Jun
7
2018
This week: The world’s oldest cat celebrates a birthday, the Uber of dog-walking apps, and what adolescent mice can teach us about teenagers. ...more
Jun
5
2018
Sometimes a huge gap exists between what a veterinarian tells a client and what the client actually hears. Most practices don't realize these communication gaps even exist! We know this because a white paper was recently published that covers a five-year span of healthcare teams and owners participating in the survey. ...more
Jun
4
2018
Is consolidation good or bad for small veterinary practices? It’s an old question, and a new report on the state of the veterinary industry doesn’t shed much new light on the subject—according to the report, the answer is . . . it’s both. ...more
Jun
1
2018
He’s the world’s most advanced mobile detection system to defend an area from potential attack. Capable of sniffing out someone carrying a bomb in a crowd of people ten thousand strong. In other words, he’s a Vapor Wake dog, the end result of pioneering research begun 16 years ago in the Canine Performance Sciences (CPS) program at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama....more
Jun
1
2018
The plant-derived substance turmeric is high on almost everyone's list of super ingredients for boosting health for both humans and pets. Long used in Ayurvedic medicine, the bright yellow spice (and its active agent, the polyphenol curcumin) is also an everyday staple of Asian cooking, used most often in savory curries.The plant-derived substance turmeric is high on almost everyone's list of super ingredients for boosting health for both humans and pets....more
Jun
1
2018
Radiography is vital to the best practice of veterinary medicine because it enables the detection, understanding, and treatment of a variety of health issues. Accompanying these benefits, however, are risk factors associated with radiation exposure, which every veterinary professional should take to heart. ...more
Jun
1
2018
Impact of systemic antimicrobial therapy on mucosal staphylococci in a population of dogs in Northwest England.The appropriate use of antimicrobial drugs (AMD) is critical in maintaining the health and welfare of veterinary patients. However, AMD use is a risk factor for selection of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) staphylococci in dogs, which underscores the need for vigilance in the judicious use of AMD....more
May
31
2018
Parking in the shade on a sunny day won’t necessarily save a pet left in the car from heatstroke, or worse. A new study of temperatures inside parked cars shows that a car parked in the sun would reach lethal temperatures faster than one parked in the shade, but even in a shaded car, heat buildup could prove deadly. ...more
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