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  • Mechanism of a protein upon infection of the 'Fasciola hepatica'
    on April 22, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    The study also validated ten reference genes in sheep that allow for studying how the immune system behaves when facing this disease. […]

  • Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods
    on April 18, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Researchers recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24 diets tested, only three were positive for low concentrations of total mercury, and only one of those contained detectable methylmercury. […]

  • First reported UK case of likely dog-to-dog transmission of leishmaniosis
    on April 5, 2019 at 1:47 am

    Veterinary professionals have sounded the alarm in this week's Vet Record after treating the first UK case of a dog with the potentially fatal infection, leishmaniosis, that is thought to have been passed on by another dog, rather than by travel to an area where the infection is endemic. […]

  • Poll: Pets help older adults cope with health issues, get active and connect with others
    on April 3, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Pets help older adults cope with mental and physical health issues, according to a new national poll. But pets can also bring concerns, and some people may even put their animals' needs ahead of their own health, the poll finds. Three-quarters of pet owners aged 50 to 80 say their animals reduce their stress and give them a sense of purpose. But 18 percent also said having one puts a strain on their budget. […]

  • Many pet owners keen to have vegan pets
    on March 19, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    A growing number of pet owners is interested in feeding their pets plant-based diets. […]

  • Bromethalin is poisoning the parrots of Telegraph Hill, study finds
    on March 18, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Bromethalin, a common rat poison, is the agent responsible for a neurological disease that has sickened or killed birds from a popular flock of naturalized parrots that reside primarily in the Telegraph Hill area in north San Francisco, according to a new study. […]

  • Buying and selling cattle can link individual farms to thousands of others per purchase
    on March 14, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Understanding the complex networks of 'contact chains' between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry. […]

  • Translocation of bighorn sheep in Arizona has positive genetic outcomes
    on March 6, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Research shows it is possible to re-establish bighorn sheep populations without a reduction of genetic diversity over a short period and without erosion of ancestral lineage. […]

  • Australian dingo is a unique Australian species in its own right
    on March 5, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Since the arrival of British settlers over 230 years ago, most Australians have assumed dingoes are a breed of wild dog. But 20 leading researchers have confirmed in a new study that the dingo is actually a unique, Australian species in its own right. […]

  • High levels of potentially harmful bacteria found in raw meat dog food products: study
    on March 5, 2019 at 12:52 am

    Many raw meat dog food products contain high levels of bacteria that pose potential health risks to both animals and people, finds new research. […]

  • Chemical pollutants in the home degrade fertility in both men and dogs, study finds
    on March 4, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    New research suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. […]

  • Good dog? Bad dog? Their personalities can change
    on February 22, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    When dog-parents spend extra time scratching their dogs' bellies, take their dogs out for long walks and games of fetch, or even when they feel constant frustration over their dogs' naughty chewing habits, they are gradually shaping their dogs' personalities. […]

  • Laminitis research to help save horses and ponies
    on February 15, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Laminitis -- a complex, common and often devastating disease -- is the second biggest killer of domestic horses. Now a body of important research on it has been compiled. […]

  • Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to equine metabolic syndrome, study shows
    on February 13, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in a horse's environment may play a role in the development of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), according to new research. […]

  • Cancer comparison across species highlights new drug targets
    on February 12, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Cancer genes in mucosal melanoma, a rare and poorly understood subtype of melanoma, have been compared in humans, dogs and horses for the first time. Researchers sequenced the genomes of the same cancer across different species to pinpoint key cancer genes. The results give insights into how cancer evolves across the tree of life and could guide the development of new therapies. […]

  • Why Asian horses don't get sick with the flu
    on February 7, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Avian influenza viruses infect horses in Mongolia but do not cause large outbreaks of disease because they failed to acquire key genetic changes to enable greater cross-species transmissibility, according to a new study. […]

  • Visual guide to identify invasive self-cloning tick
    on January 30, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    Researchers have created a visual guide to help identify and control the Asian longhorned tick, which transmits a fatal human disease in its native countries and threatens livestock in the United States. […]

  • Overlapping genomic regions underlie canine fearfulness and human mental disorders
    on January 23, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Researchers have identified two novel anxiety-related genomic regions in German Shepherd dogs. The region associated with fearfulness corresponds with the locus of human chromosome 18, which is associated with various psychiatric disorders, while the region associated with noise sensitivity includes several genes related to human and canine behavior and mental disorders. […]

  • New skin test detects prion infection before symptoms appear
    on January 22, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Prions can infect both humans and animals, causing Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans, mad cow disease in cattle, and chronic wasting disease in elk and deer. The infectious, misfolded protein particles often go undetected as they destroy brain tissue, causing memory loss, mobility issues, and ultimately death. Preclinical detection of prions has proven difficult, but new research suggests skin samples hold early signs of prion disease that precede neurologic symptoms. […]

  • Emerging significance of gammaherpesvirus and morbillivirus infections in cats
    on January 22, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Emerging infectious diseases comprise a substantial fraction of important human infections, with potentially devastating global health and economic impacts. A 2008 paper in Nature described the emergence of no fewer than 335 infectious diseases in the global human population between 1940 and 2004. In the veterinary field, just as in the medical field, advanced molecular techniques and sophisticated computer-based algorithms for genetic sequence assembly and analysis have revolutionized infectious disease research. […]

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