Cats' faces hard to read, except for 'cat whisperers,' research finds
(University of Guelph) Women and those with veterinary experience were better at recognizing cats' expressions -- even those who reported no strong attachment to cats.The study involved more than 6,300 people from 85 countries.Most participants found the test challenging. Their average score was 12 out of 20 -- somewhat above chance. But 13 percent of participants performed well, correctly scoring 15 or better -- a group informally called 'the cat whisperers.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fixing bird wings with sheep bones
The current method of fixing broken bird bones is not ideal. A recent study investigates whether pins made of dog or sheep bone might be more effective. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Bayer selects Pharmaron as partner organization
Bayer and Pharmaron have entered into a global collaboration agreement to develop new molecular entities for veterinary medicines. Under the collaboration, Bayer will fully leverage Pharmaron's Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) service platform. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Farmers Feed ARVs to Livestock for Quick Returns
[New Zimbabwe] Lupane -Veterinary doctors across the country have made sensational claims that some farmers were feeding Anti Retroviral (ARVs) drugs and antibiotics to livestock especially chickens to make them grow faster. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - November 28, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How fast does a blue whale's heart beat?
Scientists have recorded a blue whale's heart rate for the first time. The findings may explain why no other animal has ever been larger than a blue whale. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Three Penn faculty named 2019 AAAS Fellows
(University of Pennsylvania) Three from Penn have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science's newest class of Fellows: Carolyn Gibson of the School of Dental Medicine, Sampath Kannan of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Ellen Pur é of the School of Veterinary Medicine. They were recognized for their " scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simulating amino acid starvation may improve dengue vaccines
(Cornell University) In a new paper in Science Signaling, researchers at the University of Hyderabad in India and the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine show that a plant-based compound called halofuginone improves the immune response to a potential vaccine against dengue virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2016-2017 NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System) Integrated Summary
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 11/22/2019. This 2016-2017 Integrated Summary is the first time the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) has included data on animal pathogens from a pilot study with the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). It is also the first time that NARMS has provided genomic information for Campylobacter and E. coli retail meat and food animal isolates. NARMS is a national public health surveillance system that monitors food-borne bacteria to determine if they are resistant to various ant...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New research finds better way of calculating dogs' real ages
A team of researchers says that it has found a more accurate way to calculate dogs' real age and to show how it compares with age in human years. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Vetsource Named Exclusive Home Delivery Provider for Heart + Paw
Partnership is a natural fit for veterinary pharmacy provider and all-in-one pet care communities.(PRWeb November 20, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/vetsource_named_exclusive_home_delivery_provider_for_heart_paw/prweb16727656.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wales to lead the way in responsible antibiotics use in veterinary surgeries
Wales will soon be leading the way in promoting best practice prescribing of antimicrobials, thanks to a nationwide project launched today [Monday 18 November] on European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the start of World Antibiotic Awareness Week [18 – 24 November]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 18, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Common fire retardant makes prairie voles anxious, less social
New research examines the gender-specific effects of a common flame retardant mixture on the social and affective behavior of prairie voles. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Wanted: 10,000 Dogs For Largest-Ever Study On Improving Canine Life Expectancy
By Allen Kim, CNN (CNN) — Dog lovers would agree: The lifespan of a dog is far too short. The Dog Aging Project hopes to change that. Researchers are hoping to study a group of 10,000 dogs over the course of 10 years to see whether they can improve the life expectancy of canines and their overall quality of life. Dogs’ lives are six to 12 times shorter than that of humans, according to a study by the Frontiers in Veterinary Science. The researchers, which include teams from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat CNN Dogs talkers Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Gut bacteria: How bats 'shift the paradigm'
A recent study investigates the microbiomes of bats. The authors conclude that, in some ways, bats' gut bacteria don't follow the rules. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Audit flags issues with opioid prescribing among veterinarians
A new audit concludes that Oregon veterinarians ’ opioid prescribing must be more closely monitored to reduce the risk of pill diversion and protect both animals and public health. The Secretary of State’s Audits Division found that the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board’s inspections of veterinary clinics do not verify that federal Drug Enforcement Agency’s requirements for controlled substances are being followed. The Veterinary Medical Examining Board licenses 650 clinics and 4,000… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Has Only 8,600 Registered Veterinarians
[Daily Trust] Experts in the veterinary profession have warned of dire consequences for the country's livestock sector with the total number of registered veterinarians currently standing at about 8,600, with 1,200 (13.95%) in private practice. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 14, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

