Nutriad concludes 2016 Spain Maize Mycotoxin Survey

Dec 19, 2016

Multinational feed producer Nutriad, concluded its 2016 Mycotoxin Survey in Spain, which included 107 maize samples from different Spanish regions. All samples were collected almost immediately after the harvest from farms or animal feed production sites. More than 400 analyses were conducted to test for the occurrence of the 4 mycotoxins most frequently found in agricultural commodities intended for animal production. The survey provided an insight into the incidences of aflatoxins (Afla) – sum of aflatoxin B1, B2, G1 and G2, zearalenone (ZEN), deoxynivalenol (DON) and fumonisins (FUM) – sum of fumonisin B1 and fumonisin B2.  The results showed that almost 48% and 29% of the maize samples were contaminated with FUM and DON, respectively. Only 4,7 % of the samples contained Afla and this low incidence of contamination was unexpected. The average concentrations of all recovered mycotoxins were medium (>LOQ but below EU recommendation levels). The highest concentration of DON detected in one of the samples reached 3721 μg/kg. Only 8,4% of the samples contained ZEN, a mycotoxin affecting... ...

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Farming union labels lynx reintroduction ‘sensationalist and ill-conceived’

Dec 19, 2016

NFU Scotland has labelled lynx reintroduction ‘sensationalist and ill-conceived’ as the union calls for a ‘sensible and proportionate’ management of wildlife in Scotland. The last 12 months has seen ‘real progress’ being made in efforts to allow ‘sensible and proportionate’ management of wildlife that are having a negative impact on farming and crofting, the union says. This has come at a time of unprecedented interest amongst farmers, crofters and the wider public about the ‘rewilding’ agenda. Rewilding is large-scale conservation aimed at restoring and protecting natural processes and core wilderness areas, providing connectivity between such areas, and protecting or reintroducing apex predators and keystone species. NFU Scotland’s Vice President Rob Livesey said the past year has seen a ‘long line of brazen and presumptuous’ claims about the imminent reintroduction of lynx to Scotland. He said: “I can categorically reassure our members that the process for securing permission for the trial release of lynx is long and complex and any application would be subject to considerable analysis and debate. “Some have... ...

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Animal Ethics pain product extended for use in Australian calves

Dec 19, 2016

Australian regulatory authorities have extended the use of the anesthetic and antiseptic topical application Tri-Solfen to include the alleviation of pain in calves. The product, which is manufactured by domestic firm Animal Ethics, was previously approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for use in lambs during October 2016. It is currently used in over eight million animals per year in Australia – alleviating pain from procedures such as castration, tail docking and mulesing. Now, the over-the-counter product has been extended for use in calves. Tri-Solfen has a three-way action designed to numb the animal’s wound, minimize bleeding and protect against infection. According to Animal Ethics, trials have demonstrated pain alleviation for up to 24 hours in both calves and lambs after surgical castration. These trials also showed a significant improvement in wound healing. Allan Giffard, managing director of Animal Ethics, said: “It is a major win for farmers, a win for calves, a win for animal welfare and a win for the Australian cattle and dairy industries.... ...

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Five-day Poultry Health, Climate and Feed training

Dec 14, 2016

Would you like to broaden and deepen your knowledge of poultry diseases? Are you facing trouble while interpreting test results? Are you looking for more information to make a successful diagnosis? At GD Animal Health in the Netherlands we offer custom made and open courses, and it is our ambition to be the most client-oriented and innovative education institute focused on animal health. Good health is in the interest of animals and contributes to sustainable farming. The combination of diagnostics and animal health expertise is what makes GD Animal Health so unique. This enables us to offer products and services that not only improve animal health, but are also convenient for our customers and generate good financial returns. We provide international services in the fields of poultry, cattle, swine and small ruminants. Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art appliances. Approximately 600 different analyses are performed routinely, varying from necropsy to executing molecular diagnostic tests. GD Animal Health also has a good international reputation as a contract research organization for applied... ...

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VETPLUS LAUNCHES NEXT GENERATION OF DIGESTIONAL SUPPORT FOR PETS

Dec 13, 2016

Veterinary nutraceutical expert, VetPlus, has further expanded its product portfolio by launching a new, easy to use digestive support supplement called FIBOR™. Designed for cats and dogs,  FIBOR™ has a unique combination of ingredients including kiwi fruit and five other natural fibre sources to support the function of the digestive tract and promote a healthy breakdown of food. Containing both soluble and insoluble fibre, the innovative kiwi ingredient provides a remarkable source of many nutrients. It has been proven to encourage normal gut motility and faecal consistency, aiding cases of constipation and diarrhoea. Kiwi fruit also aids protein digestion in the stomach and the small intestine because it offers a unique source of the proteolytic enzyme, Actinidin. Available in a 500g pot with a handy scoop, the highly appetising pellets mean that they can be given with food every day to act as a long term management option for digestive health and anal gland problems. Natasha Wilkinson, Technical Advisor at VetPlus, said: “Loose stools, constipation and gland impaction cases are... ...

