Aratana sends fourth drug for FDA approval
After landing three approvals from the Food and Drug Administration in 2016, Aratana Therapeutics Inc. is hunting down its fourth. The Leawood-based animal health company seeks a label expansion of its first product to go to market, Nocita, a postoperative pain treatment for dogs. Aratana (Nasdaq: PETX) wants the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine to approve the treatment for use in cats after a declawing procedure. The tr eatment provides as much as 72 hours of pain relief and is similar to a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Aratana sends fourth drug for FDA approval
After landing three approvals from the Food and Drug Administration in 2016, Aratana Therapeutics Inc. is hunting down its fourth. The Leawood-based animal health company seeks a label expansion of its first product to go to market, Nocita, a postoperative pain treatment for dogs. Aratana (Nasdaq: PETX) wants the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine to approve the treatment for use in cats after a declawing procedure. The tr eatment provides as much as 72 hours of pain relief and is similar to a… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

House call veterinarian network coming to Pittsburgh
Instead of taking your cat or dog to their doctor for checkups or rabies shots, the vet may soon be coming to your home. A Boston-based franchise network of house call veterinarians expects to enter Pittsburgh this summer. MVS Pet Care on Wednesday said it has six signed franchise agreements in three cities, including Pittsburgh. The others are Philadelphia and Atlanta. MVS, which stands for Mobile Veterinary Services, has a business model that allows veterinarians to start their own house call… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

House call veterinarian network coming to Pittsburgh
Instead of taking your cat or dog to their doctor for checkups or rabies shots, the vet may soon be coming to your home. A Boston-based franchise network of house call veterinarians expects to enter Pittsburgh this summer. MVS Pet Care on Wednesday said it has six signed franchise agreements in three cities, including Pittsburgh. The others are Philadelphia and Atlanta. MVS, which stands for Mobile Veterinary Services, has a business model that allows veterinarians to start their own house call… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patty Tascarella Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Foot and Mouth Hits Masvingo, Farmers Blast Govt
[New Zimbabwe] The Veterinary Services Department is failing to combat the spread of foot and mouth disease with outbreaks now a perianal problem for cattle farmers in Masvingo province. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Fails to Contain Foot and Mouth
[New Zimbabwe] The Veterinary Services department is failing to combat the spread of foot and mouth in Masvingo province with Gutu being the latest district to be hit by the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Former St. Jude Medical CFO joins Patterson Cos.
Patterson Cos. Inc. has named Donald Zurbay, a former St. Jude Medical Inc. chief financial officer, its chief financial officer effective June 29. The distributor of dental and veterinary products also announced Wednesday that Andrea Frohning, a former executive at snack foods company Snyder’s-Lance Inc., has joined Patterson as chief human resources officer. Zurbay held several executive roles at Little Canada-based St. Jude and served a s the medical-device maker's CFO from 2012 through last… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Gene therapy that restores vision in dogs may help humans, too
(Michigan State University) A Michigan State University veterinary ophthalmologist has modified a gene therapy that reverses blindness in dogs that have a certain form of a disease known as progressive retinal atrophy, or PRA, and is now looking to advance the treatment for human use. Simon Petersen-Jones in the College of Veterinary Medicine has received a five-year, $8.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to further the therapy for people who have a type of retinitis pigmentosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pig immunology comes of age: killer T cell responses to influenza
Researchers from The Pirbright Institute, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and University of Oxford have generated tools that allow scientists to understand a vital area of the pig immune system which was previously inaccessible. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research, Health; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Inauguration of new integrated Asian Veterinary R & D Center in China
Inauguration of new integrated Asian Veterinary R&D Center in China (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - May 15, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

All equine vets should wear helmets - Shaw L.
Laura Shaw argues that, due to the equine profession having the highest injury rate of all civilian professions, senior veterinary surgeons should take the lead in wearing helmets as routine.British Veterinary Association. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Namibia:Poultry Imports From Netherlands Resume After Bird Flu Outbreak
[New Era] Windhoek -The chief veterinary officer in the Directorate of Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry, Dr Milton Masheke, has announced that Namibia has resumed the importation of live poultry, birds and poultry products, and the in-transit movement of live poultry, birds and poultry products from the Netherlands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Morris Animal Foundation study shows drug comes up short in osteoarthritis pain relief
(Morris Animal Foundation) Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers from the University of Georgia, have found that tramadol was ineffective in alleviating signs of pain associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. The research team published their results in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania:Dar Gears Up to Produce Own Livestock Vaccines Next Year
[Daily News] TANZANIA gears up to become self-reliant on livestock vaccine production, with the country's veterinary laboratory agency (TVLA) set to manufacture at least eleven such products by 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A Competitive Team Sport. For Your Dog.
Flyball, in which four-dog teams compete in a choreographed relay race, is a weekend ritual for many, as sacrosanct as youth soccer or bowling for others. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JENNIFER A. KINGSON Tags: Dogs Dog Racing Crufts Dog Show Veterinary Medicine Exercise Track and Field Athletics and Sports Source Type: news

Innovative vaccine offers canine cancer patients a shot at a longer, happier life
(University of Pennsylvania) Nicola Mason of the School of Veterinary Medicine is leading a multi-institutional clinical trial evaluating an immunotherapy approach to treat dogs with osteosarcoma, a cancer of the bone. A new $775,000 grant from the Morris Animal Foundation will help her build on her past successes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bristol Vet student helps save newborn critically endangered lemur
A University of Bristol MSc student who is also a zoo vet carried out a rare procedure with the help of keepers to save the life of a critically endangered new-born lemur at Wild Place Project in Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research, Postgraduate; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

National Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (PNCAR)
Government of Italy. 12/2017 This five-page brochure describes the National Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance (PNCAR), which provides for national coordination, specific objectives, and actions to face the increasing resistance and spread of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms. It does so through the synergy between national, regional, and local levels; the different key stakeholders involved; and a governance, in which the roles of the institutions, both in the human and the veterinary sector, are clearly defined. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Veterinary Group: Dogs Can ’t Get Autism, So Please Keep Vaccinating Them
Yes, you should vaccinate your pets. And no, they can’t get autism. That’s the surreal message the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing out to pet owners. It comes amid a mounting trend of individuals who refuse to vaccinate their dogs due to a mistaken belief that shots can cause autism. This theory — which originally stems from a widely discredited and later retracted 1998 study that purported to find a link between autism and the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine — has been repeatedly disproven in humans, and has no scientific basis when it comes to animals. “There’s currently ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Autism healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Bristol Vet School at the forefront of combatting antimicrobial resistance
Researchers from the Bristol Veterinary School at the University of Bristol are leading the way with farmers to combat and change antimicrobial (AM) use on farms. Antimicrobial resistance - or AMR - is a global threat, with an estimated 700,000 people dying from resistant infections every year. Today [Saturday 28 April] is World Veterinary Day 2018 and ongoing research from the University ’ s Vet School has been showcased in a new YouTube video produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 28, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Dogs Can ’ t Have Autism, U.K. Officials Say After Vaccine Scare
The “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for outbreaks of measles in the U.S. and Europe has now turned to pets, leading officials to rebut claims about side effects from vaccines. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Autism Veterinary Medicine Great Britain British Veterinary Association ITV (British television network - was offered iTV, which is either a case error in the tag name or another network...) Source Type: news

No, Your Dog Can ’ t Get Autism From a Vaccine
British officials were spurred to rebut claims about the possible side effects of vaccines because the “ anti-vaxxer ” movement blamed for measles outbreaks has turned to pets. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Animal Behavior Dogs Vaccination and Immunization Autism Veterinary Medicine Great Britain British Veterinary Association ITV (British television network - was offered iTV, which is either a case error in the tag name or another network...) Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery successes lead to type 2 diabetes treatment
(Cornell University) Bariatric surgery has long yielded almost immediate health benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes, and new findings from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine may be the key to developing drug alternatives to surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mammary stem cells challenge costly bovine disease
(Cornell University) Bovine mastitis is typically treated with antibiotics, but with the potential threat of antimicrobial resistance and the disease's long-term harm to the animal's teat, researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine are laying the foundation for alternative therapies derived from stem cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 24, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Henry Schein not expecting job cuts in Columbus, Dublin as it spins off vet business
Henry Schein Inc. plans to spin off its veterinary supply and software business and merge them with a technology startup, but the move isn't expected to immediately affect its operations in Columbus and Dublin. The Melville, New York-based distributor has about 250 employees at a Columbus distribution facility, which was expanded two years ago, and Dublin administrative office. That's on par with goals of creating 50 jobs under state and city incentive packages in 2016. The new animal health entity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Henry Schein not expecting job cuts in Columbus, Dublin as it spins off vet business
Henry Schein Inc. plans to spin off its veterinary supply and software business and merge them with a technology startup, but the move isn't expected to immediately affect its operations in Columbus and Dublin. The Melville, New York-based distributor has about 250 employees at a Columbus distribution facility, which was expanded two years ago, and Dublin administrative office. That's on par with goals of creating 50 jobs under state and city incentive packages in 2016. The new animal health entity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Schein to spin out animal health biz in merger with Vets First Choice
Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it plans to spin off its Animal Health business and merge it with Vets First Choice to create a new combined animal health business which will operate under the moniker Vets First Corp. The new company aims to use advanced data analytics, practice management software and other specialized technology to support animal health, and will combine Henry Schein Animal Health’s approximate 4,300 employees with Vets First Choice’s 750 US employees. The newly formed business will have pro forma 2017 sales of approximately $3.6 billion, Henry Schein said. “We are excited abou...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Wall Street Beat Henry Schein Inc. Source Type: news

