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June 08, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 6/2 – 6/8

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a salmonella outbreak caused by backyard birds, researchers pinpoint a gene that causes skin disorder, manufacturers increase supply of dog flu vaccine, a survey shows the benefit of pet-friendly policies, and Colorado passes a bill for rural veterinarians.

May 18, 2017

Weekly News Roundup 5/12 – 5/18

Catch up on the latest pet and veterinary news from the last week. In this update: a case study shows dogs could help children with physical disabilities, veterinarians at CSU develop an at-home parvo treatment, and two dogs in Colorado tested positive for rabies.

August 05, 2022

What monkeypox means for pets

Monkeypox kind of snuck up on us. We've been so busy stressing about COVID rebounds and Omicron variants, headlines about monkeypox haven’t been top of mind for most.

January 16, 2019

World’s most successful mitral valve repair surgeon to teach his technique in the US

Open-heart mitral valve repair on dogs is a tricky procedure at best, and the usual success rate is 60% to 75%, depending on the dog’s size, age, heart status, and overall health at the time of surgery. Japanese cardiologist Masami Uechi, DVM, can boast a success rate of 90%. Soon, he'll be teaching US veterinarians how he does it.

January 10, 2019

Study: Female veterinarians more prone to suicide

The numbers are grim. According to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), female veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than members of the general population. And while female veterinarians account for two-thirds of US veterinarians, their suicide rate is more than twice that for male veterinarians.

March 19, 2018

Working together to cure cancer across species

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (AKC CHF) and the V Foundation for Cancer Research are collaborating to fund cancer research for dogs—research that shows a very real possibility of helping humans, too. It’s the very definition of comparative oncology.

February 09, 2018

Study: What you say and what the client hears aren’t necessarily the same

A recent study found that most dog and cat owners don’t know what actually happens during their pet’s physical exam, or the importance of the veterinary services performed. Partners for Healthy Pets (PHP) compiled more than five years of data from staff and client surveys. PHP determined that pet owners don’t always hear what veterinary healthcare team members think they communicate to them.

January 23, 2018

Canine parvovirus 101

CPV emerged in the 1970s and is still a menace to unvaccinated dogs.The virus itself is small and nonenveloped, making it one of the most robust viruses affecting animals. Because of its environmental persistence, both indirect and direct contact can efficiently spread the virus.

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