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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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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