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Nutriad poised for further growth in Myanmar

Dec 12, 2016

Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad proudly participated in the Agrilivestock trade show that took place from December 7 thru 9 in Yangon, Myanmar. Hosted by the Myanmar Livestock Federation, the event featured more than 200 international and local companies. Together with their local partner, Nutriad highlighted its feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture.                                                       Nutriad Agrilivestock, Myanmar, Dec. 2016   BK Chew, Regional Director APAC, expressed his confidence in the future outlook of the Myanmar livestock industry and the growth opportunities it provides.  “Nutriad has been actively engaging with Myanmar producers for more than 15 years.  We were the first company to introduce the concept of mycotoxin risk management, when we launched Toxy-Nil.  With the accelerating development of feed and animal production towards more technical and well organized feed mill and farm management, we are well positioned to take further leadership in this market.”                               Boon Kee Chew     Erik Visser, Nutriad CEO, added: “We increasingly see local and foreign investors wanting to be a part of the... ...

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HENRY SCHEIN INFOGRAPHIC OFFERS VETERINARIANS AND PET PARENTS TIPS FOR A HAPPY AND HEALTHY HOLIDAY SEASON

Dec 12, 2016

Downloadable Infographic Offers Tips About Traditional Decorations, Plants, and Foods That Can Prove Harmful to Household Pets   MELVILLE, N.Y., November 29, 2016 – As the holidays approach and pet owners everywhere start preparing their homes for the season, Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) is encouraging veterinarians to speak to their clients about potential safety risks that certain traditional decorations,  plants, and treats can pose to household pets. To that end, Henry Schein Animal Health has made an infographic available for download that veterinary practices can post to their websites and share on social media and with their clients. According to the infographic, which sources information from the American Veterinary Medical Association and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, pet parents can provide a safe holiday environment for their animals by: Avoiding certain holiday decorations that can be harmful to pets if ingested, such ribbons and tinsel, and candles, which can pose a risk of fire if knocked over. Keeping toxic foods like chocolate—which can be lethal to... ...

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Kris Van Malderen appointed Chief Operating Officer at GD Animal Health

Dec 6, 2016

Mr Kris Van Malderen (54) has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at GD Animal Health. From the 1st of January 2017, he will become a member of the board of directors together with Ynte Schukken, who then succeeds Jan Jansen as Chief Executive Officer. Van Malderen is currently an adviser to the President and COO of the Antea Group Holding in Maarssen. Previously he served as Division Director at the Antea Group and as CEO of Antea Belgium. Van Malderen has a vast amount of experience in international management, improvement of operating efficiency and business operations including company strategy, Human Resources, legal affairs and risk management. Kris Van Malderen graduated in the field of Environmental Management from Wageningen University, and subsequently undertook various postgraduate management programmes. In his new position at GD Animal Health, Van Malderen will focus on business operations. ...

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ECO Animal Health swine treatment gets approval in Brazil

Dec 5, 2016

    ECO Animal Health Group announced on Monday that its subsidiary, ECO Animal Health do Brasil, has received a marketing authorisation from the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply for the use of Aivlosin 625 mg/g water soluble granules in swine. The AIM-traded firm said its patented antimicrobial is used under veterinary prescription for the treatment of a variety of economically important respiratory and enteric diseases in poultry and pigs. It said the approved formulation of Aivlosin will be marketed for the treatment of ileitis, or porcine proliferative enteropathy, which is a gut disease of swine. ECO claimed that, with global concerns about the use of antibiotics in production animals, the new treatment with its low therapeutic dose rate and short treatment duration meets antimicrobial stewardship guidelines. “This approval from the Brazilian MAPA is very important in the development of Aivlosin for swine globally,” said chairman Peter Lawrence. “Brazil is one of the world’s leading producers and exporters of pork and this new formulation will enhance our ability... ...

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Animal health conference calls for medicine market collaboration

Dec 5, 2016

HealthforAnimals used the fifth Global Animal Health Conference in India to call for greater cooperation between national governments to improve market access for veterinary medicines. In front of representatives from 24 countries at the Lalit New Delhi Hotel, the animal medicines association urged regulators and policymakers to build stronger regional networks to streamline regulatory systems and improve the availability of medicines.   Carel du Marchie Sarvaas urged delegates to apply and share what they learned at the fifth Global Animal Health Conference. Exchange of views The conference brought together government representatives, regulators, industry, academia, intergovernmental bodies and international organisations to exchange views, best practices and the challenges of good regulatory governance of veterinary medicines. Opening the conference, Samuel Thevasagayam, deputy director of agricultural development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which supports the event, said: “Approximately 60% of smallholder farmers depend on livestock for their well-being in Africa and South Asia. It is estimated 25% of livestock production is lost due to preventable or treatable diseases. “One of the... ...

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