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New Study Highlights Food-borne Hazards Associated with Consumption of Local Shrimps

A new study carried out by the ViParc team at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit has characterised the health hazards associated with the consumption of shrimps in Ho Chi Minh City. The study, led by Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Yen (ViParc laboratory scientist) investigated 40 different shrimp batches purchased across street markets and supermarkets, consisting…
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10th July 2019 0

Gastrointestinal Worms Cause Considerable Losses to Productivity of Chicken Flocks

A recent study on the impact of parasites in chicken flocks has published in Tropical Animal Health and Production. The study, led by Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Van (research assistant of ViParc), is the first study to characterize gastrointestinal helminths in small-scale commercial chicken flocks in the Mekong Delta. The study investigated a sample of…
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2nd July 2019 0

New Study Highlights Levels of Antimicrobial Usage in Chicken Flocks in the Mekong Delta

A recent published article in Frontiers in Veterinary Science of ViParc highlights the magnitude of antimicrobial use in chicken production in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The study, led by Nguyen Van Cuong (ViParc study co-ordinator), described all antimicrobials used and quantified their antimicrobial active ingredient content using different metrics. It was based on a…
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21st June 2019 0

ViParc Presentation at the 8th GREASE-Network Annual Meeting

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 28-30 May 2019 ViParc team members Doan Hoang Phu and Vu Thi Quynh Giao provided an update on the project at the 8th GREASE-Network Annual Meeting, organized in Ho Chi Minh City from 28-30 May. Their presentation focused on ViParc’s work with veterinary pharmacies in the Mekong Delta — an…
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30th May 2019 0

New Study on Pricing of Antimicrobials

A new letter advocating for changes in pricing policy for antimicrobials used in ViParc chicken farms has been published in the International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. The letter, led by Juan Carrique-Mas (ViParc PI), summarizes the retail costs of the 10 most commonly used antimicrobial products used in chicken farms, and compares these costs with…
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24th May 2019 0

ViParc Publication on Drivers of Antimicrobial Usage in Poultry Farms in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

A new study on antimicrobial usage in poultry farms in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam has recently been published. The research was led by Dr. Truong Dinh Bao from Nong Lam University who collaborated with ViParc project as veterinary economist. The main aim was to understand the drivers of antimicrobial use in poultry farms in the…
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12th April 2019 0

46th Vietnam National Conference on Parasitology

Ha Noi, Vietnam,5-6 April 2019 Nguyen Thi Bich Van, ViParc research assistant, participated in the 46th National Conference on Parasitology held in Ha Noi from 5-6 April 2019. The conference, focusing on zoonotic and emerging parasitic diseases of humans, poultry and livestock, included the participation of a large of number of Vietnamese and international parasitologists,…
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6th April 2019 0

Interventions to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in a Developing Country

Rome, Italy, 3-5 April 2019 In the framework of the VI Conference on Poultry intestinal health ( celebrated in Rome during 3-5 April, Juan Carrique-Mas, ViParc Principal Investigator, was invited by Phileo-Lesaffre Animal Care to present the ViParc Project as an example of interventions in a developing country aimed at tackling the global problem of…
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5th April 2019 0

ViParc Engagement Activities with Vietnamese Veterinary Pharmacists Presented in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, 19-20 March 2019 ViParc team member Vu Thi Quynh Giao recently presented the project’s activities for engaging Vietnamese veterinary pharmacists on responsible antibiotic use at a regional workshop themed Evidence-Based Public Engagement. The workshop, jointly organized by the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) and the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU),…
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20th March 2019 0

ViParc Participation in Workshop by EW Nutrition

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 26 February 2019 On 26th February Dr. Juan Carrique-Mas (ViParc Principal Investigator) presented the ViParc project in the workshop organized by EW Nutrition: “Antibiotic Reduction in Broilers and Breeders” (See Programme). The meeting, organized by EW Nutrition and held in the Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) was…
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26th February 2019 0