Could Open-Access Diagnostics Speed Diagnoses?
Today’s molecular diagnostics testing typically involves either manual processing at a reference laboratory or automated processing by preconfigured instruments in near-patient settings, Dr. Jack Regan, CEO and founder of LexaGene, tells MD+DI. Neither approach would be ideal for detecting a highly infectious novel pathogen, he warned. The inability to rapidly configure a near-patient instrument to identify a newly emergent pathogen could result in delayed detection and increase the risk of the disease spreading. Some healthcare experts fear that such delays could lead to a pandemic that could claim thous...
Source: MDDI - August 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Heska Corporation Names Chief Operating Officer to Drive Expansion
LOVELAND, Colo., Aug. 29, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Heska Corporation (NASDAQ: HSKA ; "Heska" or the "Company"), a provider of advanced veterinary diagnostic and specialty healthcare products, today announced th... Diagnostics, Veterinary, Personnel Heska, Core Companion Animal Health (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

VetStem Regenerative Cell Therapy Proponent, Dr. Kim Carlson, Opens...
Dr. Kim Carlson has been utilizing VetStem Regenerative Cell Therapy since 2007 and has provided VetStem services for over 200 patients. She recently opened North Peninsula Veterinary Surgical Group,...(PRWeb August 27, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/vetstem_regenerative_cell_therapy_proponent_dr_kim_carlson_opens_new_surgical_practice_in_san_mateo_california/prweb16528015.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall Of Veterinary Ophthalmic Products
Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announces today that it is voluntarily recalling the Veterinary ophthalmic drug products and lots, within expiry, identified below. This recall is only for the specific lots listed. No other lots are being recalled. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Suicides and deaths of undetermined intent among veterinary professionals from 2003 through 2014 - Witte TK, Spitzer EG, Edwards N, Fowler KA, Nett RJ.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze data for death of veterinary professionals and veterinary students, with manner of death characterized as suicide or undetermined intent from 2003 through 2014. SAMPLE: Death records for 202 veterinary professionals and veterinary stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle
New research led by academics at the University of Bristol Veterinary and Medical Schools used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. The findings which combined ideas and methods from both animal and human health research could help prevent and control respiratory diseases. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Vet School student wins international scholarship
A third-year veterinary science student from the University of Bristol is one of ten students from around the world to have been awarded a prestigious Boehringer Ingelheim Scholarship. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 13, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Current students, Grants and Awards, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

VetStem Biopharma is Pleased to Announce that Dr. Julie Reck of...
Dr. Julie Reck of Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Mill began providing VetStem Regenerative Cell Therapy in June 2019. Her first stem cell patient, her own dog Simon, has experienced relief from...(PRWeb August 13, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/vetstem_biopharma_is_pleased_to_announce_that_dr_julie_reck_of_veterinary_medical_center_of_fort_mill_is_now_providing_vetstem_regenerative_cell_therapy/prweb16499040.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Volition Forms Texas-Based Veterinary Subsidiary and Appoints its Chief Executive Officer
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 8, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition") today announced the recent formation of a subsidiary, Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLC ("Volition ... Diagnostics, Veterinary, Personnel VolitionRx, Volition Veterinary (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

VetStem Biopharma Secures FDA Approval of First Human IND for its...
VetStem Biopharma, a veterinary and human regenerative medicine CRO, used its extensive experience, FDA master files, and database of veterinary stem cell therapy to secure FDA approval of a human IND...(PRWeb August 06, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/vetstem_biopharma_secures_fda_approval_of_first_human_ind_for_its_subsidiary_personalized_stem_cells_inc/prweb16485218.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

