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December 19, 2018

New report: Barriers to veterinary care largely financial

In the past two years, nearly 28% of households with pets couldn’t provide those pets with the veterinary care they needed. That troubling statistic is among the findings in a new report on access to veterinary care released this week by the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition (AVCC), a partnership of for-profit and nonprofit veterinary service providers, animal welfare and social service professionals, and educators working with the University of Tennessee (UT) College of Social Work. And the overwhelming barrier for all groups of pet owners is financial.

October 07, 2014

Pet foods, therapeutic products may contain more ingredients than advertised

Recently published studies of pet foods, over-the-counter products, and medications are revealing that some of these products have more ingredients than are actually listed on their labels. The incomplete labels can be troublesome for veterinarians who are conducting dietary elimination trials with their patients.

June 26, 2019

Osteoarthritis and obesity in pets go hand in hand (slowly)

Cases of osteoarthritis (OA) in pets have increased at an alarming rate in the past decade, and that increase corresponds with rising rates of obesity in companion animals.That’s the conclusion reached in Banfield Pet Hospital’s 2019 State of Pet Health Report.

March 13, 2012

MU acquires new technology to detect cancer

The University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine is now the fourth veterinary school in the country to boast positron emission tomography (PET) technology, a new technology used to detect cancer in dogs and cats. The PET scanner is the only veterinary PET scanner in Missouri, and is one of only a few in the country, according to a news release from the university. The scanner is unique because it requires minimal anesthesia and can be used as a powerful imaging tool to detect cancer in dogs and cats and determine whether the disease has spread. When combined with computed tomography (CT) scans, veterinary oncologists can co-register an abnormality, generating a three-dimensional image that shows both the metabolism of a growth as well as its size. According to a MU news release, a radiograph is limited because it can reveal that an animal has nodules in its lungs, but cannot determine whether those nodules are tumors or just scar tissue from old infections.

July 26, 2016

Pet dogs lower stress in families with autistic children

Veterinary professionals know the positive effects dogs have on families. A study now supports that with a unique demographic: families with autistic children. Researchers from the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, thanks to a grant from the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI), found that there was improved family functioning when families had a dog. The study was published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior Applications and Research on March 13.

July 07, 2016

Chemotherapy medication offers hope for canine outcomes

For pet owners, a cancer diagnosis can be scary. But chemotherapy medications can help alleviate some of that fear, a new study suggests. A retrospective study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and Kansas State University, found that vinorelbine, a chemotherapy medication, is effective in treating several types of malignant tumors in dogs. The study was published June 1 in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

June 28, 2016

Study suggests why some cats may be picky eaters

If your clients complain that their feline pets are picky eaters, there may be a good reason for their behavior. At least, that's what a new study suggests. Researchers from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition and the University of Sydney in Australia found that cats can learn about the nutrient content of their food over time and then select foods to reach a target composition, overriding flavor. The study was published June 15 in Royal Society Open Science.

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