Did neolithic man practise surgery on cows?
Archaeologists in Champ-Durand, France, have found a cow skull with a small round hole cut into itA stone age cow skull boasting a hole the size of a biscuit has been hailed as a first by archeologists, who say the gouge is the earliest evidence of either a veterinary attempt or animal experimentation.Human skulls from around the world, some dating as far back asalmost 10,000 years ago, have been found with very similar holes – evidence, say experts, of acranial surgery called trepanation in which humans scraped away at the skull, or drilled it, to form an aperture.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Archaeology Science France Source Type: news

Canadian Biosafety Guidelines
Public Health Agency of Canada. 02/2018 This Web page provides links to guides to biosafety plans, handling, and best practices in Canada. Topics are Local Risk Assessment; Veterinary Practices: Physical Design and Operational Practices for Diagnostic Activities; Containment Level 1: Physical Design and Operational Practices; Developing a Comprehensive Biosecurity Plan; and Notification and Reporting Under the Human Pathogens and Toxins Act, and Regulations and the Canadian Biosafety Standard. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Healthy soil lifts animal weight
Managing soil by well-designed grazing is key to an animal's growth and wellbeing shows new research linking soil health, pasture value and sustainable production. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

For fewer cast-related ailments in dogs, researchers find taller casts a better fit
(Morris Animal Foundation) Dogs fitted with longer casts for hind-leg injuries or ailments should see fewer pressure sores and soft tissue complications than dogs with shorter casts, said Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wageningen Academic Publishers Partners with Enago to Provide Author Support Services
Enago, a global leader in manuscript editing and publication support services, recently announced collaboration with Wageningen Academic Publishers, an independent publisher, renowned for its work in the life sciences. Wageningen Academic Publishers specializations include animal and veterinary sciences, food sciences, environmental science, agriculture and agribusiness. They publish six journals dedicated to niche subject areas as well as scientific books. Their lean and agile team structure enables them to devote focused attention to each project they undertake, working closely with authors throughout the publishing proc...
Source: News from STM - April 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Source Type: news

Bridget, the Lioness at Oklahoma City Zoo Who Mysteriously Grew a Mane, Dies at 18
(OKLAHOMA CITY) — The Oklahoma City Zoo says an 18-year-old African lioness that mysteriously sprouted a mane last year has died. The zoo says the lioness, named Bridget, was euthanized Wednesday after a veterinary team determined she was likely suffering from heart failure or infection. The zoo says Bridget had been lethargic, not eating and appeared to be in pain. Last month, the zoo said Bridget appeared to be in good health after lab results explained why she had grown a mane, which is usually only seen on male lions. The testing found that Bridget had an elevated level of androstenedione, a hormone that can cont...
Source: TIME: Science - April 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized animals Oklahoma onetime Source Type: news

At Hamburger Central, Antibiotics for Cattle That Aren ’ t Sick
Many industrial feedlots see routine use of antibiotics as essential. Some cattlemen disagree, calling them “ performance enhancing drugs. ” (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DANNY HAKIM Tags: Factory Farming Cattle Antibiotics Agriculture and Farming Livestock Diseases Ranches Meat Veterinary Medicine Amarillo (Tex) Blaser, Martin J Source Type: news

Medical device startups: Here ’s how you handle regulatory and reimbursement
The two “Rs” — regulatory and reimbursement — are critical elements of the environment in which a medical device product is developed. Bill Betten, Betten Systems Solutions [Photo by Simon Launay on Unsplash]This is the fourth in a series of articles that discusses the design of innovative products in the highly regulated medical environment.  But the “environmental” factors of regulatory and reimbursement actually influence all stages of the development. They impact everything from the process to the plan and the requirements. You need to consider their influence at ...
Source: Mass Device - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development bettensystemssolutions Reimbursement startups Source Type: news

