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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Is the Agile Wallaby Man's New Best Friend?

July 11, 2016 — Looking for a new pet? If so, consider the Agile Wallaby or the Asian Palm Civet. Responding to the growing trend in keeping exotic animals as pets a team of researchers has developed a methodology ... read more

July 6, 2016 — A collaborative study involving microbiologists, epidemiologists, animal scientists, veterinarians, graduate students, undergraduates and farmers could lead to better prevention practices to limit ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Just as improved diet and medical care have resulted in increased life expectancy in humans, advances in nutrition and veterinary care have increased the life span of pet cats. The result is a ... read more

Doggy Paddles Help Dogs to Stay on the Move

July 6, 2016 — Canine hydrotherapy improves the mobility of Labradors suffering from elbow dysplasia. Not only this, it also positively affects the strides of healthy dogs, showing great potential as both a ... read more

June 29, 2016 — A recent study has compiled and analyzed data from 25 previous studies. Researchers honed in on factors that influence how much ammonia dairy barns ... read more

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

June 10, 2016 — A new study shows genetic differences in immune function partly account for why some horses get sarcoid tumors while others do ... 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 11, 2016 — A doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania has identified a new species of fossil dog. The specimen, found in Maryland, would have roamed the coast of eastern North America approximately 12 ... 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

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