Prosthetics for companion animals can be life-changing—if the patient and their family are a good fit. Successful adoption of a prosthesis depends on many factors, including the pet’s age, size, and personality, as well as the condition of the residual limb.
This week: A bigger, better dog genome, a Boston hospital uses buttons to help a cat heal, and dogs know when you’re watching them play.
When researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital (Penn Vet) shipped off a set of animal isolates to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for testing at the end of 2018, it was business as usual. The results they got back were anything but.
This week: Dogs teach machines to scent disease, unlicensed pet surgery caught on tape, and the fight to save the elusive fishing cat.
The USDA has granted a conditional license to the first Canine Parvovirus Monoclonal Antibody (CPMA) treatment from Elanco, which stand to be a “gamechanger” in fighting this deadly, highly transmissible disease.
Danger lurks in the arid southwestern US: Valley fever is potentially deadly to both animals and humans—and its impact is spreading. Now, pioneering researchers are developing the first antifungal vaccine against this disease.
Philanthropist Gerald B. Shreiber donated $30 million to open the first veterinary school in New Jersey, set to open in 2025. He hopes in-state tuition and expanded degree options—including for veterinary assistants and technicians—will keep more vet med professionals in the state.
Four of the most inspiring voices in vet med talk to Central Line: The AAHA Podcast about what it really means to “be positive” and take a team approach to wellbeing.
This week: Pet insurance payouts hit new highs, heat-seeking dog noses, and UC Davis named top veterinary school (again).
This week: What appears to be cancer in English bulldogs might be something else, Walmart and Nationwide team up for new Rx program, and mammal-airplane collisions are on the rise.