Applying Game Theory to One Health: Part 2: Modelling Human Healthcare Delivery

Jun 5, 2017

For the second and final part of his series focusing on veterinary healthcare delivery, Professor of One Health, Lloyd Reeve-Johnson MBBS, DVMS, PhD, PGCert (Business Admin), FSB, FRCVS elucidates the way typical decisions are made, using a reductionist approach to identify a small number of broad categories of participant and to ascribe general perspectives that each may have when interacting or making healthcare-related decisions. In this paper the emphasis is on breaking down the complexities of human healthcare delivery to a simple sequence of events, to understand the core transactions in healthcare delivery, as well as the points of influence or vulnerability. ...

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Global Megatrends of Livestock Production and Pet Ownership

Jun 5, 2017

The world is affected by increasing depletion of natural resources. And as the global population continues to grow, the demand for animal protein is rising in tandem with dietary changes and new challenges regarding disease transmission are emerging. Maximilian Zellmer, Policies and Stakeholder Affairs at Animal Health, Bayer, explains how global trends like this impact, and sometimes exert pressure on, the reputation and business of the animal health sector, as disease dynamics for animals and humans are becoming increasingly challenging to handle. ...

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Precision Farming: Animal Health Treatments, Compliance & Traceability

Jun 5, 2017

Livestock farmers and vets have long been aware of the benefits of farm specific health plans including: animal welfare, profitability and efficient farm management. Lisa Rumsfeld, Key Account Manager for veterinary products Henke Sass Wolf GmbH, says that the industry sees the need to work more intelligently, to gain via the use of data and predictive analytics. With these global trends in mind for more accountability, transparency and real time collection of health data, Henke-Sass, Wolf has launched the V-ETIC system. ...

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The Show Must Go On for Animal Health

Jun 5, 2017

The UK’s decision to leave the EU will no doubt engender a number of changes for the veterinary medicines industry, which may lead to challenges, but also to opportunities. Our initial analysis flags up a number of areas for immediate focus, such as avoiding legal and regulatory uncertainty, harmonising licensing systems for veterinary medicines, encouraging further innovation in our sector and, most importantly, guaranteeing continued access to the necessary veterinary medicines that safeguard animal health conveys, according to Roxanne Feller, Secretary General of IFAH-Europe. ...

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Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance Requires One Health Approach – Mind the Gap

Jun 5, 2017

With several recent disease outbreaks potentially having implications of multi-species involvement, and the recent growth in antimicrobial resistance making bacterial diseases more difficult to treat, it is becoming increasingly urgent that governments, inter-governmental agencies and global health organisations redouble efforts aligned to a ‘One Health’ approach. In this article the Royal Veterinary College discusses how many of the research programmes are aimed at improving health outcomes for both humans and animals and are conducted in partnership with fellow researchers and academics in leading institutions around the world. ...

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Greyhounds Increase Social Licence Risk

Feb 27, 2017

The greyhound industry’s social licence to operate became a significant issue in 2016 in Australia. A government ban on the industry and the industry’s fight-back was well covered in the media as outrage grew on both sides throughout the process. In this article, Katherine Teh- White and Kelly Parkinson, directors at Futureye, outline the details of this controversy. ...

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Animal Health – The Research for the Best Production

Feb 27, 2017

In the veterinary industry, it is necessary to constantly work toward obtaining results. That is why the use of financial and human resources, internally or outsourced, in researches to define formulations, methods, parameters and tests of effectiveness in the field mean the excellence of companies and the safety of the solutions presented. Sandra Barioni Toma, Head of RD&I at Ourofino, outlines the alternative solutions of how the Department of Research & Development in Brazil can keep up with others in the industry. ...

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Pet Obesity – Prevention is Better than Cure

Feb 27, 2017

The meaning of a healthy life for animals is surrounded by misconceptions. These can create barriers in managing the weight of animals, and can lead pet owners to be unable to recognise their responsibilities when it comes to the health of their own pets .In her article, Nicole Paley, Communications Manager at the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, summerises the causes of obesity in pets. ...

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Leadership Skills of Extraordinarily Successful Executives

Feb 27, 2017

The leaders of the most successful companies are a diverse group, to be sure. However, Denni O. Day, BS, BSN, RN, MSPH, founder, President, and CEO of VetPharm, Inc., suspected that there might be certain fundamental traits that helped elevate each of them to their current positions. To identify those central characteristics, she decided to interview as many of those successful leaders as she could. ...

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Government Veterinary Services (GVS): A New Chapter for Government Vets

Feb 27, 2017

Vets have worked in government for more than 150 years, playing an ever-increasing role in protecting the animals and people of the UK against disease threats. Nigel Paul Gibbens, CBE, Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) of the United Kingdom and for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), introduces us to the new Government Veterinary Services pages, which contain information for government vets and veterinary students.   ...

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