness. Action is needed from all stakeholders -- government leaders, the scientific community, the pharmaceutical industry, the agricultural industry and the general public -- to address this global threat. As I noted in an earlier blog, superbugs do not stay in silos -- they spread between livestock and people, between hospita...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New environmental risk assessment of veterinary antibiotics applications in livestock farming
A simple screening-based predicting procedure has been developed for region-specific environmental risks caused by veterinary antibiotics (VA). This procedure, called Usage Pattern-based Exposure Screening (UPES), makes use of utilization patterns of antibiotics in animal husbandry.  By improving targeting, it enables the identification of particularly problematic antibiotic substances. It also enables the implementation of more advanced risk prediction tests, for example with the help of soil and water analyses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

New environmental risk assessment of veterinary antibiotics applications
(Leuphana Universität Lüneburg) Sustainability Scientists at Leuphana University of Lueneburg have devised a simple screening-based predicting procedure for region-specific environmental risks caused by veterinary antibiotics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 17, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Angola: Huíla - Vets Worried About Contagion of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
[ANGOP] Lubango -The head of livestock divulgence department of veterinary services of Angola, Cláudia Dias, said on Thursday in Lubango city in the southern Huíla province that the government authorities are concerned about the spread of foot-and- mouth disease, a fact which led to conducting regular campaigns against the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Well: The Dog Days Can Be Deadly for Dogs
Owners need to be particularly attentive to potential signs of heatstroke when running or hiking with their pets. Their rise in body temperature can be sudden and dangerously severe. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 13, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: CAITLIN KELLY Tags: Well Pets Veterinary Medicine Heatstroke Water Dogs Featured Temperature Source Type: news

Well: The Dog Days Can Be Deadly for Dogs
Owners need to be particularly attentive to potential signs of heatstroke when running or hiking with their pets. Their rise in body temperature can be sudden and dangerously severe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CAITLIN KELLY Tags: Well Pets Veterinary Medicine Heatstroke Water Dogs Featured Temperature Source Type: news

Well: The Dog Days Can Be Deadly for Dogs
Owners need to be particularly attentive to potential signs of heatstroke when running or hiking with their pets. Their rise in body temperature can be sudden and dangerously severe. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - August 13, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: CAITLIN KELLY Tags: Well Pets Veterinary Medicine Heatstroke Water Dogs Featured Temperature Source Type: news

Rainbow Veterinary Hospital Encourages Travel Safety for Pets
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 9, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clifton Park Veterinary Clinic Announces September Open House and Fall Festival
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 9, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDAVoice: Need a guidance document? We’ve got you covered
By: Chris Mulieri, PMP We all understand the frustration of searching online for something and not finding it. The Food and Drug Administration recently helped end this problem by making it faster and easier to find our guidance documents—some of the most requested items on our website. Guidance documents represent FDA’s current thinking on a particular subject. Currently, there are about 3,100 of them – and the list is growing. FDA’s Web & Digital Media team and the Office of Information Management and Technology have created a dynamic search list on one site so you can go to just one page and ...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news

Biochemist announced as winner of BBC science writing competition
Emily Coyte, an assistant teacher from the School of Biochemistry, is one of the winners of an international science writing competition run in conjunction with BBC Focus magazine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 4, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Grants and Awards; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Biochemistry Source Type: news

Riding a horse is far more complex than riding simulators
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) For equestrian training you do not necessarily need a horse. Riding simulators to train the riders' skills have become available recently. Scientists of the Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria investigated possible differences between riding a horse and training with a simulator. The result: the simulator is less demanding and less complex than the horse, although simulator training can be initially stressful for riders. The study was published in the Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Scientists identify trouble spot in brain linked to learning difficulties in Down syndrome
New brain research has mapped a key trouble spot likely to contribute to intellectual disability in Down syndrome. In a paper published in Nature Neuroscience, scientists from the University of Bristol and UCL suggest the findings could be used to inform future therapies which normalise the function of disrupted brain networks in the condition. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International, Health; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Physiology and Pharmacology; Press Release Source Type: news