No deliveries: How cells decide when to accept extracellular packages
(Cornell University) Endocytosis, a fundamental process that cells use to take in macromolecules, functions a lot like an airlock on a spaceship -- but squishier, says Dr. Gunther Hollopeter, assistant professor of molecular medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Researchers have studied how cells initiate and perform endocytosis since the 1960s, but in a new paper in the journal eLIFE, Hollopeter's lab finally describes how cells shut down this important cellular machinery. And their findings are not without controversy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rwanda: Veterinary Council Vows to Track Down On Unprofessional Doctors
[New Times] The Veterinary Council has pledged to continue tracking down unprofessional field veterinary doctors who endanger people's health by allowing meat of animals with health hazards to be consumed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Punishment could make your dog more pessimistic
How does punishing your dog affect its psychological welfare? New research compares various training methods in search of an answer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vulturine guineafowl's complex societies overturn scientific assumptions
For the first time, researchers have found that some birds form multilevel societies, which zoologists had thought was something that only mammals did. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

South Africa: Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development On Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Molemole District
[Govt of SA] On 1 November 2019, veterinary services were alerted to clinical signs suspicious for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in a herd of cattle on a farm in the Molemole district of Limpopo Province. This farm is located in the previous FMD free zone of South Africa. Samples were collected and FMD was confirmed on 1 November 2019 by the Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Transboundary Animal Disease Programme. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wichita's only 24-hour emergency vet is doubling square footage with $4.1M clinic
Veterinary Emergency& Specialty Hospital of Wichita sees about 70 to 80 pet patients every weekend, and it has simply become overwhelmed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Shelby Reynolds Source Type: news

Wichita's only 24-hour emergency vet is doubling square footage with $4.1M clinic
Veterinary Emergency& Specialty Hospital of Wichita sees about 70 to 80 pet patients every weekend, and it has simply become overwhelmed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 5, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Shelby Reynolds Source Type: news

Free vaccines for dog and cat owners in Lawrence Weston
A free vaccination programme for dogs and cats has been organised by a student-led organisation from the Bristol Veterinary School. The Bristol Paws Project, which aims to help owners and pets that may not otherwise be able to afford veterinary treatments, organised a free vaccination drive last month, and the second set of vaccines will be administered tomorrow [Wednesday 6 November]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Student life, Public engagement; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Nigeria: Sokoto Procures Veterinary Equipment for Zonal Offices
[Daily Trust] The Commissioner for Animal Health and Fisheries Development in Sokoto State, Professor A. U. Junaidu, has explained why the state government procured state-of-the-art veterinary equipment for all its zonal offices in the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Quarter of world's pig population 'to die due to African swine fever'
World Organisation for Animal Health warns spread of disease has inflamed worldwide crisisAbout a quarter of the global pig population is expected to die as a result of an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF), according to the intergovernmental organisation responsible for coordinating animal disease control.In the last year the spread of the disease has taken policymakers by surprise, and has been particularly devastating in China – home to the world’s largest pig population. The disease is also established in other Asian countries such as Vietnam and South Korea, and continues to wreak havoc in eastern Europ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Bibi van der Zee and agencies Tags: Animals World news Environment China South Korea Asia Pacific Philippines Belgium Pork Food Europe Veterinary medicine Medical research Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the real zombies?
Are there any zombies in nature? And what about humans, are we ever at risk of zombification? Read our special feature to find out what science has to say. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Quarter of world's pig population 'to die of African swine fever'
World Organisation for Animal Health warns spread of disease has inflamed worldwide crisisAbout a quarter of the global pig population is expected to die as a result of the African swine fever (ASF) epidemic, according to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).Global pork prices are rising spurred by growing demand from China, where as many as100 million pigs have died since ASF broke out there last year. In recent months, China has been granting export approval to foreignmeat plants andsigning deals around the world at a dizzying rate. US pork sales to China havedoubled, while European pork prices have now reached...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Bibi van der Zee and agencies Tags: Animals World news Environment China South Korea Asia Pacific Philippines Belgium Pork Food Europe Veterinary medicine Medical research Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pigs have the intelligence to use tools
Researchers have observed that female Visayan warty pigs are capable of using twigs and bark as tools to help them construct their nests. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Warning to mothers-to-be as common chemical found in insecticides 'raises risk of rare birth defect'
Scientists at at University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine found mice given a dose of piperonyl butoxide had offspring with stunted brain development. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why do dogs develop infections after surgery?
A recent study investigates the factors that increase the risk of a dog developing an infection following surgery. They also look at the financial effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

New Miniature Camera Module Emerges for Disposable Medical Endoscopes
Over the next few years, demand for endoscopes is expected to grow pretty significantly. Tehzeeb Gunja, OmniVision Technology Inc.’s director of medical marketing, reported an expected 30% growth rate through 2023 from dental, catheter, capsule endoscope, robotic surgery, and general medical, industrial, and veterinary endoscope applications. Such growth in medical is driven by interest in minimally invasive procedures, and the market may see some changes. Because of concerns over “cross contamination,” there may be a “push from reusable to...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Design Source Type: news

