Phytogenics Improve First-line Defence in Swine and Poultry

Dec 7, 2016

Swine and poultry breeds have a high genetic performance potential that can only be realised in case of optimal housing conditions, high health status, low stress levels and good quality feeds. Ester Vinyeta, Species Leader Swine and Feed Technology Expert at Delacon and Jan Dirk van der Klis, Head of Products & Innovation, Species Leader Poultry, teach us how important it is to understand intestinal disorders in order to be able to develop effective intervention strategies. ...

Read More

The Issue of Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics

Dec 7, 2016

Dr Thomas D. Overbay, veterinarian, one of the founders of Expedite Animal Health, talks about the dilemma of keeping the animals well while facing the pressure regarding the use of antibiotics. He tries to find out how to balance the scale between the animal welfare and food safety concerns and suggests different types of solutions. ...

Read More

CRISPR Progress – What Does It Mean for the Veterinarians?

Dec 7, 2016

If you don’t know what CRISPR is you aren’t alone, but you’d probably better get on board. Chances are it will affect you in one way or another in the near future; particularly if you’re involved in the field of veterinary medicine. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President with Alltech explains what it is and how it will affect your life. ...

Read More

The Threat Posed by Counterfeit Animal Pharmaceuticals and the Consequences for Labelling Companies

Dec 7, 2016

Sophisticated criminal counterfeiting networks are targeting veterinary medicines on a worldwide scale, with serious implications for animal health and welfare. Stephen Jarrold, Sales & Marketing Director at Denny Bros Ltd, tackles the topic of using ineffective drugs or insufficient doses of medicines to treat our animals. He casts light upon key problems regarding packaging and labelling and offers solutions on how to avoid the threat of obtaining counterfeit pharmaceutical products. ...

Read More

Vaccines – Is It All a Myth?

Dec 7, 2016

Over 75% of emerging diseases are zoonotic, which means they can be transmitted from animals to humans. Vaccines safeguard our pets and, in turn, protect humans from zoonotic diseases – such as Leptospirosis. Focusing on beliefs and disbelief, HealthforAnimals provides a new guide for filling the void between vaccination facts and fiction. ...

Read More

Using Technology to Help Monitor and Reduce Digital Dermatitis

Dec 7, 2016

Digital dermatitis is an important animal health concern and one of the most infectious diseases of cattle, caused by a mixture of different bacteria. Tommy Armstrong has worked for Provita in various roles and projects in the areas of technical sales support, research, marketing and sales. In this context, he speaks about the rules of footbathing, the alternatives and different approaches to controlling lameness. ...

Read More

Update on EFSA FEEDAP Guidance Documents – What are the Potential Benefits?

Dec 7, 2016

EFSA held a meeting to present and collect feedback from stakeholders on the proposed changes to the FEEDAP technical guidance documents, which are intended to assist applicants in the preparation of technical dossiers for the authorisation of additives for use in animal nutrition. Coauthors Jutta Knabe Guerra, Regulatory Affairs Manager and Dr Hannah Lester, Regulatory Affairs Specialist for Pen & Tec Consulting illustrate how this meeting created a platform to exchange views on scientific issues. ...

Read More

One Health Collaboration: The Economic Rationale

Dec 7, 2016

In terms of market capitalisation, the animal health market is valued at a mere 0.3 per cent of the human healthcare market. Investment and advances in human medical innovation have outpaced veterinary medicine for decades. Yet this does not reflect the true value of animal health nor capture the value of collaborative projects that fall within a ‘One Health’ agenda which ultimately benefit human health. This article written by Lloyd Reeve-Johnson, Professor of One Health, will outline some of the core areas where One Health approaches add significant value to human wellbeing. ...

Read More

Microbiomes Set to Dominate Agri-science for the Foreseeable

Dec 7, 2016

In his editorial Phil Christopher, BSc Agric, knowledge transfer assistant at Envirosystems UK Ltd, developer of innovative biological conditioning applications for livestock farming leads us into the world of micro-organisms. Being part of the research project team with Lancaster University, he summarises the results of tests made on soil samples and crayons out green bedding questions and other options for dairy cow cubicles. ...

Read More

IT and Logistic Solutions for Animal Vaccine Distribution

Dec 7, 2016

Animal vaccines are essential, not just because they can effectively prevent potentially serious diseases in animals, but also they can be beneficial to humans’ health. Kirk Randall, Sales Director at Cryoport, will address the most pressing issues regarding the logistics and shipment of cryogenic animal health products as they represent the highest level of need, both in terms of capital and shipping expense-related costs, for any organisation working with these products. ...

Read More