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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

June 13, 2016 — A veterinarian is conducting clinical trials to treat cancers in dogs, cats and other companion animals. But this research benefits humans, too. Many cancers in animals -- especially dogs -- are ... read more

New Blood Test for the Detection of Bovine TB

May 31, 2016 — A new blood test to detect Mycobacteria in blood has been developed by researchers. The scientists have used this new method to show that cattle diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis (bTB) have ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Using data from criminal cases of animal abuse, researchers have demonstrated that motor vehicle accidents and non-accidental blunt force trauma cases in dogs and cats present with different types of ... read more

Research Suggests a Way to Identify Animals at Risk of Blood Clots

May 19, 2016 — A common diagnostic tool often used to identify patients at risk of bleeding may also be used to identify those predisposed to clot excessively, new findings from a retrospective study has ... read more

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

May 3, 2016 — Dog owners tell their vets that Labrador retrievers are always interested in food, and new work shows there might be a biological truth to the claim. A study links a gene alteration specifically ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Scientists have determined that a plant protein involved in the timing of flowering could in fact be a prion. This is the first time that a possible prion has been identified in plants, and it may ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — An important model in studying human disease, the non-coding RNA of the canine genome is an essential starting point for evolutionary and biomedical studies, according to a new ... read more

Changes in 'Microbiome' During Canine Atopic Dermatitis Could Lead to Antibiotic-Free Therapies for Human, Canine Disease

Apr. 25, 2016 — How atopic dermatitis (AD) arises isn't yet fully understood, but a new study has uncovered important insights about the association of AD in dogs compared to ... 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

Apr. 11, 2016 — Researchers and engineers in hope that a robotic lift system will help to improve the odds for horses recovering from limb fractures and other traumatic ... read more

New Assay Offers Improved Detection of Deadly Prion Diseases

Apr. 8, 2016 — Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), or prion diseases, are a family of rare progressive, neurodegenerative illnesses that affect both humans and animals. TSE surveillance is important ... read more

Developing Ways to Study Influenza D Virus

Apr. 8, 2016 — Researchers have found antibodies to the newly discovered influenza D virus in pigs, cattle, horses, goats and sheep, but not poultry. A researcher has proven that the guinea pig can be used as an ... read more

Canine Influenza Transmitted to Cats in Midwestern Shelter

Apr. 1, 2016 — It may be called canine influenza, but an expert has confirmed that the virus that sickened a large number of dogs in the Midwest last year has now infected a group of cats in the ... read more

Scientists Cross-Breed to Improve Head Shape in Toy Dogs Predisposed to a Painful Disorder

Mar. 23, 2016 — New research shows it is possible to prevent Chiari malformation in toy dogs by cross breeding. Chiari malformation is found in toy dogs and affects 1 in 1,280 humans. Researchers say findings give ... 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

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