African swine fever hits sixth pig farm in Bulgaria
Bulgaria's veterinary authorities said on Friday they would cull 8,253 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the northeast of the country, the sixth industrial farm in the Balkan nation to be hit by the virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Impact of dealing with bereaved clients on the psychological wellbeing of veterinarians - Dow MQ, Chur-Hansen A, Hamood W, Edwards S.
BACKGROUND: Research has identified that members of the veterinary profession are at high risk of occupational stress, burnout, poor psychological wellbeing and an elevated rate of suicide. Although scholarly interest in veterinarians has increased in rece... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Montco pet medicine company licenses immunotherapy technology from UNC
MBF Therapeutics, a Montgomery County animal health company that wants to bring immunotherapy to veterinary medicine, signed an exclusive option agreement for technology developed at the University of North Carolina. Financial terms of the deal are being kept confidential. The agreement, which covers animal health applications of the technology, will allow MBF Therapeutics of Ambler to evaluate UNC’s checkpoint inhibitor traps and calcium phosphate nanoparticle delivery system in combination… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Fourth Bulgarian pig farm hit by African swine fever
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Tuesday they would cull 17,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in the northeast, the fourth industrial farm hit by the fast-spreading virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Person-Centered Approaches to Human –Animal Interaction
Across all settings of care we are increasingly focused on using and providing behavioral interventions to optimize health, well-being, and quality of life, to increase physical activity, and to manage the behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with aging. The human –animal bond, defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association as “a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that is influenced by behaviors essential to the health and well-being of both,” is a behavioral intervention that can address a multitude of clini cal problems. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - July 30, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick Tags: Board Room Source Type: news

Increasing value of ivory poses major threat to elephant populations
The global price of ivory increased tenfold since its 1989 trade ban by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), new research has found. The University of Bristol Veterinary School study, published in Biological Conservation [25 July], is the first to analyse trends in global ivory market values since the ban came into effect. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Third Bulgarian pig farm hit by African swine fever
Bulgarian veterinary authorities said on Friday they will cull 30,000 pigs after detecting an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm in northern Bulgaria, the third industrial farm hit by the fast spreading deadly virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Unique hybrid implant first installed to a cat
(National University of Science and Technology MISIS) Scientific team of a small innovative enterprise Biomimetix, based on the National University of Science and Technology MISIS together with their colleagues from the N.N. Blokhin National Medical Research Centre of oncology developed a unique implant to replace the damaged bone fragment. The implant, which imitates real bone structure, was installed to a domestic cat with osteosarcoma by surgeons of the veterinary clinic 'Biocontrol'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

VetStem Biopharma Enters Pet Cancer Field with Key License from...
VetStem Biopharma has licensed a highly promising oncolytic virus cancer therapy platform from Calidi Biotherapeutics for use in veterinary medicine.(PRWeb July 18, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/vetstem_biopharma_enters_pet_cancer_field_with_key_license_from_leading_human_cancer_company_calidi_biotherapeutics/prweb16446134.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 18, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

China to investigate local authorities' efforts to control African swine fever
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will carry out checks on local veterinary authorities in 10 provinces as it tries to slow the ongoing spread of the deadly African swine fever virus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Vet nurse teacher named as ‘ inspiring leader ’ by Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
A teaching fellow at the University of Bristol Vet School has been named as one of 12 inspiring veterinary leaders by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) – the UK ’ s regulatory body for veterinary surgeons. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 12, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Pharma's market: the man cleaning up Africa's meat
In Namibia a country of meat-lovers, vital expertise is needed to stop livestock spreading diseasesWreathed in barbecue smoke, Vetjaera Haakuria gestures at the men butchering meat and cooking it over hot coals behind his back. “What have you learned about the risks of eating this?” he asks his young audience, spotless in their white lab coats. “It might contain drug residues, right? And what about diseases?”It ’s nearly noon in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, and the market is preparing grilled meat – known locally askapana – for the lunchtime rush. Everyone comes here, from co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Linda Nordling in Windhoek Tags: Namibia Africa World news Veterinary medicine Pharmacy and pharmacology Science Education Agriculture Health Animals Environment Medical research Source Type: news

