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November 2017
 

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 16 Nov 2017    communications   
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Dr. Nigel Elliott (right), President of the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association, introduces the Hon Karl Samuda (2nd right), Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, to (from left) guest speaker Dr. Mitsie Vargas, director of Orchid Springs Animal Hospital in the USA; sponsors Gerardo Algernon, General Manager of Merck MSD, Dr. Roger Guerrero and Martin Silva at the opening ceremony of the 30th Annual Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association Conference, held at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in Kingston on November 6.

Samuda calls for closer collaboration between Carib vets

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 15 Nov 2017    communications   
Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon Karl Samuda, has called on the Jamaica Veterinary Medical Association and the Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association to work more closely together and to be united in their approach to the work of veterinary science. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 30th Annual Caribbean Veterinary Medical Association in Kingston on November 6. Minister Samuda noted that while there are many things that can be achieved through this collaboration, it was not as strong as it could be. Opinions that vary, he said, lead to policies of...


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Dr. Osbil Watson, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, speaking at the Antibiotic Awareness Week Opening Ceremony held at the University of the West Indies, Mona on November 14. Others from left are Sancia Bennett-Templer, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health; Dr. Allison Nicholson, UWI; and Dr. Kam Mung of PAHO/WHO.

Call issued for National Plan of Action on Antibiotic Resistance

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 15 Nov 2017    communications   
Sounding a “breaking news” warning against the widespread abuse of antibiotics, which has led to an increase in antibiotic resistance, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the UWI, Mona, Dr Tomlin Paul, has issued a call for a comprehensive national plan of action to address public misuse of antimicrobial drugs. Dr Paul issued the call at the local launch of World Antibiotic Awareness Week held Tuesday, November 14 at the University of the West Indies Regional Headquarters at Mona. The dean of the medical faculty said the current threat posed by the misuse of antibiotics and the...


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From left, Dr. Osbil Watson, Chief Veterinary Officer at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, in discussion with Dr. Winston De La Haye, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health; and Dr. Tomlin Paul, Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of the West Indies (UWI), at the Antibiotic Awareness Week Opening Ceremony, held at the UWI, Mona on November 14.

Chief Vet urges prudent use of antibiotics

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 15 Nov 2017    communications   
Chief veterinary officer in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Dr Osbil Watson, has joined the call for the prudent use of antibiotics not only by humans, but also in livestock production. This, he said, was because of the inextricable link between human and animal health and their interaction in the environment. The chief vet, who was among the speakers at Jamaica’s launch of World Antibiotic Awareness Week held Tuesday, November 14 at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies, Mona, pointed out that over 60 per cent of human diseases were of...


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