Veterinary Clinical Studies and Quality Assurance

Sep 11, 2017

VICH GL9 GCP is the principle source of guidance for veterinary Good Clinical Practice (GCP) studies; it is from here we take our lead. Quality assurance (QA) in veterinary clinical studies is the responsibility of all study personnel as defined in VICH GL9 GCP. In the guidance, however, the role of quality assurance staff in veterinary clinical studies is illdefined. This article by Iain McPhee BSc, MBA, FRQA of RQA gives additional guidance on QA audit ...

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Brexit: How NOAH is Working to Ensure a Thriving UK Animal Health Sector

Sep 11, 2017

Following the result of the UK’s referendum on membership of the European Union, Dawn Howard, Chief Executive of NOAH (National Office of Animal Health), comments that the association is committed to working with the UK regulator, government and other stakeholder organisations on any forthcoming changes to regulations or market access conditions. It has been working hard towards the sector’s vison of an environment that delivers a thriving animal medicines sector post-Brexit, informing its members on the latest developments, and helping to steer a course through new legislation in discussions with UK politicians to get the best for animal health. ...

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Liver Fluke – An Impact on More than Welfare

Sep 11, 2017

A particularly warm and wet start to summer in 2017 may result in a greater risk of liver fluke disease this autumn, meaning UK farmers must be ready to take action, says Rachel Mallet, Territory Manager at Bimeda. Fascioliasis is the name given to the disease caused by the liver fluke parasite, which may be caused by the migration of fluke through the liver tissue, causing damage, and the presence of the adult flukes in the bile duct; fascioliasis has a significant impact not only on the welfare of the stock but also on their productivity ...

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A Year of Challenges and Progress

Sep 11, 2017

The last year has been eventful. We’ve seen landmark moments in our international effort to tackle antimicrobial resistance, and Europe has been hit by some challenging animal diseases — most notably the ongoing bird flu outbreak which has swept across the continent. While there are a number of unprecedented challenges on the horizon, Nigel Paul Gibbens, CBE, Chief Veterinary Office (CVO) of the United Kingdom and for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), talks optimistically about the important roles for the veterinary profession in the future and the ability to maintain a topclass reputation, including for expertise in surveillance and disease control. ...

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