Aug
28
2018
J. Scott Weese, DVM, DVSc, DACVIM, provides insight into the emergence of infectious diseases and their impact on animals and humans. He reminds us that our ability to identify new viruses currently outpaces the ability to interpret the relevance of these discoveries. ...more
Aug
27
2018
Okay, maybe just one needle every three months. But one shot every 90 days sure beats daily insulin injections, if promising new research out of Purdue University bears fruit. Last week, the school released the preliminary findings of a new study: The first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days in test subjects. ...more
Aug
24
2018
He sure looks like some kind of pit bull terrier, but the shelter says otherwise. If you go to a shelter to adopt a dog and ask an employee what breed he is, your guess is as good as theirs. In fact, yours might be better. Because sometimes they guess wrong—deliberately. ...more
Aug
23
2018
This week: A high-calorie method for tracking climate change, a radio station programmed especially for cats, and find out how much it would cost you to go to veterinary school in 2018. ...more
Aug
23
2018
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

Apple first told us that "there’s an app for that" in 2009. Since then, there are even more apps for that – an estimated six million between the Google Play store and the Apple App store, including apps for veterinary medicine and pet owners. And within the larger explosion of pet-related apps, there are now client-facing apps that make it easy for veterinarians to move to a digital mobile practice. But which apps should a veterinarian who wants to take their practice mobile look at? ...more
Aug
22
2018
An outbreak of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) has reached epidemic proportions in one Northern Mexico town, and it’s starting to spread to the United States, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Several hundred people have died of the disease in Mexico, and at least four have died in the US after crossing the border from Mexico. ...more
Aug
21
2018
he internet has become an indispensable tool for pet owners looking to evaluate and choose veterinary care providers. Now more than ever, your practice needs an effective web presence if you want to attract and keep clients. and by going through the Jumpstart Your Practice Online series, you can get a step-by-step implementation process of how to build that web presence. ...more
Aug
20
2018
As studies, go, the results were mixed.The researchers had two objectives. The first: determine if a contraceptive vaccine would be effective in preventing feral cats from breeding in the wild. The second, and possibly more ambitious: establish a humane paradigm shift in feline research. ...more
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