One Downside of Legalized Pot: Poisoned Pets
As more states legalize marijuana, the drug poses an increased poisoning risk to pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) warns. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A retrospective study of dog bite occurrence and anti-rabies vaccination of dogs in a state veterinary hospital in Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria - Isek TI, Umoh J, Dzikwi AA.
Rabies is one of the world's major zoonoses. Controlling rabies continues to pose a major public health challenge. The issues surrounding dog bites and the vaccination of dogs against rabies are important to consider in implementing programmes to control t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why some Harvard medical students are starting veterinary rotations
During medical school, students learn everything about the human body – but in Boston, a select group of Harvard medical students are learning about animals, too. It’s part of a collaborative program between Harvard Medical School and the Franklin Park Zoo called One Health, and it allows medical students to do a veterinary rotation during their final year of scho ol. Dana Jacobson reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 3 creepy crawlies that may revolutionize health
Are you scared or fascinated by crawling, flying, scurrying critters? This Spotlight feature explains how creepy crawlies may forward clinical research. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Farmer-led research tackling antimicrobial resistance wins Antibiotic Guardian Awards
A project to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on English dairy farms has won a prestigious award at this year ’ s Antibiotic Guardian Awards held in Birmingham last week [Thursday 27 June]. The Bristol Veterinary School PhD project, Farmer Action Groups, was a winner in the Research category. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Dr Chris Sherwin (1962-2017) honoured posthumously by RSPCA
Dr Chris Sherwin, who passed away in 2017, has been honoured with a posthumous Special Recognition Award at the 2019 RSPCA Honours and Awards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 2, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School Source Type: news

$3.1 million NIH grant given to create universal flu vaccine
(Virginia Tech) In the race to create a universal flu vaccine not dependent on predicting strains of flu, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has been awarded a $3.1 million grant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fundamentals of Military Medicine: 2019
Source: U.S. Army Borden Institute. Published: 7/2019. This book is a first-of-its-kind textbook that compiles and codifies the knowledge required of military health professionals to support their unit commanders, protect the health of the force, and deliver high-quality medical care to those who go into harm ’s way. While anyone with an interest in military medicine can learn from this textbook, it is intended for the new medical officer from any service in any medical, surgical, dental, nursing, administrative, veterinary, or other discipline. Chapter topics include Environmental Extremes: Heat and C old; Mass Cas...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How human genetic data is helping dogs fight cancer
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Colorado study sequences 33 canine cancer cell lines to identify 'human' genetic changes could be driving these canine cancers, possibly helping veterinary oncologists use more human medicines to cure cancer in dogs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ares Management to sell National Veterinary Associates
Investment management firm Ares Management Corp. has agreed to sell National Veterinary Associates, one of the world ’s largest veterinary and pet care services organizations, to JAB Investors, which has investments ranging from Panera Bread to Coty beauty products. Los Angeles-based Ares Management (NYSE: ARES) didn’t disclose financial terms of the deal but said a fund managed by its private equity group an d minority partner OMERS Private Equity, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 21, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Ares Management to sell National Veterinary Associates
Investment management firm Ares Management Corp. has agreed to sell National Veterinary Associates, one of the world ’s largest veterinary and pet care services organizations, to JAB Investors, which has investments ranging from Panera Bread to Coty beauty products. Los Angeles-based Ares Management (NYSE: ARES) didn’t disclose financial terms of the deal but said a fund managed by its private equity group an d minority partner OMERS Private Equity, one of Canada’s largest defined benefit pension… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Asian Nations Scramble to Contain Pig Disease Outbreaks
By HAU DINH and SAM McNEIL HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Asian nations are scrambling to contain the spread of highly contagious African swine fever, with Vietnam culling 2.6 million pigs and China reporting more than a million dead in an unprecedentedly huge epidemic some fear is out of control.Smaller outbreaks have been reported in Hong Kong, Taiwan, North Korea, Cambodia and Mongolia after cases were first reported in China's northeast in August. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization released a weekly update on the scale of infections on Thursday which reported a new outbreak in Laos.With pork supplies dwindling as ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International News Patient Care Source Type: news

Assessing disaster preparedness and educational needs of private veterinary practitioners in Mississippi - Huston CL, Ebers KL.
The veterinary medical education system faces increasing challenges in educating students in the most current technologies while responding to changing community needs and expectations. Communities expect veterinarians to be involved in disaster management... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Pet Paradise readies veterinary hospital for surgical, health-wellness
Jacksonville-based Pet Paradise is opening its first full-service veterinary hospital July 1st on University Boulevard. The veterinary hospital will be adjacent to Pet Paradise University Boulevard resort and will provide comprehensive medical procedures. “Enhancing the quality of life for pets and our customers is our top priority at Pet Paradise,” said Pet Paradise President and CEO Fernando Acosta-Rua. “Opening our first veterinary hospital allows us to provide our customers with a new… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacksonville Business Journal Source Type: news

