Applying Game Theory to One Health – Modelling Veterinary Healthcare Delivery

Feb 27, 2017

Human or animal health, the quality of healthcare, drug innovation, treatment decisions and even approval of drugs all depend on sequential interactions and simple economic decisions. This article, focused on veterinary healthcare delivery, written by Lloyd Reeve-Johnson MBBS, DVMS, PhD, PGCert (Business Admin), FSB, FRCVS, Professor of One Health, is one of a two-part series examining human and veterinary healthcare delivery to illustrate how each decision after we seek medical attention is part of a predictable sequence, the totality of which describe a healthcare system. ...

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Farming, Subsidies and Food Safety in New Zealand

Feb 27, 2017

Farming may have started about 12,000 years ago with the domestication of livestock, soon to be followed by the cultivation of crops. In the success story of New Zealand’s agriculture, it is often forgotten that farming offers more than just safe food. In his article, Mark Ross, chief executive of Agcarm, summarises the history of farming in New Zealand. ...

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Antibiotic Usage Trends Spur New Ways to Raise Birds

Feb 27, 2017

AGP replacement increasingly defines the global poultry market. From a performance perspective, several feed additives available today can effectively serve modern poultry production and generate profits. A look across two dozen trials reveals their potential. This article is written by Richard Markus, Assistant of Development Director & Global Technical Sales Coordinator, and Franz Waxenecker, Director of the Development Department, BIOMIN. ...

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Reemergence of New World Screwworm in Endangered Florida Key Deer

Feb 27, 2017

The New World screw-worm fly, or screw-worm for short, is a species of parasitic fly that is well known for the way in which its larvae (maggots) eat the living tissue of warm-blooded animals. It is present in the New World tropics. Screwworm infestations can be devastating to domestic livestock. Dr. Tina Dow, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine, explains us the characteristics and the lifecycle of these insects, furthermore outlines the current treatment and eradication measures. ...

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Effect of Free Medium Chain Fatty Acids on Zootechnical Performances and Health of Piglets after Weaning

Feb 27, 2017

The environmental, nutritional, social and managerial changes that happen during the weaning period are a real challenge for piglets, and they can cause severe health problems for the animals. In order to prove that medium chain fatty acids are worthy alternatives to be used against these problems, in this article Wouter Naeyaert and Gil De Clercq, Product Managers at Nuscience, will share the results of field trials carried out in different countries and involving 5244 piglets of different genetics. ...

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Mastitis Due to Mycoplasma bovis Insights

Feb 27, 2017

Cows infected with mycoplasma spread the infection both vertically through milk and horizontally to other animals through aerosols, direct contact, milking systems or objects contaminated with the infectious organisms (fomites) such as bedding, water or feed. In their article, Raúl Vázquez, Global Dairy Technical Services Manager and Rinse Jan Boersma, Global Marketing Director Dairy Cattle for Bayer Animal Health, will explain what mycoplasmas are, why they are a problem, and what to do when mycoplasma is suspected or diagnosed. ...

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Chances for Phytogenic Feed Additives in Antibiotic-free Animal Production

Feb 27, 2017

The discovery of antibiotics is one of the most important achievements in modern medicine. This article, written by Tobias Aumiller, Research and Development manager for Swine and Microbiology, Emily Zhou, Research and Development manager for Poultry and Immunology and Andreas S. Müller, Head of Research & Development at Delacon, briefly reviews the mode of action of antibiotics and evaluates the potential of phytogenic substances in their treatment in antibiotic-free livestock production. ...

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Managing Diabetes in Dogs and Cats

Feb 27, 2017

Diabetes management involves veterinary care and a daily routine at home that usually includes insulin administration, a consistent diet, regular exercise and monitoring. This article about diabetes mellitus is written by Dr Linda Horspool BVMS, PhD, DipECVPT, MRCVS, recognised specialist in pharmacology and toxicology, Director Scientific Marketing Affairs, Global Companion Animal Business, MSD Animal Health. ...

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