Spanish for Animal Healthcare

Jul 31, 2018

Colorado State University has launched a new undergraduate certificate in “Spanish for Animal Health and Care.” The aim is to address the language communication gap. Instructor Shannon Zeller says the team in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures want to make sure students in veterinary and animal science fields can communicate with Spanish speakers in a farm or ranch setting. “Because the students are aware they need to be able to communicate with the workforce because they are the ones that are the hands on caretakers of the animals. Things like asking questions, giving directions, providing feedback.” Zeller and Professor Maura Velazquez-Castillo found that animal welfare is at stake when English speaking healthcare provides encounter primarily Spanish speaking workers. And currently up to 90 percent of the livestock workforce is made up of primarily Spanish speakers. The new certificate will be offered by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures beginning this fall, and will be available in an online-only format as well as in person. ...

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Antibiotic award for research group

Jul 9, 2018

University of Bristol Veterinary School’s AMR Force wins in the third Antibiotic Guardian Awards run by Public Health England. A University of Bristol research group has won a prestigious award in recognition of its achievement in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR Force, which facilitates AMR research at the university’s Veterinary School, was recognised at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards run by Public Health England. Now in their third year, the awards are attended by leaders in human medicine, veterinary medicine and the agricultural industries from the UK and around the world. Worldwide entries Hosted by chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies, the awards this year included entries from as far away as Malaysia and New Zealand. The university’s AMR Force was victorious in the new Agriculture and Food category for its collaboration with researchers, practitioners and industry bodies across the food chain. Public awareness AMR Force aims to promote and facilitate decreasing antibiotic use while improving animal health through a range of approaches addressing differing styles and attitudes. It has also... ...

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University of Bristol initiative honoured at antibiotic awards

Jul 2, 2018

AMR Task Force wins in the agriculture & food category An antimicrobial resistance research initiative led by vets at the University of Bristol scooped top honours at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards. Led by Dr Kristen Reyher, The ‘AMR Force’, programme won first prize in the agriculture and food category. The British Poultry Council and Wayland Farms were also highly commended. The category – a first for the annual awards ceremony – attracted 16 retailers, universities, independent businesses and farmers, with nine scoring enough to be shortlisted by the judges. The wins in other categories were more focused on healthcare. Now in its third year, the Antibiotic Guardian Awards celebrate organisations and individuals who have shown achievements in tackling antimicrobial resistance at a local, regional or national level. The campaign is led by Public Health England in collaboration with Defra and professional bodies. Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies opened the awards by acknowledging the antibiotic achievements of the poultry meat and pig sectors. The Prescribing & Stewardship award went to... ...

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