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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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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