Viral outbreak ravages Canadian salmon farms

Last month, Mainstream Canada announced that over 500,000 British Columbia salmon have been culled in the past month due to a viral outbreak in the region. The disease, called infectious hematopoietic necrosis or IHN, is sometimes compared to rabies and affects a number of different trout and salmon species. Read the full article here. The farm wasn't the only one …

Pfizer plans Animal-Health Unit IPO

According to Reuters, Pfizer Inc plans to separate its animal health unit into a stand-alone company, hoping to focus more intently on its core pharmaceuticals business.  Pfizer said on Thursday that preparations were under way for a public offering of a minority stake in the new animal health company, which would be called Zoetis. Ian Read, Pfizer's chief executive has …

California cow sets off Mad Cow worry

A dairy cow from California tested positive for Mad Cow disease, or Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, setting off an investigation by the USDA. Read the full story from the Washington Post. The cow, which was 10 years old and could not stand, was sent to a facility that euthanizes sick or injured animals unfit for continued production or food supply. The …

Does your hamburger really need that extra #penicillin?

U.S. commands the FDA to crack down on unnecessary use of antibiotics in food animals.   Read the original article here   A recent federal court ruling has mandated that the FDA do more to take care of human health threats due to the superfluous use of antibiotics administered to food animals. The ruling came from as a result of …

Download – Implementing cross-protection against #influenza virus infection by intranasal administration of NP- and M- based #vaccine

Discover methods to achieve cross-protection against influenza virus protection from Dr. Chen Ze, Assistant Diretor of SIBP, Head of the Laboratory of Virus & Vaccine Shanghai Institute of Biological Products, China. Dr. Chen Ze is currently a Professor of Shanghai Institute of Biological Products (SIBP) and a part-time Chair Professor of College of Life Science, Hunan Normal University. He is …

Download: Uncovering the public health benefits of quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccines

Discover public health benefits of quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccines, as presented by Filip Dubovsky, Vice Presideent Clinical Development, Therapeutic Area Head, Vaccines, MedImmune, United States. Dr. Filip Dubovsky joined MedImmune in August 2006 as director, clinical development and was named vicee president, clinical development, and global clinical therapeutic head, vaccines in July 2008. In this capacity, he leads the …