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Vets working together to support poor farmers

Vets working together to support poor farmers

27/4/2015

By Jeremy Salt, GALVmed Director of Research & Development I wonder how many of us believed the warnings when we started at vet school that in ten years’ time half of us would not be in vet practice? Certainly not me for sure.  As a member of the pre-James Herriott generation (only just mind!), I [...]

We need a game-changer for combating zoonotic diseases

We need a game-changer for combating zoonotic diseases

24/4/2015

By: Peter Jeffries, CEO of GALVmed: Everyone’s talking about the importance of zoonotic disease. And, rightly or wrongly, it’s usually animals that get the blame for passing disease to man. But, despite the many conferences reflecting that buzz-word “One Health”, the real progress in, and commitment to, control of zoonoses  is disturbingly limited. Take the [...]

Smart partnerships to eradicate zoonotic diseases

Smart partnerships to eradicate zoonotic diseases

24/4/2015

By Dr Claudia Cordel, GALVmed’s Swine Project Manager Every local vet plays a critical role in animal and human health sectors, ensuring animal and human health on a daily basis. Similarly, every vet and paravet in the developing countries plays an equally important role of ensuring the health and well-being of many people’s precious assets [...]

A nice problem to have?

A nice problem to have?

24/4/2015

By Brigitte Schiessl, GALVmed Portfolio Director: There is a lot of criticism being voiced about modern medicine and its limitations. This is clearly a nice problem to have. People have gotten so used to being protected from infectious diseases by vaccinations and antibiotics, to having broken bones fixed by surgeons under perfect anaesthesia, to having [...]

A call to my fellow vets

A call to my fellow vets

24/4/2015

By Dr Mamta Dhawan, GALVmed Regional Manager, South Asia:  Will Rogers once said, “The best doctor in the world is a veterinarian. He can’t ask his patients what is the matter– he’s got to just know!” World Veterinary day is celebrated all over acknowledging the important role vets play world over taking care of livestock, poultry [...]

Controlling zoonotic diseases requires coordinated efforts

Controlling zoonotic diseases requires coordinated efforts

23/4/2015

By Dr Samuel Adediran, GALVmed Assistant Director of Global Access:  A typical family in Africa is surrounded by animals whether domestic pets or livestock. In most cases, you will find that people who work in the cities have farms back home in the villages where they rear livestock. These are viewed as investments for when [...]

Brigitte Schiessl: Licensed to heal

Brigitte Schiessl: Licensed to heal

23/4/2015

By Brigitte Schiessl, GALVmed Portfolio Director: What makes an 8 year old girl decide she wants to become a veterinarian? Standing there with this dying little bird in my hands, without a clue what’s wrong with it nor what to do to help. Watching this baby calf being pulled out with brutal force of a [...]