New Associate Dean of Social and Clinical Medicine
Sarah Purdy, Professor of Primary Care in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, has been appointed Associate Dean of Social and Clinical Medicine. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 3, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Announcements, Health, International, Research; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty Source Type: news

Yarmouth Veterinary Center Seeks to Educate Pet Owners about Storm Safety
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - August 2, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Not If These Equine Innovators Can Help It
Four years ago, Phil Yarbrough’s horse Mercedes broke her leg and ripped apart her knee while running in her pasture outside Atlanta. "She went over a hill, and she did not come back up," Yarbrough said. Conventional wisdom suggests that horses with broken legs can't be saved. Hundreds of racehorses with injured limbs are euthanized each year. In June, a horse named Helwan was euthanized after he broke a bone on the same track where, hours later, American Pharoah won the Triple Crown But Yarbrough wasn't willing to consider this fate for his horse. "She's like a kid to me," he said. Vete...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

National Veterinary Pharmacy Diamondback Drugs Continues to Expand...
Newly Hired Territory Managers Barry Burgess, Alyssa Mages and Kerrin Venafra Extend the Talent and Reach of Diamondback Drugs(PRWeb July 30, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/veterinary-pharmacy/pet-medications/prweb12877631.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 31, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sequent Unit set to buy Mumbai-based Lyka's veterinary business
Alivira Animal Health, a joint venture of Sequent Scientific and Shasun Pharmaceuticals, is set to buy the veterinary business of Mumbai-based Lyka Labs (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Solomons Veterinary Medical Center: "Senior Pets Can Still Have Surgery"
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - July 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best Friends Animal Hospital of Winnipeg Announces the Addition of Two New Veterinary Assistants to Practice
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - July 26, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sterile Human and Veterinary Compounded Drugs by Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance
If there is contamination in products intended to be sterile, patients are at risk of serious infections which may be life threatening. (Source: FDA MedWatch)
Source: FDA MedWatch - July 25, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Recall of Unexpired Sterile Human and Veterinary Compounded Drugs Due to Lack of Sterility Assurance
Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling human and veterinary sterile compounded drugs which are unexpired to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance. The company has not received any reports of product contamination or adverse events to date, and is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution following a recent inspection which identified an issue with sterility assurance. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 25, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Among Veterinary Medicine Students — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 2015
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 23, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Thursday, 23 July
The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Professor David Stuart, Nik Gowing and Chrissie Iles at degree ceremonies taking place today [23 July] in the Wills Memorial Building. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 23, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Alumni; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Geographical Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts, School of Humanities, Histor Source Type: news

Veterinary Medical & Surgical Hospital of Topeka Announces Addition of New Dental Radio Graphs
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - July 19, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Diarrhea in cats
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Diarrhea in cats can have several causes, with infections from single-cell intestinal parasites being a common explanation. Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna, studied nearly 300 cats in order to assess the presence and prevalence of parasitic species in Austria. The most common causative agents were Giardia. One species of Giardia that was found may also be transmissible to humans. The results of the study were published in the journal Parasitology Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Young researcher recognised for contribution to feline infectious disease research
A researcher from the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences has been awarded the European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) & Merial Young Scientist Award 2015 for her contribution to feline infectious disease research. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 15, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, International, Research; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Nature study adds new evidence linking brain mutation to autism, epilepsy and other neuro disorders
Findings, published today [15 Jul] in Nature Communications, reveal the extent a mutation associated with autism and epilepsy plays in impairing a biochemical process in the brain. The study, led by University of Bristol researchers, could provide a new target for treating neurological disorders. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 15, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences, School of Biochemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Penn Vet team shows a protein modification determines enzyme's fate
(University of Pennsylvania) Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine show that an amino acid tag has the power to greatly influence the function of an enzyme called PRPS2, which is required for human life and can become hyperactive in cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news