Download: Repurposing human therapies for pachyderm wound healing

Chronic foot wounds are problems large mammals kept in zoos often experience, and can cause difficulties for the keepers responsible for their well-being.   In Synedgen’s whitepaper “Repurposing human therapies for pachyderm wound healing”, the company talks about the extent of this problem, as well as what can be done to combat it.   Download the whitepaper now to learn …

Global Green Vs. Salmonella

Salmonella causes about 1.2 million cases of food poisoning each year. Its victims are most likely to be 5 or younger, adults older than 65, and individuals with impaired immune systems. Infections from Salmonella, which can be deadly, result in $365 million in direct medical costs each year, according to the CDC.   Download Global Green’s whitepaper to read more …

Breaking into Brazil’s huge animal market

Global entities have reached a consensus that there is a need for increased agricultural production due to the increase of world population and consequent increased demand for food. Because of this, the livestock industry is working towards the goal of having healthier animals and more efficient production systems, lowering costs and increasing productivity.   Download Dolivar Coraucci’s presentation to learn …

Treating fur mites can also alter mouse genetics

Here is a guest post from Faculty of 1000 (F1000) on a paper demonstrating that ivermectin treatment interferes with genetic experimentation in transgenic mice.   Transgenic animals, created by altering an organism’s genetic information through recombinant DNA technology, are invaluable in many facets of scientific research; they enable us to investigate genetic disorders, search for possible therapies and help us …

AFBF vs FDA – who’s right?

A huge debate in the animal health industry as of late has been that of whether the FDA is doing the right thing by cracking down on the use of antibiotics in production animals.   The industry is decidedly torn on the subject. Fearing the effects antibiotic-resistant bacteria will have on the human (as well as animal) population, many activists …

Download: Survey report on antibiotics use in production animals

One big issue that has most of the animal health community talking at the moment is the ongoing debate over what the FDA should be doing in regards to the use of antibiotics in production animals. The problem comes from public concern over antibiotic-resistant organisms evolving. We conducted a survey of animal health experts from all across the industry to …

Why do we spend so many resources on animal health when there are people in need?

This is a question many people outside the animal health industry pose from time to time. Mostly people who don’t have dogs.   To everyone who’s ever wondered about the above, here’s an answer: Because animal health research saves human lives.   Kansas State University researchers Raymond “Bob” Rowland and Deryl Troyer have recently become the first to find the …

MedinCell signs on as a sponsor for the World Animal Health Congress

This week, the World Animal Health Congress is proud to announce MedinCell as one of our sponsors for this year's event!   MedinCell develops long-acting injectable products for animal health. Their MedinGelâ„¢ delivery platform enables partners to develop differentiated, controlled-release products using small molecules or peptides (NCEs or generic APIs). The system is based upon proprietary polymers that form a …