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  • Managing the risk of aggressive dog behavior
    on June 17, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Aggressive behavior in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research has found that clinical animal behaviorists should focus on helping dog owners to feel confident in the effectiveness of the behavior modification techniques that they recommend and, in their ability, to actually use them successfully. […]

  • Better prognosticating for dogs with mammary tumors
    on June 14, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    For dogs with mammary tumors, deciding a course of treatment can depend on a variety of factors, some of which may seem to contradict one another. With a new, practical system developed by veterinarians, determining a prognosis and making treatment decisions should be an easier task. […]

  • Breakthrough in chronic wasting disease research reveals distinct deer, elk prion strains
    on June 11, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Researchers have developed a new gene-targeted approach to study chronic wasting disease in mice, allowing opportunities for research that has not previously existed. […]

  • New pathogens in beef and cow's milk products
    on June 11, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    Researchers have presented findings on new infection pathogens that go by the name of 'Bovine Milk and Meat Factors' (BMMF). According to these findings, the previously unknown pathogen can cause inflammations. […]

  • Diabetes can be detected in gut of cats
    on June 7, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Diabetes patients show reduced gut bacterial diversity, and now researchers have learned that the same is true of cats. The researchers behind the new study hope to be able to use cats as a model for future studies of the disease. […]

  • Northeastern U.S. deer more susceptible to wasting disease than those to the west
    on June 6, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Some deer are more susceptible to chronic wasting disease that is spreading through herds of white-tailed deer across much of the United States, according to researchers, who have identified a panel of genetic markers that reliably predict which animals are most vulnerable to the contagious neurological disorder. […]

  • The healing power of fish skin for a dog named Stella
    on May 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Veterinarians used a creative approach to treat the burns of Stella, a 1-year-old Rottweiler puppy, who escaped a house fire. Smoke inhalation prohibited Stella from being sedated for skin grafts, so the team used cod fish skins to help heal Stella's burns. This successful treatment could help other animals. […]

  • Study identifies dog breeds, physical traits that pose highest risk of biting children
    on May 22, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Nearly five million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and children are at a much higher risk than adults. Dog bites can cause significant psychological and physical damage, and bites to the face often require reconstructive surgery to repair injuries ranging from nerve damage to tissue loss. While certain breeds are known to bite more frequently or cause more severe injuries, a new study finds the breed was unknown in about 60 percent of dog bite cases. […]

  • Rocky mountain spotted fever risks examined
    on May 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    In Mexicali, Mexico, an uncontrolled epidemic of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, one of the deadliest tickborne diseases in the Americas, has affected more than 1,000 people since 2008. […]

  • Owning a dog is influenced by our genetic make-up
    on May 17, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information from 35,035 twin pairs from the Swedish Twin Registry. The new study suggests that genetic variation explains more than half of the variation in dog ownership, implying that the choice of getting a dog is heavily influenced by an individual's genetic make-up. […]

  • Mutation makes bulldogs and Norwich terriers more susceptible to breathing problems
    on May 16, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    The discovery of a new mutation associated with breathing difficulties in popular dog breeds suggests that shortened skulls causing flat faces is not the only factor that contributes to the condition, but that swelling around the airways from edema may also play a role. […]

  • Complete removal of tumor reduces risk of recurrence of cancer in dogs
    on May 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    The relative risk of a recurrence of cancer is reduced by 60% in dogs whose tumors are completely removed, a new analysis has found. […]

  • Detection of unusual hybrid schistosomes in Malawi
    on May 9, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Medical researchers have described the unusual occurrence of novel schistosome hybrids infecting children along the Shire River Valley. […]

  • Homemade cat food diets could be risky
    on May 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    A new study finds most homemade cat food recipes are unlikely to provide cats all their essential nutrients. […]

  • New strain of canine distemper in wild animals in NH, VT
    on May 6, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    A distinct strain of canine distemper virus, which is a widespread virus of importance to wildlife and domesticated dogs, has been identified in wild animals in New Hampshire and Vermont, according to pathologists. […]

  • Wolves more prosocial than pack dogs in touchscreen experiment
    on May 1, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    In a touchscreen-based task that allowed individual animals to provide food to others, wolves behaved more prosocially toward their fellow pack members than did pack dogs. […]

  • Changing climate may affect animal-to-human disease transfer
    on May 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Climate change could affect occurrences of diseases like bird-flu and Ebola, with environmental factors playing a larger role than previously understood in animal-to-human disease transfer. Researchers have been looking at how different environments provide opportunities for animal-to-human diseases -- known as zoonotic diseases -- to interact with and infect new host species, including humans. […]

  • Australian blue tongue lizard ancestor was round-in-the-tooth
    on May 1, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Reconstruction of the most complete fossil lizard found in Australia, a 15 million year old relative of our modern blue tongues and social skinks named Egernia gillespieae, reveals the creature was equipped with a robust crushing jaw and was remarkably similar to modern lizards. […]

  • 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. […]

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