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'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.
Identifying a gene for canine night blindness
on October 3, 2019 at 9:37 pm
Researchers have identified the gene mutation responsible for a form of night blindness in dogs. Strategies to treat this condition, which affects a layer of neurons just below the primary photoreceptor cells, could also inform treatment of other diseases that rely on targeting this cell type.
Toxin promotes cattle-to-cattle transmission of deadly Escherichia coli strains
on October 3, 2019 at 6:09 pm
Shiga toxin subtype 2a (Stx2a) may play a key role in promoting the colonization and transmission of life-threatening Escherichia coli strains in cattle, according to a new study.
Horse nutrition: Prebiotics may do more harm than good
on October 1, 2019 at 2:22 pm
Prebiotics are only able to help stabilize the intestinal flora of horses to a limited degree. Before they can reach the intestines, commercially available supplements partially break down in the animals' stomachs, which can lead to inflammation of the stomach lining.
Immune response against Toxocara roundworms helps explain disease
on September 26, 2019 at 6:50 pm
Neurotoxocarosis (NT) occurs in humans when larvae of the Toxocara roundworm migrate into the central nervous system. That infection is accompanied by a complex molecular signaling cascade, including changes to anti-inflammatory lipid molecules, researchers now report.
The problem with promoting 'responsible dog ownership'
on September 24, 2019 at 4:50 pm
Dog welfare campaigns that tell people to be 'responsible owners' don't help to promote behaviour change, a new report suggests. Dog owners interviewed for a study all considered themselves to be responsible owners, despite there being great variation in key aspects of their dog-owning behavior.
Wild animals' immune systems decline with age, sheep study finds
on September 19, 2019 at 6:22 pm
It is well established that weakened immune systems in old age affect people's health and fitness, but a study suggests that it is also an issue for wild animals.
Overweight Danes are more likely to have overweight dogs
on September 19, 2019 at 1:52 pm
A new study reports that the prevalence of overweight dogs is markedly larger among overweight owners than among normal weight owners. Part of the explanation lies in whether treats are used as training tools or ''hygge-snacks''.
The diet-microbiome connection in inflammatory bowel disease
on September 9, 2019 at 9:07 pm
A change in diet is a go-to strategy for treating inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's. In dogs with a similar illness, researchers tracked specific changes in the microbiome as the pets went into remission. The team's findings, which mirror what is seen in children with Crohn's, could inform the design of improved therapeutic diets.
Feeding pets raw food is not considered by pet owners as a significant source of infections
on September 6, 2019 at 2:41 pm
An extensive international survey indicates that pet owners do not consider raw food to considerably increase infection risk in their household. In the survey, targeted at pet owners, raw food was reliably determined to be a contaminant only in three households.