Category: Past Events and Activities

First roadshow – Training for veterinary drug stores in Dong Thap province

From 07-18 September, 2020. The ViParc project conducted the first training roadshow targeting veterinary drug stores within Dong Thap province. The roadshows reached owners and staff of 195 veterinary drug stores in Dong Thap province and it was focused on discussions on how to the reduction excessive antibiotic use in animal production. The training content…
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7th October 2020 0

New study highlights what non-critically important antimicrobials are likely to be effective against chicken pathogens

A new study carried out by the ViParc team at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit has characterised antimicrobial resistance in chicken pathogens against 12 commonly used antimicrobials in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. The study, led by Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Yen (ViParc laboratory scientist) investigated the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of 58 pathogenic bacteria collected…
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9th September 2020 0

New Project on Antimicrobial Use in Vietnam

The new VACAL project (www.vacal.org) ‘Development and Evaluation of an Antimicrobial Use Calculator for terrestrial Food Animals to be deployed in Veterinary drug shops in Vietnam’ has recently kicked-off, as part of the ‘Risk Mitigation and Management of Human Health Threats along Animal Value Chains – OSRO/VIE/402/USA project’. VACAL is a pilot study implemented by…
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7th September 2020 0

New study found a link between the zoonotic Streptococcus suis and chickens

Chicken could be a self-sustaining reservoir of Streptococcus suis (S. suis) to human and pigs in contact, according to a study recently been published in the Zoonoses and Public Health journal. This organism is well-known as a global pathogen of pigs as well as an emerging zoonotic pathogen that causes severe human diseases. The study,…
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21st May 2020 0

Quantification of antimicrobial use in animals and humans in Vietnam

A recent study, led by Juan Carrique-Mas (ViParc Principal Investigator) has estimated annual quantities of antimicrobials used in animals and humans in Vietnam. Using a range of different data sources, the study concluded that in 2015 a total of 3,838 tones of antimicrobials were used in Vietnam, of which 2,751 tones (71.7%) corresponded to animal…
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12th February 2020 0

New study of retail prices of antimicrobial products used in chicken production

A new study led by Nguyen Thi Thuy Dung (ViParc’s veterinary researcher) investigating the retail price of antimicrobial products used in small scale chicken farms has recently been published. The study is the first pricing study on antimicrobial agents from a low- and middle-income countries. The prices of 214 different antimicrobial-containing products used in 191…
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5th February 2020 0

New study investigating causes of disease in small-scale chicken flocks in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

A recent study investigating pathogens affecting chicken flocks has recently been published in the Poultry Science journal. The study, led by Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Van (ViParc research assistant of ViParc), investigated 61 diseased small-scale flocks and a total of 122 chickens. The team investigated a total of 5 bacteria, 4 viruses and the presence…
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16th January 2020 0

ViParc annual meeting held in Cao Lanh

On 22 November the 3rd Annual ViParc Meeting was held at Pho Sen Hotel in Cao Lanh (Dong Thap). The meeting was attended by veterinarians affiliated to the Sub-Department of Animal Health and Production, including the District Veterinary Authority and ViParc OUCRU researchers. In this meeting a large number of results were presenting ranging from…
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22nd November 2019 0

New ViParc study highlights the role of veterinary drug shops in antimicrobial stewardship in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam

A new ViParc study has been recently published in the Antibiotics journal here. The study, entitled ‘Veterinary drug shops as main sources of supply and advice on antimicrobials for animal use in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam’, has been led by veterinary researcher Doan Hoang Phu. It includes research on all 93 veterinary drug shops…
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25th October 2019 0

ViParc participation in international workshop on AMR

Ha Noi City, Vietnam, 7-8 October 2019 ViParc researchers recently presented their work at the ‘One Health antimicrobial resistance research coordinating workshop’, held in Ha Noi from 7-8 October 2019. The workshop, organized by International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Vietnam National Institute of Veterinary Research (NIVR), aimed…
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17th October 2019 0
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