Feb
21
2019
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine.

“He’s one of those dogs that needs a job,” Stacia Smith said as she described her dog Max. Smith adopted the now-10-year-old mixed-breed dog from a shelter when he was a puppy, and he has excelled in agility ever since. “He’s a little hard on his body,” explained Smith, who lives in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. “Ever since he came home, he’s been an on-the-go dog.” ...more
Feb
20
2019
Originally from East Asia, the longhorned tick, or Haemaphysalis longicornis, successfully established itself in other areas of the world, including Australia, New Zealand, and, as of last November, eight states in the US, mostly in the East. These little guys get around. But where are they going next? ...more
Feb
19
2019
Communication gaps exist in all practices, even the ones that provide the highest quality medicine and exceptional client service. We're talking about communication gaps between clients and the healthcare team staff. Here’s an opportunity to help you close that gap, from Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP). ...more
Feb
15
2019
Liking cats is one of the qualifications. Winn Feline Foundation and American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are making available two scholarships of $2,500 each to qualified third- or fourth-year veterinary students. In addition to liking cats, qualifications include ...more
Feb
14
2019
The surge in exotic diseases such as Ebola and SARS in people is proving to be a boon for cats. Both diseases have prompted intensive research into drugs that will cure or inhibit them. One of the most promising is Remdesiver (GS-5734), which, in studies, has proven effective in preventing Ebola in rhesus monkeys and inhibiting coronaviruses in infection models of mice. ...more
Feb
14
2019
This week: A man who goes to take a toke stumbles on a tiger, six veterinary schools band together in a consortium of learning, and guess which breed won the Westminster Dog Show . . . again? ...more
Feb
12
2019
A study of UK cat owners revealed one in five were not aware their pets were carnivores and required animal products in their diets to thrive. It is believed similar ignorance exists in US cat owners....more
Feb
11
2019
It's official: Prozinc's not just for cats anymore. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it had approved ProZinc for the treatment of hyperglycemia and clinical signs associated with hyperglycemia in dogs with diabetes mellitus. ...more
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