European Mycotoxins

Sep 11, 2015

European cattle producers are being warned that the rations they feed to their cows are increasingly likely to be contaminated with multiple mycotoxins. Corn silage is now trending at high risk for mycotoxin contamination which is presenting very real challenges for farmers striving to achieve optimum productivity, even in the best-run cattle herds. Nick Adams, Global Director of the Mycotoxin Management Team at Alltech, offers advice on how to improve the management of stored feeds in order to reduce this problem. ...

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The Heart of the Matter: Having Ridden the Veterinary Learning Curve, Where To Next?

Sep 11, 2015

This article is the second part of an analysis of the relationship among study training format, veterinarian learning styles, and investigator performance during clinical trials.  Denni O. Day, founder, President, and CEO of VetPharm, Inc., describes the three study training methods (webinar, on-site, and centralized), giving the benefits and shortcomings of each.  Regardless of the study training method selected by a sponsor, the author suggests including varied presentation and teaching techniques to appeal to the different learning styles of the individual attendees. Denni also recommends testing for understanding and retention of the key elements of the protocol and other study requirements. http://animalhealthmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/The-heart-of-the-matter…pdf.pdf ...

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Validation of Livestock Infectious Disease Models – Critical Success Factors

Sep 11, 2015

David Reddick, Head of Animal Health at Moredun Scientific and Willie Donachie, visiting professor at the University of Glasgow and Heriot Watt University explain how validated experimental models of livestock infectious disease are important tools for the generation of efficacy data for candidate veterinary medicinal products. The article outlines key elements in the development and successful application of experimental models, including the strain of the pathogen used in the experimental challenge, and volume and titre of challenge material. http://animalhealthmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Validation…pdf.pdf ...

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Anthrax: A ‘quiescent lethal bug’ with zoonotic potential

Sep 11, 2015

Anthrax has been reported as one of the most important zoonoses in terms of human health and livestock impact, amenability to agricultural interventions and severity of disease emergence, with approximately 10-100 thousand human incidences occurring annually throughout the world.  Many of the cases go unreported due to lack of awareness and improper monitoring, especially in developing nations. Dr. Pankaj Dhaka, Ph. D. Scholar at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, and Dr. Deepthi Vijay, Assistant Professor at the College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Kerala, India, describe how a proper understanding of the causative agent, nature of the disease and its transmission are the priority to combat the endemicity of this disease. ...

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