Animal Welfare: The Business Case for Compassion

May 19, 2015

The importance of animal welfare in pharmaceutical development is very significant nowadays. Contract research organizations set a ‘high bar’ for animal welfare due to the potential for public scrutiny. Jonathan Hare from Kingfisher discusses those issues, also mentioning the role of an active and engaged Animal Care Committee.   ...

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Blowfly Strike – Appropriate Steps for Prevention and Treatment

May 19, 2015

Warmer days during spring and summer don’t have to be such a joyous observation. As the temperature increases, perfect conditions for blowflies are created. The ectoparasite well known by sheepfarmers affects the gross majority of herds. Rachel Mallet from Bimeda presents blowfly’s lifecycle, how they infect sheep and lists prevention methods to avoid mass infection.   ...

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The Future of Innovation in Animal Health

May 19, 2015

Innovation is at the heart of growth for any industry, as it is for any company. However, most business leader’s focus is on achieving financial targets for the short term. This makes committing internal resources for tomorrow a bargain that many are not fully comfortable with, and they then try to rationalize this decision by claiming that innovation can’t be planned and is best realized as a spontaneous occurrence. In this article by Dan Peizer at Catalent proves this argument is misguided. ...

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