Building Local Capacity in Conservation Medicine.

Although most veterinarians graduating from the Departement d'Enseignement des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires (DESMV), veterinary school of Antananarivo, Madagascar will not be directly involved in wildlife medicine, they can still play a role in the conservation of Madagascar's unique fauna. With this in mind, the DESMV in collaboration with the Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group... Continue Reading →

Madagascar Conservation Medicine at the 2014 AAZV annual Conference

The 2014 Annual conference of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians just ended. This year, more than 1200 Zoo, Exotic animals and Reptile Veterinarians met for a week (October18-25th) at the Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The conference covered various subjects including (but not limited to) advanced topics in anesthesia and sedation, Aquatic medicine,... Continue Reading →

Journal club: Evaluation of Non-Invasive Biological Samples to Monitor Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Great Apes and Lemurs.

An article entitled "Evaluation of Non-Invasive Biological Samples to Monitor Staphylococcus aureus Colonization in Great Apes and Lemurs." by Schaumburg et al. just got published this week in the journal PlOs One. In this study, the researchers evaluated the presence of the potentially zoonotic bacteria Staphylococcus aureus in various primates including wild lemurs from Kirindy, Madagascar and... Continue Reading →

About the Journal club

As part of my blog and to share some of my readings, I decided to organize a "Journal club". I will periodically select a peer-reviewed article that is somewhat linked to the biodiversity, conservation or conservation medicine and especially conservation medicine in Madagascar. I will read, briefly summarize and comment on each article that I will... Continue Reading →

Emerging diseases symposium

Our abstract just got accepted for the Emerging diseases symposium that will take place at the Houston Zoo from the 13th to the 15th of February 2014. This symposium will allow international scholars and experts in the field to meet and discuss the emergence of diseases in humans, domestic animals as well as wildlife. I... Continue Reading →

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