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New Test for Shar-Pei Autoinflammatory Disease Available at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

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A new test identifying dogs most likely to be affected by Shar-Pei Autoinflammatory Disease (SPAID) is now available at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC). SPAID is the first spontaneously occurring autoinflammatory disease to be described in animals. Severe cases are characterized by recurrent symptoms of inflammation: fever; swollen, [...]

May 25th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Auburn University Veterinary Student Goes the Extra Mile to Help Canine Patient and its Owner

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Often a doctor’s bedside manner is as impactful in a patient’s treatment as the medicine prescribed. This proved true with fourth-year veterinary student Karly Hicks, of Niceville, Fla., and her work on a particularly challenging and puzzling case at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Hicks was recognized in March during the CVM Clinical Student [...]

May 15th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Just Right by Purina Gives the Scoop on Your Dog’s Poop

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Personalized dog food brand Just Right® by Purina® is encouraging dog owners to take a closer look at their dog’s poop in an effort to understand more about his overall health and potentially help prevent some health issues down the road. Based on the shape, color and consistency of a dog’s stool, pet owners may need to [...]

May 12th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training,The Buzz | Read More »

Biomarker Test for Lou Gehrig’s Disease Useful in Diagnosing Canine Neurodegenerative Disease

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Mizzou researchers seek clinical trial participants for further treatment study In 2009, Joan Coates, a veterinary neurologist, along with other researchers at the University of Missouri and the Broad Institute at MIT/Harvard, found a genetic link between degenerative myelopathy (DM) in dogs and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease in people. Now, MU researchers Coates [...]

May 9th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation & VetVine Present Free Webinar on Canine Hemangiosarcoma

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation and VetVine are presenting a free live webinar on Canine Hemangiosarcoma on Wednesday, May 10th 2017 at 8:00 PM EDT. This special event will feature Douglas Thamm VMD DACVIM (Oncology). This educational event is part of Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Thamm will provide dog lovers with a review of the clinical [...]

May 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

AKC Canine Health Foundation Marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month with Free Online Resources

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, marks Pet Cancer Awareness Month by providing information on research outcomes and educational resources on canine cancer to dog lovers during the month of May. Since 1995 CHF has funded over 200 canine cancer research grants, totaling [...]

May 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation Surpass $11 Million in Total Contributions for Pet Cancer Research and Treatment

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To kick off Pet Cancer Awareness Month in May, the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo Foundation announced a total of $11 million in contributions for pet cancer research and treatment since the annual campaign began in 2010. This year’s goal is to provide more than $2 million in additional grants to support pet cancer treatment and research initiatives. Now [...]

May 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

American Heartworm Society: Heartworm Incidence Trends

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The bad news: the incidence of heartworm disease in pets is on the rise in the U.S., according to a recent survey by the American Heartworm Society (AHS). The good news: Heartworm disease is easily prevented, even in pets living in areas with the highest incidence rates. The AHS announced the results of its triennial Heartworm Incidence [...]

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Supports Canine Health with $219,203 Donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation

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The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent, treat and cure diseases in all dogs, is pleased to announce that $219,203 has been donated by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company to support canine health through the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program. “Purina is proud to partner with the AKC [...]

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Breaking News,Featured,Health & Training | Read More »

Veterinary Motion Analysis Lab Could Lead to Better Treatments for Small Animals, Orthopedic Procedures in Humans

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – Diagnosing and treating service dogs and companion animals with orthopedic injuries can be challenging for clinicians and owners. Often, observable limps or the occasional whine may be the only clues for veterinarians when assessing arthritis or soft tissue injuries in pets. Now, using cutting-edge technologies, veterinarians at the University of Missouri are revolutionizing the [...]

March 15th, 2017 | Posted in Health & Training | Read More »

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