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  • Physiological benefits may be experienced by veterans with PTSD who use service dogs
    on June 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    A new study shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs. This study used a physiological marker to define the biobehavioral effects of service dogs on veterans with PTSD. […]

  • Cattle, sheep and goats may transmit leptospirosis to humans in Tanzania
    on June 7, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    Leptospirosis, which affects more than one million people worldwide each year, is known to be transmitted to humans from a wide range of animals. Now, researchers have discovered that more than 7 percent of the cattle and 1 percent of sheep and goats in local slaughterhouses in northern Tanzania are infected with Leptospira bacteria. […]

  • Australian lizard scares away predators with ultra-violet tongue
    on June 7, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Researchers investigate how the blue-tongued skink uses a full-tongue display to deter attacking predators. […]

  • Desert bighorn sheep are crossing Interstate 40 in California
    on June 6, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Desert bighorn sheep are able to climb steep, rocky terrain with speed and agility. New research shows that they can cross a four-lane highway. […]

  • Human encouragement might influence how dogs solve problems
    on June 6, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    A new study sheds light on how people influence animal behavior. Researchers evaluated the behavior of search and rescue dogs and pet dogs when presented with the same problem-solving task. Both sets of dogs persisted at the task for about the same proportion of time, but the search and rescue dogs were more successful at solving the task when encouraged by their owners. […]

  • Dogs prefer to eat fat, and cats surprisingly tend toward carbs
    on June 5, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Dogs gravitate toward high-fat food, but cats pounce on carbohydrates with even greater enthusiasm, according to research into the dietary habits of America's two most popular pets. […]

  • Dogs can be a potential risk for future influenza pandemic
    on June 5, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Dogs are a potential reservoir for a future influenza pandemic, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that influenza virus can jump from pigs into canines and that influenza is becoming increasingly diverse in canines. […]

  • Blame the mother's gene: Discovery for a blinding canine eye disease
    on May 29, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    A new gene for canine congenital eye disease has been identified. Defective RBP4 leads to vitamin A deficiency and abnormal eye development during pregnancy. The study defines a novel recessive mode of maternal inheritance, which may underlie other types of birth defects. […]

  • The prevalence of twin births in pure Spanish horses
    on May 22, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    A group of researchers has published the first study to determine the prevalence of twin births and chimerism in a large population of PRE horses, and the results suggest that chimerism is not especially connected to infertility. […]

  • New virus identified in cat
    on May 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Researchers have found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat, and subsequently in banked samples. […]

  • How Nagana is carried by tsetse flies
    on May 17, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Researchers have revealed new details on how the animal disease Nagana is spread by tsetse flies in Africa. […]

  • Migratory animals carry more parasites
    on May 8, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Every year, billions of animals migrate across the globe, carrying parasites with them and encountering parasites through their travels. Now, a team of researchers has discovered that animals known to migrate long distances are infected by a greater number of parasite species than animals that do not migrate. […]

  • French bulldogs at risk of various health problems
    on May 3, 2018 at 2:00 am

    French bulldogs, predicted soon to become the most popular dog breed in the UK, are vulnerable to a number of health conditions, according to a new study. […]

  • Horses get the flu, too
    on April 30, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Flu vaccines for horses haven't been updated in more than 25 years, but researchers have developed a new live equine influenza vaccine that's safe and more protective than existing vaccines. Proactively preventing the spread of flu in animals is important, as animals are the most likely source of future human pandemics. Animals can be infected with multiple influenza viruses and have the potential to act as 'mixing vessels,' generating new strains that could infect people. […]

  • No chronic wasting disease transmissibility in macaques
    on April 25, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Chronic wasting disease (CWD) did not cross the species barrier to infect cynomolgus macaque monkeys during a lengthy investigation exploring risks to humans. […]

  • 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. […]

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