TITLE

Science at the centre?

PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;8/22/2009, Vol. 165 Issue 8, p217
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the role of scientific advice in the veterinary field, taking into account Great Britain's experience with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), foot-and-mouth disease and bovine tuberculosis. The author mentions the approach of the Innovation, Universities, Sciences and Skills Committee to the use of science in policymaking. The author says that the committee is critical to the government's utilization of scientific consultation in formulating policies.
ACCESSION #
44051715

 

Related Articles

  • Challenges of the new normality.  // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;6/21/2003, Vol. 152 Issue 25, p757 

    Comments on the findings of the report from the British Chief Veterinary Officer entitled 'Animal Health 2002.' Summary of the state of veterinary activity and information relating to Great Britain's animal health status; Impact of the 2001 foot-and-mouth disease outbreak on the animal...

  • Tracking livestock on the horizon, experts say. Spire, Mark // DVM: The Newsmagazine of Veterinary Medicine;Nov2003, Vol. 34 Issue 11, p1F 

    Reports on the impact of foot and mouth disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy on livestock producers around the world. Plan of a research and development team at Kansas State University (KSU) to monitor the health of cattle through a veterinary telemedicine system; Research grant given...

  • Stop carping about TB science. Lasseter, Robert // Farmers Weekly;8/19/2011, Vol. 156 Issue 8, p26 

    The author lauds the bovine tuberculosis (bTB) control programme by Great Britain's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) as it criticizes those against the science that backs up the proposed programme as of August 2011. He notes that Chief Veterinary Officer Nigel Gibbens...

  • GOSSIP.  // Whole Earth;Summer2001, Issue 105, p91 

    Comments on environmental issues in Great Britain. Mortality caused by bovine spongiform encephalopathy and foot-and-mouth disease in the country; Proposal to move Bulmer's cider apple business toward sustainable agriculture.

  • Microbial Migration. French, Hilary; Halweil, Brian // Orion Magazine;Summer2001, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p26 

    Discusses the microbrial migration. Diffrerence and similarity between mad cow disease and food-and-mouth disease; Importance of natural boundaries; Consequences of long-distance food system.

  • COW PARTS. Klinkenborg, Verlyn // Discover;Aug2001, Vol. 22 Issue 8, p56 

    Looks at the diverse products from cow and cow parts for human consumption. Dairy products from cow milk; Cow organs as source of heparin and insulin; Uses for beef by-products; Scare caused by the epidemics foot-and-mouth disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) affecting cows which...

  • Risk assessments to inform policy decisions regarding importation of pets from North America. Kosmider, R. D.; Kelly, L.; Laurenson, K.; Coleman, P.; Fooks, A. R.; Woolhouse, M.; Wooldridge, M. // Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;5/20/2006, Vol. 158 Issue 20, p694 

    The article reports on the implications of the risk assessment initiated by the British government in response to the growing threat of bovine spongiform encephalopathy and foot-and-mouth disease. Risk assessment is recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health as a transparent and...

  • The Not-So-Hot Zone.  // Foreign Policy;Jul/Aug2001, Issue 125, p100 

    Presents health-related Web sites. Web site devoted to debunking `Current Health Related Hoaxes and Rumors'; Foot and mouth disease home page; Web site for mad cow disease.

  • Act now or we will lose our industry. Corfield, Malcolm // Farmers Weekly;11/23/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 21, p59 

    The author explores the challenges facing the farming industry in Great Britain. First they had the bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis, then foot-and-mouth and now they got bluetongue. Some British supermarkets are stocking between 30% and 50% New Zealand lamb and buying British lambs...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics