Vol. 64 - No.3 2009
Hylton Bark, Trevor Waner
INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS
Residency in Small Animal Surgery at the Hebrew University Teaching Hospital
SYNERGISM BETWEEN PORPHYROMONAS LEVII AND ARCANOBACTERIUM PYOGENES IN A MURINE ABSCESS MODEL
Kan, I.Y., Blum, S. and Elad, D.
EFFECTS OF GOAT PLACENTAL IMMUNOREGULATORY FACTOR ON NON-SPECFIC IMMUNITY OF MICE
Hua, Z., Fang, L.Q., Hong, W., Yan, H., Wang, Y.H and Cui, Y.D.
ANTIMICROBIAL SUSCEPTIBILITY AND RESISTANCE GENES IN SALMONELLA ENTERICA SEROVAR ENTERITIDIS ISOLATED FROM TURKEYS
Türkyılmaz S., Hazımoğlu Ş. and Bozdoğan B.
COMPARISON OF THE DISTRIBUTION OF ORAL CAVITY BACTERIA IN VARIOUS DOG POPULATIONS
Lavy, E., Golani, Y., Friedman, M., Bdolah-Abram, T. and Steinberg D.
ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION TO A SPIDER (Chaetolpelma aegypteaca) BITE IN A DOG
Srugo,I., Aroch, I. and Bruchim, Y.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
ORBIVIRAL DISEASES OF RUMINANTS IN ISRAEL - 2006-2009
ISRAEL COLLEGE FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL MEDICINE: TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR VETERINARY SPECIALIZATION
Kalman, R. (Chairman), Harmelin, A., Ezov, N. and Waner, T.
Editor: Z. TRAININ
Co. Editor: T. WANER
U. BARGAI G. GLASER
K. PERK Y. KHINICH
S. HARRUS E.PIPANO
M. DAVIDSON I. KLINGER
A. SHAHAR S. FRIEDMAN
G. LEITNER A. SHIMSHONY
N. GALON U. ORGAD
ISRAEL VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
P.O.Box 22, 43100 Raanana, ISRAEL
Tel. 09-7419929 Fax. 09-7431778
Cover Image - Lesser Spotted Eagle | Aquila pomarina
The migration of the Lesser Spotted Eagle begins towards the end of September and beginning of October. With the advent of the autumn tens of thousands of Lesser Spotted Eagles fly over Israel in a matter of a few days. In fact the entire population of Lesser Spotted Eagles numbers about 100,000 birds. The Lesser Spotted Eagle, or according to its Latin name Aquila pomarina is a large and impressive raptor: it is dark brown in color, body weight of about 2 kilogram and wingspan of about 1.8 meters. Israel is central to its migration path in autumn from its locations of nesting in Russia, Belorussia, Ukraine, Eastern Germany and other countries towards East Africa. In spring Aquila pomarina returns to its countries of origin.
Veterinary specialization was first recognized in Israel in 1996 when the Minister of Agriculture published regulations governing specialization. In 2007 these regulations were reformed. Since then, many veterinarians in Israel have met the requirements in order to be recognized as specialists in the different domains of specialization listed in the regulations. The foundation for the rules and regulations laid down have generally run parallel to those of the medical profession. Prof. Pipano has played a vital role in revising these regulations, and his role in this process must be recognized and admired. The success of the process can be seen in the increasing number of applications for specialization submitted to the Higher Committee on Specialization in Israel of the Israel Veterinary Association.
The specialization procedure in Israel although defined by law lacks some essential elements such as adequate numbers of specialists in key areas and the lack of well defined syllabi for the residents to follow and fulfill. With this in mind the Scientific Council of the Israel Veterinary Association has introduced committees (equivalent to Colleges) for different specialties in Israel. These committees are composed of a number of leading specialists whose task is to define the syllabus for their subject of specialization, to supervise and evaluate the training of residents and so make the training of a new generation of specialists more proficient.
The two documents published in this volume of the Israel Journal of Veterinary Medicine (Laboratory Animal Medicine-in ENGLISH and Bovine Medicine in HEBREW) represent the birth of the first two committees (colleges) to be formed in Israel. Both colleges have already published their regulations for specialization and residents have been registered in to these programs. These directives have been created within the framework of the current law in Israel which defines the fundamentals of the specialization process. The directives will in the long run aid the prospective resident in his/her studies and in all will upgrade the level of specialization in Israel.
The two colleges are the Israel College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, Chaired by Dr. R. Kalman and the College of Bovine Medicine, Chaired by Prof. N. Shpigel. Both these colleges have been formed out of a real need for specialists in the respective fields. This is a welcome trend that is spreading to other fields which are at present in the process of defining their requirements and syllabi to meet the specific needs of their respective specializations and improve the standard of veterinary specialization in Israel.
Prof. Hylton Bark, Chairman of the scientific committee.
Dr. Trevor Waner, Chairman of the committee for clinical specialities.