Vets and NHS Staff Address Dangers Smokers Pose to Pets

Jul 19, 2017

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) recently hosted an NHS trust delegation, who visited the College’s small animal referral hospital to discuss the ill effects of smoking on the wider environment, including pets. The group were shown around by Dr Stijn Niessen, Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine, who told them about the advanced treatments and diagnostic imaging capabilities at RVC Small Animal Referrals, which is located at the Hawkshead campus near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire. The RVC has long been at the forefront of the One Health initiative, which considers the interrelationships between human and animal health. The One Health paradigm recognises the relationship between health and disease at the human, animal and environment interfaces. It promotes a “whole of society” treatment of health hazards and a systemic change of perspective in the management of risk. The impact of smoking fits into the One Health model as exposure to tobacco smoke can harm the health of pets, just as it can harm children and other family members. While there has been... ...

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Nutriad sponsors major aquaculture events in Asia

Jul 19, 2017

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad continues to show its leadership role in the aquaculture industry as it announced its sponsorship of three major events in the coming months: Asian Pacific Aquaculture (APA) 2017, The Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2017 and Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA). With one mayor event, each month in the coming period, Nutriad is investing in showcasing its products and services across the Asian region. Being close to our customers and interacting with leading experts in key aquaculture markets is part of our strategy as we are increasing our footprint in the industry. It promises to be a busy summer,” says Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Director Aquaculture for Nutriad. “Our sponsorships focus on supporting the aquaculture sector in general, and more specifically South East Asia, to help producers deal with the key challenge of reducing the impact of diseases and parasites on productivity.” Asian Pacific Aquaculture (APA) 2017, the major aquaculture exhibition in South East Asia organized by the World Aquaculture Society, takes place Kuala Lumpur... ...

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Kemin Hires Director of Operations Fully-Integrated Palatant Operation

Jul 18, 2017

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 18, 2017) – Kemin Industries has announced Greg Wyman as Director of Operations, effective immediately. Wyman will oversee the fully-integrated blending facility in Sarcoxie, Missouri and the liquid palatant and spray-drying facility in Verona, Missouri. The two high-tech facilities produce the highest quality palatability enhancing technology and performance ingredient solutions available to global petfood manufacturers. “It is essential for Kemin to continue to provide a range of pet food and rendering product solutions to our clients,” said David Raveyre, President of Kemin Nutrisurance. “Greg will oversee excellence and efficiency of our complete in-house production, custom blending, co-manufacturing and custom packaging operations. With his leadership, I’m confident he will further our commitment to quality for our clients.” Wyman will lead global operations for both palatant and protein manufacturing, sourcing, customer service and distribution for the Sarcoxie and Verona facilities. He will also oversee the business’ supply chain and customer service operations in Des Moines, Iowa. In this role, Wyman will be responsible for generating continuous improvement in food... ...

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BEVA updates medicines guidance

Jul 17, 2017

Guidance helps members comply with equine legislation  BEVA has updated its online medicines guidance resource to help members negotiate the intricacies of prescribing medicines and to use the Cascade accurately. The guidance now includes: ·       BEVA client information leaflets to help members inform clients of potential adverse effects of medicines when using the Cascade. ·       A BEVA branded prescription form to help members comply with RCVS guidance whilst reducing opportunities for prescription fraud. ·       Easy to use explanations of the prescribing Cascade in food producing and non-food producing animals including dynamic flow charts to guide members through the decision making steps. ·       The BEVA emergency treatment form and interactive flowchart for treating horses without a passport. ·       The BEVA award winning PROTECT ME toolkit to create a customised protocol for practices to develop responsible antibiotic use guidelines. ·       The BEVA members’ product database to help members share details of suppliers of hard to source medicines. ·       BEVA’s guidance on the use of veterinary specials in equine practice. ·       Links to... ...

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European pet food industry approves new safety and nutrition standards

Jul 12, 2017

An improved FEDIAF safety guide and updated FEDIAF dog and cat nutritional guidelines were presented and agreed at the European Pet Food Industry Federation’s annual meeting in Manchester last month: “We are proud having adopted an improved pet food safety guide as well as updated nutritional guidelines for cats and dogs.” FEDIAF president Marinus Pannevis concluded. Safe, nutritious and balanced pet food The fundamental aim of pet food companies is to produce safe and nutritious pet foods, FEDIAF provides guidance on how to best fulfill this mission: Safety: The FEDIAF safety guide, which is endorsed by the EU, has been updated to include new legal requirements and represents a state-of-the-art manual for manufacturers throughout the EU for producing safe pet foods. Training of personnel, machinery, HACCP, raw materials, contaminants, supply chain – all elements are covered and explained for the users. Once endorsed again by the EU, likely before end 2017, the safety guide will be posted on the FEDIAF website for free download by any interested party. Nutrition: There are 37 essential... ...

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