When people first started worrying about what species besides humans could catch COVID, ferrets weren’t top of mind for most—except for a group of scientists in Colorado working feverishly to save a species nobody was even sure was at risk: the black-footed ferret.
Scientists have long known—and the public is learning—that coronavirus outbreaks aren’t rare, and it’s likely that we can expect a new one to pop up and jump from animals to people every 10 years or so. One just did.
One veterinarian at an AAHA-accredited hospital was recently bitten by a five-month-old Labrador. She attributes it—at least in part—to the pandemic.
Nearly everyone has faced COVID-related hardships in the past year. But there are several challenges unique to veterinary professionals.
This week: Dogs could suffer when quarantine ends, there are roadblocks in the way of finding a coronavirus vaccine, and a rare species of dog fights for survival in the Amazon.
This week: COVID PPE is killing wildlife, the science behind French rabbits’ unique gait, and another recall from Midwestern Pet Foods (but not for aflatoxin).
This week: Researchers investigate why pets catch coronavirus, feeding cats less frequently may be better for them, and a poll on pet owners’ attitudes toward CBD.
This week, the American Heartworm Society (AHS) published the results of the 2019 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey and unveiled a new heartworm incidence map. Both are drawn from data submitted by nearly 6,000 US veterinary practices and shelters.
Researchers are training dogs to detect SARS-CoV-2 in humans. But the CDC says we’re supposed to practice social distancing with dogs . . . to keep them away from humans who might have SARS-CoV-2. So how exactly is this going to work?
Viruses mutate, and multiple variants of the virus that causes COVID are currently circulating. Should you be worried?