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Why animal health is so important
Animals are a source of food for humans, and if they are not healthy, the food they provide us with will not be as nutritious.
What to do with your pets in hot weather?
If you catch them at the panting and restless stage, get them to a cooler location and provide them with water. They will likely be fine, keep an eye on them to see if they progress further, if so contact your vets straight away.
PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report 2022
Over the last 12 years, the annual PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report has surveyed a nationally representative sample of the UK’s dog, cat and rabbit owners to find out how they are providing for their pet’s welfare needs and reliably estimate pet populations. Robust methodology, consistently applied, enables accurate comparison of data and identification of trends.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
This is done through improving their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology, and skills which others have. KTPs exist to meet a care strategic need and identify innovative solutions which help businesses grow.
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What’s new for AHIN?
As many of you know, the Animal Health Innovation Network has been formed to bring together academia and industry to drive innovations within the animal health sector.
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British Cattle Veterinary Association
The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) vision include “seeing a central role for the vet to safeguard and improve the wellbeing of cattle and safety of our food within sustainable beef and dairy industries.
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NOAH
NOAH is committed to One Health which includes limiting the development of antimicrobial resistance by promoting responsible use and stewardship of antibiotics. Offering training to all their members, NOAH helps individuals to understand the risks and know when to give and not to give antibiotics.
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Surrey Research Park – centre for digital innovation
The Surrey Research Park is owned and operated by the University of Surrey and is a centre of excellence for technology, science, health, space and engineering. The park lets out spaces to businesses who want to be located close to London but not directly within it.
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Animal Health Innovation Network
The Animal Health Innovation Network bring together academia, research organisations and industry to drive innovation in the animal health sector by creating shared opportunities for value creation through collaborations, data and digital transformation.
DIGIT Lab
At the University of Exeter, the DIGIT Lab has been founded by Alan Brown, Professor in Digital Economy, and is an EPSRC Next Stage Digital Economy Research Centre backed by £12.4M in funding. DIGIT Lab is a programme helping to provide research insights, knowledge frameworks and practical techniques to accelerate digital transformation.
Project Update from Bryony Armson
We hope that the information obtained may identify research gaps for future studies and help develop solutions for effective disease control.
Meet New Members of vHive
Who are you and what is your role? Lucas - Data Management Officer
Meet new members of vHive
Who are you and what is your role? Cara Fudge – Admin Assistant
Health outcomes arising from human-animal interactions including zoonotic disease and antimicrobial resistance
That animal and human health are interdependent is increasingly recognised. Sixty percent of infectious diseases in humans are zoonotic, but despite their combined prevalence and statutory reporting in the UK, zoonoses are poorly studied.
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EnvDis – human salmonellosis and its epidemiology
Laura’s project is part of the One Health European Joint Programme (OHEJP) formation projects under the name of EnvDis. It is co-founded by Zoetis and benefits from the collaboration with PHE.
The “Ranch Livestock to Market” Programme
Good ranch management practice is essential if optimal livestock production, productivity and marketing are to be realised.
Artificial Intelligence Startups and Tools for Veterinarians
The veterinary and animal health industry is not shy of adopting new technologies. With tools for improving veterinary workflow to agri-tech solutions aimed at improving dairy yield; there are a lot of tools emerging with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning tools.
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Artificial Intelligence in animal health and veterinary sciences
There’s a growing demand for the development and use of wearables, smart cameras and other sensors in animal health for pet animals and on farms. These devices generate a huge amount of data, which raises the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) using machine learning algorithms and real-time analysis.
Blockchain in One Health: Is there a match?
The term ‘Blockchain’ has taken the tech industry by storm in the last few years. Every industry is impressed by the benefits blockchain technology offers and are utilising it in their operations. Health is no different, and there is potential for the use of blockchain in animal health.
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Innovation in animal health – what’s leading the pack?
There’s been drastic changes and improvements in the animal health space in the past year. These advances have had far-reaching implications on not only veterinary practices and research but also on the livestock industry and our understanding of animals as a whole.