Bayer Pet Health today marked their 7th year of support for the CVBD World Forum in Berlin.

Most CVBDs have become challenging to diagnose and difficult to cure with available treatments. The simplest way to prevent vector borne illnesses in house animals is to ensure they have year-round safety from all ectoparasites. We realize protecting house animals isn’t occurring as broadly and as fully since it should. Therefore, I’d like to take this opportunity to request all veterinarians to take this threat, and its own prevention, seriously, and take all suitable actions to educate their clients as to how to best protect the animals within their care.’ Speaking at the closing of the meeting, Prof. Norbert Mencke from Bayer Animal Health spoke into the future of the CVBD initiative, ‘Bayer Animal Wellness remains committed to studying and promoting preventing CVBDs and will continue to support the invaluable work done by the scientific community.For the study, june 26 in JAMA Psychiatry published, the researchers recruited 18 adults who were dependent on cocaine but were usually healthy and were not on any medications. These were randomized to either receive a single 20 milligram pill of methylphenidate or placebo, and had MRI brain scans taken when at rest. Non-addicted individuals were also used to serve as control subjects for comparison. Study co-author Anna Konova, a psychology graduate pupil at Stony Brook University in N.Y., told CBSNews.com that the researchers wanted to see through imaging scans how specific regions of the brain connected with one another, by comparing the addicted individuals’ brain connectivity pathways to those of the non-addicted ones, with and without methylphenidate.