Vet Med Legislation: How Far Will The Commission Go?

Jan 11, 2015

Paul Cooper of Assentra reflects upon the review of the veterinary medicines legislation that has started in 2010. More than four years later, those with a stake in how veterinary medicines are regulated in Europe are still waiting for the Commission’s proposals to be published. The current regulatory framework is defective in some major areas and the animal health industry is labouring under a heavy administrative burden. ...

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The Human-Animal Bond – The Cost of Care

Aug 29, 2014 0

This may be the biggest issue the veterinary community faces — how to help pet owners afford the care we are now able to provide as veterinarians, argues Kerry E. Marshall of Trupanion. In her article, she discusses medical insurance for pets: a powerful tool preventing “ethical exhaustion” by helping assist pet owners in affording the care their pet needs. The time to ACT is now — ...

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Zoonotic Diseases – The Forgotten Ones?

Aug 27, 2014 0

About 75% of the new diseases that have affected humans over the past 10 years have been caused by pathogens originating from an animal or from products of animal origin. Even though many of the zoonotic diseases have the means to spread over long distances and to become global problems, limited reliable qualitative and quantitative information on their burden is available at the moment. ...

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The Economics of Animal Health

Aug 27, 2014 0

Animal health professionals need to have an understanding of the application of economics to animal health, and the current economic crisis makes the need for these skills all the more urgent. In their paper Elizabeth L. Jackson, Barbara Häsler & Jonathan Rushton of Department of Production & Population Health, Royal Veterinary College highlight how the best use of economics will improve decision-making on animal health on so many levels. ...

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One Health – A Reality or Yet Another Utopian Overreach?

Aug 27, 2014 0

He believes in it and practises it in his business because “it is common sense”. Sam Al-Murrani of Babylon Bioconsulting discusses the “One Health” concept and the irony that, considering its fundamental importance, it has not been matched by a concerted effort to engender grassroots and popular support for it. Apart from a few professionals, professional organisations and some governmental agencies in a few countries, ...

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