Aug
7
2017
In the first biomarker discovery based on extracellular vesicles in a veterinary disease, researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University have discovered important biomarkers in dogs with myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and congestive heart failure. ...more
Aug
2
2017
Embark Veterinary Inc., now based in Boston, has announced that it has raised $4.5 million in funding to expand its canine genetic testing suite for pet parents, breeders, and veterinarians. ...more
Jul
27
2017
Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: Researchers find biomarkers for heart disease, pet startups grow in popularity, dogs boost owners' physical activity, and a CIA operation to create cat spies. ...more
Jul
26
2017
Many studies have studied the behavior of dogs and their connections to people but not all attempt to explain the genetic basis for this behavior. A new study published on July 19 in the online journal Science Advances suggests that it has located one genetic marker that reveals hypersociability in dogs. ...more
Jul
26
2017
In 2016, a study added to the search for the origins of dog domestication but suggesting that dogs could have been domesticated independently in both Europe and Asia. A new study published on July 18 in Nature Communications pushes back against this idea, suggesting domestication happened before dogs split into two populations. ...more
Jul
20
2017
In theory, the bigger an animal is, the faster it should be able to travel. However, observations of different animals have shown this not the case. Researchers have been trying to provide answers as to why and a new study suggests it has to do with muscle fibers and energy. ...more
Jul
19
2017
Do certain types microbiota show up on the skin of allergic cats that aren’t on the skin of healthy cats? Researchers from Texas A&M University set out to test bacterial microbiota on different skin surfaces of healthy cats and cats with allergic skin disease....more
Jul
19
2017
Pet owners are more likely to know their neighbors and benefit from everyday social interactions. Researchers from the University of Western Australia had conducted a study in 2005 that indicated pet ownership led to increased social capital and wanted to test whether that held true....more
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