Centre likely to cap veterinary drug prices
Centre is mulling to cap the prices of a new catalogue of veterinary drugs and vaccines in a bid to boost the Prime Minister's new initiative to control livestock diseases. The move could impact companies in the animal healthcare business in India. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What To Do If Your Dog Eats Weed
Veterinary experts share their advice for handling this increasingly common situation. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vet School awarded prestigious American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation
The University of Bristol Veterinary School has been awarded full accreditation of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Bristol's Veterinary School is now one of only seven veterinary schools with AVMA accreditation in Europe. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 22, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Not cross bunnies: can a pet rabbit ever be happy?
A study of more than 6,000 rabbits treated by vets has found that many lead sad lives. Here ’s how to make sure they stay healthy and avoid lonelinessThere are thought to be more than 1.5m pet rabbits in the UK, and a large proportion of them could be leading very sad lives. Astudy of more than 6,000 rabbits treated by vets found alarming health conditions such as overgrown nails and teeth, digestive problems and skin issues.Thanks to generations of stories featuring rabbits, and their sweet, cuddly appearance, they have long been a popular children ’s pet but, says Dan O’Neill, senior lecturer in compani...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Emine Saner Tags: Animal welfare Animals Animal behaviour Biology UK news Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Having a dog may boost survival after a heart attack or stroke
Two new studies show that owning a dog significantly reduces people's risk of death following a heart attack or stroke, as well as death from any cause. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Bristol scientists awarded £ 1.25 million to study antimicrobial use and resistance in Argentinian farms
What drives the risks of antimicrobial resistance in Argentinian livestock farms? How can these risks be minimised through effective regulation? These are just some of the questions that an interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Bristol, led by the Bristol Veterinary School, will answer, thanks to a £ 1.25 million grant from the Global AMR Innovation Fund, managed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and UK Aid, administered by BBSRC. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How whales and dolphins evolved for life at sea
New research identifies 85 genes, the loss of which may have allowed whales, dolphins, and other cetaceans to adapt to life in an aquatic environment. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

New timeline for expansion project in Tipp City
A new timeline has been set for a $2.7 million project that is expected to create several new jobs in Tipp City. Tipp City Veterinary Hospital is nearing completion on an expansion of its existing facility on South County Road 25A. The 21,000-square-foot addition will allow the hospital to expand its services and is expected to create up to 10 jobs, said Ben Spinks, the hospital's administrator and co-owner. When DBJ reporter John Bush first announced the project in October 2018, it was expected… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

New Global Animal Welfare Assurance launched to improve lives of farmed animals
A new Global Animal Welfare Assurance initiative to improve the lives of farmed animals launches today [4 Oct] on World Animal Day. Led by the University of Bristol, it aims to share knowledge and best practice with farmers and food businesses to increase the proportion of animals farmed to high-welfare standards. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Swaziland: United Against Rabies in the Kingdom of Eswatini
[WHO] The World Health Organization (WHO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Swaziland Animal Welfare Society collaborated with the Government of Eswatini in commemorating the World Rabies Day 2019. The Ministry of Agriculture through the Veterinary Department together with the Ministry of Health, Eswatini Royal Police, other government sectors and the Malindza community in the Lubombo region held a community event to mark the World (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: New three-sexed roundworm species has 'extreme arsenic resistance'
Scientists have found a new ringworm species that has three sexes and is resistant to 500 times the arsenic concentration that would kill a human. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Former Netsmart exec tapped as CEO of lab information systems vendor
A former executive for Netsmart Technologies Inc. will lead the newly acquired Orchard Software Corp., a laboratory information systems vendor in Indianapolis. A San Francisco-based IT private equity firm, Francisco Partners, plans to acquire industry leader Orchard Software, which specializes in software for laboratory systems used by hospitals, clinics, veterinary labs, student health centers and public health organizations. As part of the transactio n, Billie Whitehurst, who previously was Netsmart's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Keeping an Older Dog Vibrant
As with people, probably the most important measure for keeping dogs healthy and promoting a long, active and happy life is to keep them trim. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Dogs Animal Behavior Animal Cognition Veterinary Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cats bond with caregivers just as much as babies and dogs
A study finds that felines bond with their caregivers just as much as babies and dogs, in spite of their reputation for being aloof. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Medical News Today: North American birds declined by 29% since 1970
According to a new study, the bird population of North America and Canada has shrunk by almost one-third in the last 50 years. Can we halt the decline? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Ghana: Stop Use of Car Tyres for Smoking Meat - Minister Orders Mmdas
[Ghanaian Times] The Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has directed veterinary officers of the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to stop slaughter slabs from smoking meat with car tyres. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 25, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Veterinary surgeons awarded ‘ impact award ’ for changing antimicrobial use in veterinary practice
Veterinary researchers from the universities of Bristol and Surrey have been awarded a prestigious award by the Veterinary Record, the official journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), for their contribution to changing antimicrobial use in veterinary practice. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School; Press Release Source Type: news

Groundbeaking of vaccine production center in France
Boehringer Ingelheim breaks ground on its strategic vaccine production center for veterinary public healthThe center will be one of the largest biotechnology production sites for veterinary vaccines in EuropeThe company will invest 200 million euro into this high-tech complex, located near Lyon, France, and create around 100 skilled jobs (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - September 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news