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- Debilitating human parasite transmitted via dogs eating fishon December 14, 2021 at 6:49 pm
Efforts to eradicate a human parasitic disease are being hampered by dogs eating infected fish, new research shows.
- Most dog breeds highly inbredon December 2, 2021 at 9:21 pm
The majority of dog breeds are highly inbred, contributing to an increase in disease and health care costs throughout their lifespan, according to new research.
- Parallels in human, dog oral tumors could speed new therapieson November 29, 2021 at 5:28 pm
Recent research compared the genetic expression profiles of a nonlethal canine tumor and the rare, devastating human oral tumor it resembles, laying the groundwork for potential translational medicine down the road.
- Endangered deer's prion gene could protect it from chronic wasting diseaseon November 24, 2021 at 8:40 pm
China's Père David's deer was nearly gone in the late 1800s. Just 18 deer -- the very last of their kind -- were brought into captivity after the rest had been hunted to extinction. When 11 of the deer reproduced, the species had a chance. Today, after centuries of reintroductions and breeding under human care, the population sits at around 3,000. It's a success story. But that success could come crashing down if chronic wasting disease (CWD) were to infect the population.
- A puppy’s diet seems to be a significant factor in the development of allergy and atopy related skin symptoms in adult dogson November 19, 2021 at 1:37 am
Puppyhood dietary factors may affect the onset of canine allergy and atopy related skin symptoms in adulthood, according to a new study.
- Common household noises may be stressing your dogon November 10, 2021 at 3:45 pm
Researchers have found that common household noises may be making dogs anxious. Owners may be underestimating their dog's stress.
- SARS-CoV-2 variant detected in dogs and cats with suspected myocarditison November 5, 2021 at 12:41 pm
A new study reveals that pets can be infected with the alpha variant of SARS-CoV-2, which was first detected in southeast England and is commonly known as the UK variant or B.1.1.7.
- Cat bacteria treats mouse skin infection, may help you and your pets as wellon October 19, 2021 at 4:35 pm
Researchers identify a strain of bacteria on healthy cats that produces antibiotics against severe skin infections. The findings may soon lead to new bacteriotherapies for humans and their pets, wherein cat bacteria is applied via topical cream or spray.
- Hyena scavenging provides public health and economic benefits to African citieson September 27, 2021 at 3:05 pm
Hyenas are frequently vilified and often feared. Hemingway once described the hyena as a stinking, foul devourer of the dead, with jaws that crack the bones the lion leaves.
- Dog parasite is developing resistance to treatmentson September 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm
Right now, U.S. veterinarians rely on three types of drugs to kill the hookworms, but the parasites appear to becoming resistant to all of them. Dog hookworms can also infect humans.
- New embryo identification IVF method set to boost cow milk and meat productionon September 8, 2021 at 10:06 pm
New research has established a method of significantly improving in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in cattle.
- Farmed carnivores may become 'disease reservoirs' posing human health riskon August 24, 2021 at 4:10 pm
Carnivorous animals lack key genes needed to detect and respond to infection by pathogens, a study has found. Farming large numbers of carnivores, like mink, could allow the formation of undetected 'disease reservoirs', in which a pathogen could spread to many animals and mutate to become a risk to human health.
- Atomic-level imaging of lethal prions provide sharpened focus for potential treatmentson August 23, 2021 at 4:58 pm
The highest-ever resolution imaging of an infectious prion provides the first atomic-level data of how these abnormal proteins are assembled to cause fatal neurodegenerative diseases in people and animals -- and how they can be potentially targeted by new therapies.
- Varying immune cell levels in canine brain tumors could provide therapeutic targetson August 19, 2021 at 4:52 pm
A new study reveals that high-grade gliomas, or brain tumors, in dogs contained more immune cells associated with suppressing immune response than low-grade gliomas.
- Cats prefer to get free meals rather than work for themon August 13, 2021 at 2:03 pm
When given the choice between a free meal and performing a task for a meal, cats would prefer the meal that doesn't require much effort.
- Drug-resistant bacteria found in the guts of lemurs who live around humanson August 9, 2021 at 8:27 pm
Researchers have found evidence for antibiotic resistance in the gut microbiomes of lemurs living close to humans. The more human contact they have, the more antibiotic resistance there is. Even captive animals who have never been administered an antibiotic carried the resistant microbes.
- Bronze Age farmers gave preferential treatment to cows over domesticated sheep, goatson August 4, 2021 at 6:12 pm
Meat and dairy played a more significant role in human diets in Bronze Age China than previously thought. A new analysis also suggests that farmers and herders tended to sheep and goats differently than they did their cows, unlike in other parts of the world -- keeping cows closer to home and feeding them the byproducts of grains that they were growing for their own consumption, like the grass stalks from millet plants.
- Man's new best friend: What cats can teach us about human genetics and precision medicineon July 28, 2021 at 3:13 pm
Although cats have lived alongside humans for millennia, it remains a dogs' world. This bias has historically bled into science as well. It's time for cats to get their day, argues veterinary medicine experts. Cats, they say, have the potential to be a valuable model organism for geneticists, as the feline genome is ordered similarly to humans.
- Cattle losing adaptations to environmenton July 22, 2021 at 8:29 pm
Researchers have uncovered evidence showing that cattle are losing important environmental adaptations, losses the researchers attribute to a lack of genetic information available to farmers. After examining genetic material stretching back to the 1960s, they identified specific DNA variations associated with adaptations that could one day be used to create DNA tests for cattle -- tests that could tell farmers whether their cattle are suited for one environment or another.
- Dogs may not return their owners' good deedson July 14, 2021 at 9:01 pm
Domestic dogs show many adaptations to living closely with humans, but they do not seem to reciprocate food-giving according to a new study.