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Veterinary Medicine

Letters to the Editor, April 24, 2013

I write as a former member of the Legislative Council. Throughout the history of Hong Kong, there has never been a level playing field.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 3:14am

Vaccine shortage hits Aussie horses for Champions Mile and QE II Cup

There are 12 nominations from Australia for the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup on April 28 and the Champions Mile on May 5, although confirmation of such runners usually would not take place until after some major Group One meetings under way at the Sydney autumn racing carnival.

22 Mar 2013 - 3:36am

Letters to the Editor, February 27, 2013

I refer to the report concerning the groundbreaking research into "brittle tail syndrome" in racehorses. The article, while correctly hailing the efforts of Professor Yuen Kwong-yung and his team at the University of Hong Kong, unfortunately overlooked the true extent of the collaboration between the Hong Kong Jockey Club and HKU.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:55am 6 comments

SPCA accused of neutering stray cat twice

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has been accused of being overly zealous in trying to control the feral cat population - its vets apparently tried to neuter the same stray twice.

18 Feb 2013 - 4:34am

World experts back plans for city veterinarian school

The facility would address the shortage of veterinarians in the city and help combat the mounting threat that animal-related diseases pose to people in the region.

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

How can a dog operation cost more than human surgery? asks top surgeon

A medical specialist has questioned the size of vet bills in Hong Kong and asked how operations performed on animals can cost double the amount or more of similar hospital treatments carried out on people.

A basic consultation with a doctor, for instance, costs about HK$150. But vets can often charge double that.

7 Jan 2013 - 3:54pm 8 comments

Chief vet takes issue with trainer's jab

The Jockey Club's head of veterinary clinical services, Chris Riggs, said local racing risked going down the path of the drug-tainted American industry had vets not placed a limit on the use of cortisone injections in horses' joints at the start of this season, after the contentious issue came to a head at Sha Tin yesterday.

5 Nov 2012 - 4:33am

Strict stance on antibiotics

The Ministry of Health says it will enforce a strict regulation designed to curb the widespread overuse of antibiotics by doctors and hospitals this year amid concerns of an increase in drug-resistant diseases.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

City gets tougher on overuse of antibiotics

Beijing's municipal health department will downgrade hospitals that overuse antibiotics, making the capital the first known city to get tough on the rampant abuse of such drugs.

Among the problems of antibiotics overuse are that it leads to the creation of drug-resistant bacteria - so-called superbugs. Overuse could prove globally disastrous for infectious disease control.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

HK to feel bite of vet nurse shortage

The shutdown of a training programme for nurses could threaten the quality of veterinary surgery in Hong Kong while a new law may open the floodgates to less qualified surgical assistants, an animal rights group warns.

Cheung Yuen-man, an officer from Animal Earth, said the closure of Polytechnic University's course would leave the city short of qualified veterinary nurses.

31 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

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