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May 3, 2016 — Over the last 30 or so years, veterinary professionals' understanding of clinical feline hyperthyroidism has evolved ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity because it is self-paced, low impact and does not require equipment. Researchers have ... read more

Mar. 18, 2016 — In a new study, researchers have shown that retinal cells in three distinct forms of canine early-onset blindness possess an unexpected feature: they temporarily rejuvenate. Further investigation ... read more

Homeless Youth With Pets Have Benefits, Challenges

Mar. 18, 2016 — Homeless youth with pets are less likely to engage in potentially harmful behavior, more likely to open up to veterinarians about their personal challenges and generally less depressed, a Canadian ... read more

Mar. 16, 2016 — Capsule endoscopy promises a powerful new tool for equine health care ... read more

Increase in the Number of Dog Attacks on Guide Dogs in the UK

Mar. 4, 2016 — Reported dog attacks on guide dogs have risen significantly over a five year period, finds a study. A total of 629 attacks were reported between 2010 and 2015, with an increase from an average of ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Chronic kidney disease is a common, complex and progressive disease that is estimated to affect more than a third of cats over 10 years of age. Affected cats often present with a variety of clinical ... read more

Agricultural Fertilizer Could Pose Risk to Human Fertility, Sheep Study Finds

Mar. 2, 2016 — Eating meat from animals grazed on land treated with commonly used agricultural fertilizers might have serious implications for pregnant women and the future reproductive health of their unborn ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Researchers have found habitats suitable for lone star tick populations in Kansas are ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — Cat owners the world over are familiar with their pets' individual personalities, habits and preferences, and are adept at spotting when their feline friends' behaviour differs from the ... read more

New Virus Transmission Route Discovered in Pigs

Feb. 23, 2016 — Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus causes serious inflammation of the brain in people and fertility problems in pigs. Mosquitoes were previously the only known transmission route. However, the virus ... read more

Feb. 17, 2016 — DNA results show that shelter workers are often mistaken when they label a dog as a pit bull, with potentially devastating consequences for the dogs, a new study has ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Inhibitory control may be an indicator of a dog's ability to solve a problem, according to a new ... read more

Dogs Accelerate the Advance of New Cancer Treatments for Both Pets and People

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new review suggests integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could result in better treatments for our four-legged friends while helping inform ... read more

Two Thirds of Cattle Attacks on People Involve Dogs, New Study Finds

Feb. 1, 2016 — Dog owners are being urged to remember to be vigilant with their pets when walking near cows in the countryside, following a new review into cattle attacks. This project reviewed details of negative ... read more

Vaccine Study Shapes Plan to Wipe out Rabies in Free-Roaming Dogs

Jan. 28, 2016 — Rabies could be eradicated from street dogs in India with the help of a new smartphone app, a study has shown. Researchers are using the app to track free-roaming dogs that have been vaccinated ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — RNA sequencing is uncovering emerging diseases in wildlife that other diagnostic tests cannot detect. Researchers used a technique called transcriptome sequencing to screen for blood-borne diseases ... read more

A Predictive Risk Map for the Nematode Parasite Mansonella Perstans in Uganda

Jan. 21, 2016 — Infection with the nematode parasite Mansonella perstans is one of the most neglected of the neglected tropical diseases. Although symptoms are usually mild, the infection can cause swelling, fever, ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A recent study shows that the social gazing behavior of domestic dogs resembles that of humans: dogs view facial expressions systematically, preferring eyes. In addition, the facial expression alters ... read more

Simulator-Based Training in Veterinary Medicine

Jan. 15, 2016 — Skills training of veterinary students is increasingly based on teaching simulators. This does not only allow a reduction of animal-based interventions but provides students with an opportunity for ... read more

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