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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

Can Your Pet Boost Your Sex Appeal?

Dec. 15, 2015 — Dogs and cats are increasingly seen as being a crucial member of a traditional family, but aside from the companionship and love you receive from your pet... can they also make you appear ... read more

Early Childhood Exposure to Farm Animals, Pets Modifies Immunological Responses

Dec. 14, 2015 — Exposure to farm animals in early childhood modifies the key allergy-related immunological mechanisms, shows a recent study, which provides new insight into the role of dendritic cells and cytokine ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — Vincent, a 3-year-old domestic short-haired cat that recently received prosthetic legs, is making a strong recovery. In fact, his doctor thinks he might start jumping ... read more

Novel Pestivirus Affecting Swine Discovered by Researchers

Dec. 2, 2015 — A pestivirus affecting swine has been discovered by researchers, who also have developed diagnostic tests to identify it. The researchers identified the virus as a member of the aptly name pestivirus ... read more

Review Examines the Extent of Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria from Horses

Nov. 20, 2015 — Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — A device has been developed that allows people who are blind to monitor their guide dogs, in order to keep tabs on the health and well-being of their canine ... read more

Intensive Farming Link to Bovine TB

Nov. 11, 2015 — Intensive farming practices such as larger herd size, maize growth, fewer hedgerows and the use of silage have been linked to higher risk of bovine TB, new research has ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — The remarkable recovery of a dog nursed back to health from the brink of death recently highlights the value of a simple genetic test that can help owners determine if their pets are vulnerable to ... read more

Towards a Safer Epidural Anesthesia for Dogs

Oct. 19, 2015 — A method of epidural anesthesia, although proven efficient in humans, had never been tested in animals until now. Two specialists in Veterinary Anesthesiology have successfully used for the first ... read more

Would You Eat Your Pet Cat?

Oct. 19, 2015 — In most Western cultures cats are simply feline pet companions eager to greet us at the end of the day.  In continents such as Asia and Africa, the social norms surrounding cats are very different; ... read more

Decrease in Antimicrobial Use in Animals in Denmark

Oct. 8, 2015 — Antimicrobial use in animals has decreased in 2014 due mainly to decreased consumption in the pig production. In general very little of the critically important antimicrobials – which are used to ... read more

Mad Cow Disease Changed the Diet of the Galician Wolf

Oct. 7, 2015 — The Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease crisis in Europe was a turning point for the diet of the Galician wolf, which until the year 2000 had primarily fed on the carrion of domestic animals. A new study shows ... read more

Horse Sickness Shares Signs of Human Brain Disorders, Study Finds

Oct. 5, 2015 — Horses with a rare nerve condition have similar signs of disease as people with conditions such as Alzheimer's, a new study has found. The findings shed new light on the causes of the rare but ... read more

Oct. 2, 2015 — Imitation behaviors play a key role in many collective phenomena seen in animals. An analysis of the collective movements of grazing sheep has revealed that sheep alternate slow dispersion phases ... read more

Genetic Mutations Linked to a Form of Blindness

Oct. 1, 2015 — Scientists have identified two naturally occurring genetic mutations in dogs that result in achromatopsia, a form of blindness. One of the most promising avenues for developing a cure, however, is ... read more

Researchers Show That Genetic Background Regulates Tumor Differences

Sep. 30, 2015 — Researchers have identified both similarities and differences between a single tumor type in multiple dogs breeds; a finding they believe parallels the situation in the cancer of human ... read more

Changes in Dairy Industry Benefit Dairy Cattle Health, Consumers

Sep. 22, 2015 — Profound changes in the dairy industry in recent decades have benefited the health and welfare of dairy cows, as well as consumers. A team of dairy science experts provides valuable insights into ... read more

Cattle Disease Spread by Vets, Not Cows

Sep. 21, 2015 — A cattle disease that affected more than 5,000 cows, over 500 of which were killed, was probably spread by vets farmers and cattle traders in Germany, according to a new article. Farmers and people ... read more

Virus in Cattle Linked to Human Breast Cancer

Sep. 15, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have established a link between infection with the bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer. Researchers analyzed breast tissue from 239 women, comparing samples ... read more

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