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  • Treating dogs with human breast cancer drug
    on August 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Like many women who develop a particular type of breast cancer, the same gene -- HER2 -- also appears to be the cause of lung cancer in many dogs. Researchers found that neratinib -- a drug that has successfully been used to battle human breast cancer -- might also work for many of the nearly 40,000 dogs in the US that annually develop the most common type of canine lung cancer, known as CPAC.

  • Dog down: Effort helps emergency medical staff treat law enforcement K-9s
    on August 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Law enforcement K-9s face the same dangers their human handlers confront. Recognizing a gap in care for law enforcement K-9s injured on the job, a team of veterinarians, emergency medical services experts and canine handlers has developed protocols for emergency medical service personnel who may be called upon to help treat and transport the injured dogs.

  • National livestock movement bans may prove economically damaging
    on August 19, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    New research has pioneered an economic perspective on controlling livestock diseases. Focusing on Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), bovine TB (bTB) and bluetongue virus (BTV), the researchers draw striking conclusions about the role of movement bans in controlling an outbreak.

  • Care of horses: Damage found in the bit area of most Finnish trotters
    on August 16, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Damage was found in the part of the mouth affected by the bit in more than 80% of trotters examined after a race. However, such damage is easily overlooked due to being out of sight.

  • New insight into bacterial infections found in the noses of healthy cattle
    on August 16, 2019 at 11:55 am

    New research used the 'One Health' approach to study three bacterial species in the noses of young cattle and found the carriage of the bacteria was surprisingly different. The findings which combined ideas and methods from both animal and human health research could help prevent and control respiratory diseases.

  • When working with animals can hurt your mental health
    on August 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    While it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide.

  • Native bighorn sheep herds retain migratory diversity
    on August 2, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    A study found notable distinctions in the migrations of different types of bighorn sheep herds. Native herds that have never been removed from historic ranges retain more diverse migratory patterns than restored and augmented herds.

  • Poisonous grasses and livestock
    on July 31, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    Stories of mass poisoning incidents of livestock due to toxic grasses made headlines especially overseas. Animal ecologists have studied whether this hazard is also lurking on German pastures.

  • Genetic similarities of osteosarcoma between dogs and children
    on July 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    A bone cancer known as osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to the results of a new study. The findings could help break the logjam in the treatment of this deadly disease, which hasn't seen a significant medical breakthrough in nearly three decades.

  • Researchers track how cats' weights change over time
    on July 16, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Researchers have accessed data on more than 19 million cats and have learned that most cats continue to put on weight as they age.

  • Inbreeding depression reduces litter sizes in golden retrievers
    on July 9, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    New research shows that inbreeding depression, the result of breeding closely-related individuals, reduces litter sizes in purebred golden retrievers.

  • Potential for reduced methane from cows
    on July 8, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Scientists have shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions. The researchers showed that the genetics of an individual cow strongly influenced the make-up of the microorganisms in its rumen (the first stomach in the digestive system of ruminant animals which include cattle and sheep).

  • It's dog eat dog on the canine social ladder
    on July 3, 2019 at 1:13 am

    Climbing the social ladder is a 'ruff' business for dogs, new research shows.

  • Scientists discover processes to lower methane emissions from animals
    on July 2, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions.

  • 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.

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