Jul
26
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

Laboratory services provided at veterinary hospitals continue to evolve. Just look at the changes over the last 40 years: Parvo used to be identified by clinical signs and nearly absent white cell count, and red blood cell counts were done by a human (using a hemocytometer). Now, blood samples are simply placed into a piece of equipment to produce the counts. Evolution can be a good thing. New tests are being developed for old diseases, and new diseases are requiring new tests. The way diagnostic lab services are provided is evolving, and it is not slowing down. ...more
Jul
26
2018
This week: The mysterious origin of waving cat statues, a daring canine jailbreak, and Washington, DC, counts cats. ...more
Jul
25
2018
We’re going to have to find a new cliché to describe people who don’t get along. A new study from the University of Lincoln in Lincoln, the United Kingdom, explores the relationships between cats and dogs who live together in the same home. And in most cases, cats and dogs living under the same roof got along just fine . . . as long as nobody ticked off the cat. ...more
Jul
24
2018
A research group recently sought to identify why skepticism about vaccines is perpetuated. They found strong evidence of the Dunning-Kruger effects which addresses the inability to accurately appraise one’s own knowledge. Their results point to the uphill battle the scientific community faces as it confronts growing anti-vax sentiment from the public and politicians alike. ...more
Jul
23
2018
On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, exploded. The explosion blew off the reactor’s 1,000-ton steel and concrete lid, spewing radioactive material into the atmosphere in what’s been described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen. ...more
Jul
19
2018
This week: An IKEA pet product is both stylish and deadly; more saving, more doing, more monkeys at Home Depot; and posting photos of your cat could mean strangers showing up at your door. ...more
Jul
18
2018
There’s a new tick in town, and nobody’s sure how it got here. A team of researchers at Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has confirmed the existence of an exotic species of tick in the United States. The particular tick they examined was found on a dog in Arkansas. ...more
Jul
17
2018
Sometimes what one person says, is not what another person hears. Be sure to close this communication gap in your practice and learn how to communicate the importance of preventive healthcare in a way that both motivates the client and is easy to understand. ...more
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