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TB bacteria survive in amoebae found in soil
on January 21, 2020 at 4:29 pm
Scientists have discovered that the bacterium which causes bovine TB can survive and grow in small, single-celled organisms found in soil and dung. It is believed that originally the bacterium evolved to survive in these single-celled organisms known as amoebae and in time progressed to infect and cause TB in larger animals such as cattle.
Bartonella bacteria found in hemangiosarcoma tumors from dogs
on January 16, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Researchers have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues - but not blood samples - taken from dogs with hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels.
Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch
on January 16, 2020 at 5:18 pm
When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. But now, researchers report that the remarkable ability to interpret human social communicative cues that enables a dog to go for a ball and then bring it back also exists in wolves.
Lame sheep adjust their behavior to cope with their condition
on January 16, 2020 at 12:15 am
Using novel sensing technology, experts have found that lame sheep adjust how they carry out certain actives, such as walking, standing or laying down, rather than simply reducing the amount they do.
Newly discovered genetic element adjusts coat color in dogs
on January 15, 2020 at 2:34 pm
Why are Irish Setters so red while other breeds can come in different hues? Geneticists now have an answer for why some dogs have more intense coat colors than others.
Preventing adverse drug reactions in dogs
on January 13, 2020 at 6:53 pm
If not identified before surgery, a rare genetic mutation could result in your dog being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents.
Stand out from the herd: How cows communicate through their lives
on December 18, 2019 at 8:35 pm
Research has for the first time shown that cows maintain individual vocalization throughout their lives. Why farmers should take note to improve animal welfare and dairy production.
Early-life exposure to dogs may lessen risk of developing schizophrenia
on December 18, 2019 at 8:34 pm
Ever since humans domesticated the dog, the faithful, obedient and protective animal has provided its owner with companionship and emotional well-being. Now, a study suggests that being around 'man's best friend' from an early age may have a health benefit as well -- lessening the chance of developing schizophrenia as an adult.
Bovine kobuvirus in US
on December 12, 2019 at 5:25 pm
A virus that afflicts cattle that was first discovered in Japan in 2003 has made its way to the US, researchers report.
'Invisible,' restricted horse racing therapy may leave a trail
on December 10, 2019 at 10:19 pm
Shockwave therapy is used in both horses and humans to speed healing, but it can also mask pain. For the first time veterinarians have identified several biomarkers of the treatment, the use of which is restricted in horse racing.
New vaccine will stop the spread of bovine TB
on November 28, 2019 at 1:46 pm
Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB).
Unique sled dogs helped the inuit thrive in the North American Arctic
on November 27, 2019 at 9:14 pm
The legacy of these Inuit dogs survives today in Arctic sled dogs, making them one of the last remaining descendant populations of indigenous, pre-European dog lineages in the Americas.
Dog and sheep bones help injured pigeons fly again
on November 20, 2019 at 5:11 pm
Sheep and dog bones can be whittled into orthopedic pins that stabilize pigeons' fractured wings, helping the fractures to heal properly without follow-up surgery. Researchers describe the treatment, which is cheaper and more efficient than using metal pins for pigeon rehabilitative surgeries.
AI could help diagnose dogs suffering from chronic pain and Chiari-like malformation
on November 7, 2019 at 4:29 pm
A new artificial intelligence (AI) technique could eventually help veterinarians quickly identify Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) dogs with a chronic disease that causes crippling pain. The same technique identified unique biomarkers which inspired further research into the facial changes in dogs affected by Chiari-like malformation (CM).
New findings on gut microbiome's interactions with GI diseases
on November 6, 2019 at 5:41 pm
A study offers new insight on how the gut bacteria of dogs interact with a healthy vs. unhealthy GI tract, which could contribute to the development of new therapies for GI diseases in both dogs and humans.
Your dog might be hiding its true colors
on November 5, 2019 at 7:09 pm
New research shows that some breeds of dogs have hidden coat colors -- and in some cases, other traits -- that have been lurking all along.
Estrogen's opposing effects on mammary tumors in dogs
on November 1, 2019 at 10:34 pm
Estrogen's role in canine mammary cancer is more complex than previously understood, according to new research. The nuanced findings may help explain why dogs spayed at a young age are more likely to develop more aggressive cancers, the team says.
Detection dogs and DNA on the trail of endangered lizards
on October 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm
Detection dogs trained to sniff out the scat of an endangered lizard in California's San Joaquin Valley, combined with genetic species identification, could represent a new noninvasive sampling technique for lizard conservation worldwide.
Respiratory diseases linked with high blood pressure in lungs
on October 16, 2019 at 7:36 pm
Pulmonary hypertension is a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs of both animals and people. When tiny vessels in the lungs become narrowed or blocked, it becomes harder for blood to flow through and can cause the heart to weaken or fail.
Dog owners often inaccurately measure out kibble
on October 7, 2019 at 4:32 pm
New research finds dog owners are often inaccurate when measuring out kibble using a scoop, putting the dogs at risk of under-nourishment or weight gain.