“Pharmaceutical Stewardship” – A Strategic Priority for the World Veterinary Association

Sep 11, 2015

Pharmaceutical stewardship encompasses several areas, including the responsible use of antimicrobials to decrease antimicrobial resistance, the availability of good quality medicines for health care professional use in all areas of the world, and the responsible disposal of those medicines to prevent environmental contamination and unintended exposures. Dr. Carlson, President of the World Veterinary Association for the 2014-2017 term, discusses the need for continued research and responsible behaviours in pharmaceutics to continue to improve human and animal health and welfare, and to provide an abundant, safe, and humanely produced food supply of animal origin.   ...

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Tackling major diseases in British cattle herds

Sep 11, 2015

Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD), Johne’s Disease, Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) and Leptospirosis are the four most important non-statutory diseases affecting cattle in British beef and dairy herds. Co-ordinating the control of these diseases is largely managed through the not-for-profit, Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS). In this article, Tim Brigstocke, executive director of Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) and policy director to the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF),  examines two of those diseases – Johne’s and BVD, how the industry is tackling them and some of its exemplary efforts to eradicate them. http://animalhealthmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Tackling-major…pdf.pdf ...

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How Animal Medicines are Used in Livestock: UK Consumer Views

Sep 11, 2015

UK animal medicines trade association NOAH (National Office of Animal Health) has commissioned a series of studies, from 2006 to 2014, to assess how aware UK shoppers were of animal medicine use, whether it gave them any concerns and what information would be useful for them to help their understanding and allay any concerns. This paper gives the background to the studies, talks about what was done and the results, and looks briefly at how NOAH is using the findings to satisfy the information needs of UK shoppers. ...

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European Commission’s proposal for new EU veterinary legislation: Are the politicians listening to the stakeholders?

Sep 11, 2015

Since the European Commission published their proposal for the new regulation in September 2014, there have been various publications and announcements which indicate how the various stakeholders have taken to the proposals. Most recently, the European Parliament published their draft report on the Commission’s proposal, which introduced a number of interesting amendments. Will Drury, Senior Business Associate at Cyton Biosciences Ltd reviews the amendments proposed by the European Parliament and endeavours to put them into the context of how the various stakeholders have reacted so far. http://animalhealthmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/European-comission…pdf.pdf ...

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