• 01/08/2020
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    Battling burnout

    Battling burnout

    A recent survey found that the rate of burnout among North American vets is higher than that for doctors – a stark statistic given the well-documented emotional burden of treating people – but what is burnout exactly? While the word has traditionally been used to describe a sense of chronic exhaustion, researchers now have a

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    • 02/11/2019
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    Raw meat-based diets for companion animals – a potential source of transmission of pathogenic and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria

    Raw meat-based diets for companion animals – a potential source of transmission of pathogenic and antimicrobial-resistant bacteria

    Swiss researchers from the University of Zurich analyzed 47 raw-meat based pet foods on the market with ingredients originating from Switzerland or Germany. They found strains of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in 62,7% foods. Levels of Enterobacteriaceae, the bacterial family of E. coli and Salmonella were found in 72.5% of the raw dog and cat foods and

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    • 01/11/2019
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    Actions against antimicrobial resistance

    Actions against antimicrobial resistance

    On October 15, 2019, the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) One-Health Network, chaired by the European Commission met in Brussels. The group meets bi-annually to present national action plans and activities, share best practices, discuss policy options and enhance coordination of all 28 EU countries, as well as Commission experts and EU agencies. (Presentation: The outcome of the

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    • 06/09/2019
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    The Athenian Helmet

    The Athenian Helmet

    The Athenian Helmet (also referred to as the “Dragon Helmet”) is arguably the most unusual award within the veterinary profession. The Athenian Helmet was purchased in November 2010 in the Plaka area of Athens when two FECAVA directors were looking for a fare-well present for the long-serving Swiss Director Peter Sterchi. With only 1/2 hour

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