Managing the risk of aggressive dog behaviour
Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research by the University of Bristol has explored the factors that in fl uence how owners manage aggressive behaviour in their dogs. The study found that clinical animal behaviourists should focus on helping dog owners to feel confident in the effectiveness of the behaviour modification techniques that they recommend and, in their ability, to actually use them successfully. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 17, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

State-of-the-art vet center opens new location (Photos)
A new state-of-the-art veterinary center is now open for business. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 17, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

Winners of BVDzero Scholarship Programme
Boehringer Ingelheim announces winners of BVDzero Scholarship ProgrammeThe aim of this initiative is to increase bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) awareness among veterinary studentsThis programme has been implemented in collaboration with the World Association for Buiatrics, as an incentive to participate in the World Buiatrics Congress 2020 in Madrid (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - June 14, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Submission of Documentation in Applications for Parametric Release of Human and Veterinary Drug Products Terminally Sterilized by Moist Heat Processes
Pharmaceutical Quality/Microbiology (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - June 5, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Bad teeth revealed as biggest problem for pet greyhounds
Dental disease is the most common health issue facing pet greyhounds, according to the largest ever study of greyhounds treated in first opinion veterinary clinics. The research, led by the Royal Veterinary College's (RVC) VetCompassTM programme in collaboration with the University of Bristol Vet School, reveals that 39 per cent of greyhounds suffer from dental problems, which is a far higher percentage than for any other dog breed. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

South Africa: Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries On Anthrax Outbreaks in Lesotho
[Govt of SA] The Veterinary Authority of Lesotho has reported three anthrax outbreaks to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The first outbreak started on 12 May 2019 and a total of 24 cattle were reported to have died of anthrax. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The healing power of fish skin for a dog named Stella
(Michigan State University) Michigan State University veterinarians used a creative approach to treat the burns of Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler puppy, who escaped a house fire. Smoke inhalation prohibited Stella from being sedated for skin grafts, so the team from the MSU Veterinary Medical Center used cod fish skins to help heal Stella's burns. This successful treatment could help other animals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New exchange platform with Harbin Research Institute
Boehringer Ingelheim and Harbin Veterinary Research Institute set up ‘industry-academia-research’ exchange platformIt is the first comprehensive ‘industry-academia-research’ exchange platform jointly set up by an agricultural research institute and a multinational animal health company in ChinaPartners join forces to foster the integration of the industry, academia and research (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - May 22, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Preventing Antibiotic Resistance: Look to the Livestock Industry
Among the major drivers of the Antimicrobial Resistance crisis is the misuse and overuse of antibiotics in livestock and feed. Credit: Germán Miranda/IPS. By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 21 2019 (IPS) Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots. In a new report, the United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance estimates that antibiotic resistance could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050. Already, drug-resistan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) WHO Source Type: news

TGen-Ethos underscore need for setting high standards in veterinary cancer diagnostics
(The Translational Genomics Research Institute) Ethos Veterinary Health, Ethos Discovery, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, announced today that they have developed a highly accurate test for the diagnosis of canine lymphoma. In a study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Ethos and TGen found that their test, called ePARR, was more than 90 percent accurate among a range of lymphoma sample types. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study using activity monitors to track cats' activity levels
Does your cat live indoors? Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School want to hear from indoor cat owners for a new study looking at cats' mobility levels using cat activity monitors. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Veterinary oncology experts meet in Germany
Veterinary oncology experts from Europe, Japan and the US meet in GermanyVeterinary oncology experts meet prior to the European Society of Veterinary Oncology Congress in Hofheim, GermanyThe collaboration between Boehringer Ingelheim and the Veterinary Oncology Advisory Board focuses on developing unparalleled therapeutic solutions for the veterinary community and establishing new standards of care (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Canada not doing enough to prevent disease from imported dogs
The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says the federal government needs to update its rules for testing imported animals for communicable diseases, including brucellosis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news