CRISPR Progress – What Does It Mean for the Veterinarians?

Dec 7, 2016

If you don’t know what CRISPR is you aren’t alone, but you’d probably better get on board. Chances are it will affect you in one way or another in the near future; particularly if you’re involved in the field of veterinary medicine. Aidan Connolly, Chief Innovation Officer & Vice President with Alltech explains what it is and how it will affect your life. ...

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Update on EFSA FEEDAP Guidance Documents – What are the Potential Benefits?

Dec 7, 2016

EFSA held a meeting to present and collect feedback from stakeholders on the proposed changes to the FEEDAP technical guidance documents, which are intended to assist applicants in the preparation of technical dossiers for the authorisation of additives for use in animal nutrition. Coauthors Jutta Knabe Guerra, Regulatory Affairs Manager and Dr Hannah Lester, Regulatory Affairs Specialist for Pen & Tec Consulting illustrate how this meeting created a platform to exchange views on scientific issues. ...

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One Health Collaboration: The Economic Rationale

Dec 7, 2016

In terms of market capitalisation, the animal health market is valued at a mere 0.3 per cent of the human healthcare market. Investment and advances in human medical innovation have outpaced veterinary medicine for decades. Yet this does not reflect the true value of animal health nor capture the value of collaborative projects that fall within a ‘One Health’ agenda which ultimately benefit human health. This article written by Lloyd Reeve-Johnson, Professor of One Health, will outline some of the core areas where One Health approaches add significant value to human wellbeing. ...

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