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  1. Chow's return is music to pets' ears

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... the proceeds of the shows are to benefit NPV (Non-Profit-making Veterinary Service Society), a new non-government organisation that hopes to provide veterinary services to pets from low-income ...

  2. Ruffled feathers

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many poultry vendors refused to buy live chickens from the wholesale market yesterday in a one-day protest against limits on mainland imports imposed to fight bird flu. Should normal mainland supplies be reinstated? Write to us ...

  3. Veterinary checks key to food safety, says group

    Posted Jan 17th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The government's plan to set up a food safety centre without a role for vets is 'a recipe for disaster', the Veterinary Association said yesterday. Association president Veronica Leong Yin-ming said the new plan did not provide for veterinary posts, just as there was no place for vets under the current food inspection system. She said that unlike ...

  4. Labs still waiting for recent bird flu samples

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Mainland authorities have yet to provide international health laboratories with samples of bird flu viruses found in the country since 2004, but work is under way to establish a protocol for the transfer, the Ministry of Agriculture said yesterday. Li Jinxiang, deputy director of the ministry's veterinary department, said: 'The World Health Organisation has ...

  5. Bird flu whistle-blower gets jail term for graft

    Posted Jul 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the ministry's Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine Bureau, was quoted by the journal as saying: 'It's true that Qiao Songju made some contribution to our crackdown on substandard vaccines. ... substandard vaccines from veterinary institutes in Jiangsu and Shanghai, asked them to issue inflated invoices and then claimed the expenses from the Ministry of Agriculture. Based on the invoices, ...

  6. Labs still waiting for samples of bird flu

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the ministry's veterinary department, said: 'The World Health Organisation has appointed some international laboratories with whom we are handling formalities to transfer the samples. We should ...

  7. Quarantine rules need to be reviewed

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... a disease mainly spread by direct infection from a tropical midge (usually Culicoides imicola). According to one veterinary website, in experimentally induced cases the incubation period for AHS ...

  8. Animal instinct

    Posted Feb 07th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... of a chief veterinary officer at the centre, someone who can help with policy-making decisions. But the government has rejected the idea. With bird flu on our doorstep, the Legislative Council ... support staff. There will be no new veterinary officer posts, with the government saying five vacancies will be filled. It plans to create about 140 other non-directorate posts, which will include ...

  9. Club should mull use of healing drugs

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Murray Bell

    ... drugs and legitimate medicine has become unnecessarily blurred. Allan puts the blame squarely at the desk of Dr Keith Watkins, the Jockey Club's long-serving Head of Veterinary Regulation ... veterinary department and their boss, executive director of racing Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, are not so sure. They argue that Legionnaire and Dream Horse were 'gone' a long time before ...

  10. Profession seeks respect

    Posted Jan 16th 2006, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Of 19 government veterinarians, three are senior veterinary officers (SVOs) and three others are appointed in an acting capacity. The remaining 13 are veterinary officers. ... it deserves. On the mainland, the minister of agriculture is a chief veterinary officer and is in charge of food safety. A chief veterinary officer also heads the state quarantine and inspection policy ...




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