As I am on a hiatus from social media (well, Facebook to be more precise), it’s hard to get notices out of events that may be of interest.
However, it can’t help to give a final push via the Veterinary Careers news section
On the 18th of May, the AVPH are hosting a 1hr webinar on smallholders and biosecurity.
As a veterinarian who has a thing or two to say about surveillance and biosecurity, there are some genuine concerns about how we can engage with such producers/farmers/enthusiasts.
This webinar is part of a bigger planned output from AVPH and the AVA.
On the 9th of June, the AVPH will be hosting a 1-day workshop at the University of Melbourne that is designed for private practitioners who want to upskill their technical skills and knowledge of notifiable diseases with regards to smallholder farmers. This is a collaboration with DPI NSW, Agriculture Victoria, The Mackinnon Project (University of Melbourne), Charles Sturt University and 3M. Further details can be found on the AVA website.
DPI NSW have also launched a 2 hour, free e-learning webinar to provide Australian veterinarians with the foundational know-how of how biosecurity works within Australia as well as valuable resources. Further details are in the link below and requires registration on the DPI’s EMTrain website
Lots going on, but a fun time to get involved.
See you all tomorrow at the webinar!
How awesome is this? The US Fish and Wildlife service are using vaccine-laced M&Ms to deliver protection to at risk ferrets and prairie dogs.
Drone technology certainly has come a long way and will hopefully expand even more in the delivery of disease surveillance and agricultural opportunities.
Let’s all remember that before Skynet becomes active.
Source: Drones to unleash vaccine-laced M&Ms in bid to save endangered ferrets | Environment | The Guardian
Highlighting an area where veterinarians can expand our knowledge – companion animal geriatric medicine.
Many of the world’s biggest economies worry about the growth in our ageing human population. But now science reveals they might need to consider our ageing feline population, too.
Source: We’ve got an aging cat population and it could be an issue | SBS Science
Always good to see an old Professor of mine getting the message out there. Perfect space for practitioners with a research-leaning mind to get involved.
“We think we’ve got a grade-A report within companion animals and in livestock that we’ve got low levels of resistance particularly to critically important drugs used for serious or complicated infections.
“But without vigilance, without good study you can flip the report card very quickly and very easily.
“So it’s really important across the level governments, industry, universities that we’re all working together to keep these rates at this really low level.” – Prof Darren Trott, University of Adelaide
Source: Australia winning against superbugs in animals, researchers find
This confirms what researchers have suspected with mounting evidence about harms caused by the virus.
Source: CDC confirms Zika virus causes microcephaly, other birth defects – The Washington Post