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  • Dogs could be more similar to humans than we thought
    on April 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    Dog and human gut microbiomes have more similar genes and responses to diet than we previously thought, according to a new study […]

  • Airway disease in racehorses more prevalent than previously thought
    on April 11, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Researchers examined lung tissue from 95 racehorses that had actively raced or trained before their deaths and found a majority had inflammatory airway disease (IAD). Previous research suggested the disease occurs in up to half of equine athletes. The first of its kind study suggests even racehorses without respiratory signs could have IAD. […]

  • New coronavirus emerges from bats in China, devastates young swine
    on April 4, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species. The new virus, called swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV), doesn't appear to infect people, unlike SARS-CoV. […]

  • More communication needed regarding disposal of pet pharmaceuticals
    on April 4, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    New research found that more than 60 percent of veterinary care professionals do not counsel their clients when it comes to the environmental stewardship aspect of medicine disposal. […]

  • Cattle: Unraveling the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease
    on April 2, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    A research team has unraveled the immunopathogenesis of Johne's disease, a chronic bovine disease that has caused endemics in Japan and many other countries, placing financial burdens on cattle farmers. […]

  • Bovine genetics: The startling diversity of Buša cattle
    on March 28, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    In a study of the genetic structure and population dynamics of a unique breed of cattle that is indigenous to Southeastern Europe, researchers have discovered a remarkable degree of genetic variation. […]

  • Dogs with noise sensitivity should be routinely assessed for pain by vets
    on March 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Dogs which show fear or anxiety when faced with loud or sudden noises should be routinely assessed for pain by veterinarians, according to new research. Researchers believe that pain, which could be undiagnosed, could be exacerbated when a noise makes the dogs tense up or 'start', putting extra stress on muscles or joints which are already inflamed leading to and associated with a loud or startling noise. […]

  • Molecular cuisine for gut bacteria
    on March 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Scientific recipes have been developed to successfully grow and study gut bacteria in the lab Researchers report on the nutritional preferences and growth characteristics of 96 diverse gut bacterial strains. Their results will help scientists worldwide advance our understanding of the gut microbiome. […]

  • New guidelines on preventing and treating 'equine strep throat'
    on March 13, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Just as strep throat can run rampant in elementary schools, strangles, the "strep throat" of horses, caused by a different Streptococcus bacterium, is highly contagious. Veterinarians have an important role to play not only in treating the disease, but also in ensuring that infected horses are kept away from other animals until they have fully recovered from the illness. […]

  • Mesenchymal stem cell therapy: Holding promise for feline inflammatory diseases
    on March 13, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Stem cell therapy is acknowledged as having great potential for the treatment of a variety of diseases in both people and animals. The use of bone marrow-derived stem cells is well established in the treatment of human cancer patients, and veterinary applications for bone marrow- and adipose-derived stem cells are being evaluated. […]

  • Transmission risk of familial human prion diseases to mice
    on March 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Familial human prion diseases are passed within families and are associated with 34 known prion protein mutations. To determine whether three of the unstudied mutations are transmissible, scientists exposed research mice to brain samples from three people who died from a familial prion disease. After observing the mice for about two years, they found two of the mutations, Y226X and G131V, are transmissible. […]

  • How cats and dogs are consuming and processing parabens
    on March 7, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Many households can claim at least one four-legged friend as part of the family. But pets that primarily stay indoors can have increased rates of diseases, such as diabetes, kidney diseases and hypothyroidism compared with those that stay exclusively outside. Some scientists propose that chemical substances in the home could contribute to these illnesses. […]

  • Who's a good boy? Why 'dog-speak' is important for bonding with your pet
    on March 6, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Scientists have shown that the way we speak to our canine friends is important in relationship-building between pet and owner, similar to the way that 'baby-talk' is to bonding between a baby and an adult. […]

  • Mammalian development: Blastocyst architecture
    on March 2, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    The mechanisms that underlie early embryonic development in humans and cattle are very similar. Therefore, researchers argue that bovine embryos might well be a better model for early human development than the mouse system. […]

  • Proof-of-concept study reveals feasibility of eliminating rabies in Africa
    on February 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Scientists have carried out a mass dog vaccination in Chad and determined its effect on human rabies exposure. The study employed a bio-mathematical method for estimating the transmission dynamics of rabies. The researchers conclude that with political will and the necessary funding, elimination of rabies is possible in Africa. […]

  • New treatment strategies for chronic kidney disease from the animal kingdom
    on February 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Biomimetics offers an innovative approach to solving human problems by imitating strategies found in nature. Medical research could also benefit from biomimetics as scientists point out using the example of chronic kidney disease. In future research, they intend to study the mechanisms that protect the muscles, organs and bones of certain animals during extreme conditions such as hibernation. […]

  • Oregon woman first known case of human infected with cattle eyeworm species
    on February 13, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    A 26-year-old Oregon woman was the first known case of a human being infected with the cattle eyeworm Thelazia gulosa, which normally affects large animals. She was likely infected while being around cows near her rural home, experts conclude. […]

  • Efficient technique discovered for isolating embryonic stem cells in cows
    on February 9, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    Scientists have developed a highly efficient method of isolating embryonic stem cells in cows. Producing embryonic stem cells from large livestock species like cattle is important for genetic testing, genome engineering, and studying human disease. […]

  • New ethics committee aims to help veterinarians navigate complex care situations
    on February 6, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Clinicians and researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind veterinary medical ethics committee to aid care providers in navigating complex care situations. […]

  • Nearly one in three pugs has an abnormal gait
    on February 6, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Nearly one in three pugs has an abnormal gait, which in turn is linked to other health issues, finds a Swedish study of owners of the breed. […]

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