How your cat can leave you unable to get an erection
Such diseases, termed zoonoses, are usually very mild, but the rarer ones can be more severe, explains Alan Radford, a professor of veterinary health informatics at Liverpool University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New guidelines on preventing and treating 'equine strep throat'
(University of Pennsylvania) Ashley Boyle, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, took the lead in writing a new consensus statement, issued by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, on treating, controlling, and preventing strangles in horses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy: Holding promise for feline inflammatory diseases
(SAGE) Stem cell therapy is acknowledged as having great potential for the treatment of a variety of diseases in both people and animals. The use of bone marrow-derived stem cells is well established in the treatment of human cancer patients, and veterinary applications for bone marrow- and adipose-derived stem cells are being evaluated (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Government Harmonises Fees for Veterinary Services
[New Times] The government has harmonised fees charged by veterinary doctors, a move that, according to Rwanda Council of Veterinary Doctors, will address issues where each veterinarian was setting their own prices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Water troughs are key to E. coli contamination in cattle
(Cornell University) A major study led by Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers reveals for the first time that water troughs on farms are a conduit for the spread of toxic E. coli in cattle, which can then spread the pathogen to people through bacteria in feces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 12, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Over 4,700 UN agency trained veterinarians new vanguard against deadly disease outbreaks
More than 4,700 veterinary health professionals who have just completed a United Nations training to tackle disease outbreaks are the new front line of defence protecting farm animals against deadly illnesses in 25 countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pet prepping: Emergency treatments you should learn, just in case
(Natural News) Pets and their unconditional love make them indispensable. They’re family. Their joys and pains are ours as well. Lucky is the pet owner with a background in veterinary medicine to help him when accidents and emergencies happen to their beloved pooch. But most owners are lost when something bad happens to their pet.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fast-track vet course launched at the University of Bristol
Aspiring vets can now fast-track their training, thanks to an innovative four-year training programme by the University of Bristol ’ s Bristol Veterinary School (BVS). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Undergraduate, Announcements; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Forecast launched to help sheep farmers respond to annual spring threat to young lambs
It may not feel like it in parts of the UK hit by 'The Beast from the East' and Storm Emma, but spring is just around the corner – and with it the annual deadly threat from the roundworm Nematodirus in lambs. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Food industry specialists come together for animal health and welfare event
Progressing animal welfare will be the focus of an Animal Health and Welfare Day jointly hosted by the University of Bristol Veterinary School and continental meat supplier Winterbotham Darby tomorrow [Thursday 8 March]. This annual event, now in its third year, will bring together academics, researchers, NGOs, major retailers, journalists and industry partners across the food sector. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - March 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Breakthrough in Livestock Sector
[The Herald] Stakeholders in the livestock sector met in early February to review the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in Mashonaland East and West provinces. The Area Veterinary Extension Worker reported a suspected outbreak in Chegutu on January 17 and a full inspection was carried out. However, some cattle from the affected Chegutu herd had already been moved to sale pens in Harare and Macheke and after further investigations, an outbreak of FMD has been confirmed in Macheke. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Darby Dental Supply Continues West Coast Expansion with Acquisition of SmartPractice ® Dental Supply Division
Jericho, NY (February 23, 2018)–Darby Dental Supply, one of the nation ’s largest dental distributors, announces its planned acquisition of the dental supply division of Phoenix-based SmartPractice.This acquisition and the resulting strategic partnership capitalize on each company ’s core competencies with Darby leveraging SmartPractice’s acclaimed glove expertise and manufacturing capabilities. SmartPractice’s supply and glove customer base will benefit from Darby’s expansive state-of-the-art distribution network, extended product lines, capital equipment, technology services, and equip...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In-depth mineral review provides foundational resource for dairy scientists
(Elsevier) Life is dependent on minerals. Accordingly, the diets of animals must contain certain minerals in both large amounts, via marcrominerals, and small amounts, via microminerals. In a thorough and wide-ranging review published in the Journal of Dairy Science ® , Jesse Goff, D.V.M., Ph.D., professor and Anderson Chair in Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University, examined necessary minerals as well as the mechanisms for their absorption in cows, providing insight into these vital elements. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 1, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Howard Rees obituary
My former colleague Howard Rees, who has died aged 89, was the chief veterinary officer who dealt with the problem of salmonella in eggs in the 1980s and introduced the measures that eventually saw off the problem ofBSE in cattle. He was widely regarded as the most able veterinary public servant of his generation.On retirement in 1988 he became president of the World Organisation for Animal Health ’s animal health code commission in Paris and under his presidency the commission drafted complex and contentious guidelines that dealt with the international trade in livestock in the context of BSE. He held the post for n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gareth Davies Tags: Veterinary medicine BSE Animals Medical research Health Society Rural affairs UK news Science Source Type: news