Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification
(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) The article was led by ICN2 researchers in colaboration with UAB researchers, within the POC4PETS European Project, aimed to improving the speed and accuracy of current diagnostics for veterinary pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 25, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Winnie The Pooh's Skull Is Here To Destroy Your Childhood
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Feline Leukemia on the Rise Warns White Oaks Veterinary Clinic
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 22, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Review examines the extent of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from horses
Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses and other companion animals, and how such resistance might impact human health. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 21, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

NIH Medical Research Scholars Program
This 12-month residency program is open to second-, third-, and fourth-year medical, dental, and veterinary students. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - November 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Review examines the extent of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria from horses
(Wiley) Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial agents is a significant problem for both human and veterinary medicine, but little research has been done on the prevalence or mechanisms of resistance in horses and other companion animals, and how such resistance might impact human health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Anti-GMO Groups Pledge Legal Action to Block FDA Approval of GMO Salmon
The first genetically engineered animal approved for consumption could be on your dinner table within two years if anti-GMO groups do not succeed in their attempts to block it. After languishing in regulatory purgatory for almost 20 years, an Atlantic salmon whose genes have been tweaked to grow twice as fast and on less food as farm-raised conventional varieties, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Within minutes of the announced approval, the Center for Food Safety posted on its website that it was assembling a coalition of anti-GMO activists to try to block the decision. "The FDA has thoroughly analyz...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ketamine: Facts, Effects and Hazards
Find out the effects and the hazards associated with ketamine, a drug used as an anesthetic in veterinary medicine and as a hallucinogenic recreational drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Beagles bred with muscular dystrophy offer ‘hope of a human cure’
Vets studying the muscle-wasting disease in dogs say new drugs being tested could halt its progress in humansAt first glance, the beagles running round the enclosure of the Royal Veterinary College look typical of the breed. Inquisitive and affectionate, the dogs rush from visitor to visitor, anxious to play and make contact. Endearing behaviour like this has made the beagle one of Britain’s most popular breeds.But closer scrutiny shows something unusual: some beagles look a little clumsy and weak on their paws. Occasionally one will stagger or stop in its tracks. The cause of this behaviour is straightforward. The d...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie science editor Tags: Medical research UK news Science Dogs Animals Life and style World news Source Type: news

Diamondback Drugs Has Selected a $1,000 Grand Prize Winner in The...
Diamondback Drugs is pleased to announce their selection of Shirley Chu, DVM as the winner of this year’s Diamondback Drugs / VCS...(PRWeb November 11, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/VCS-scholarship/veterinary-medicine/prweb13074846.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 11, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Pets Help You Live Longer and Happier?
By John Swartzberg How dogs and cats may help your heart. Back when she was younger and friskier, I used to bring my golden retriever with me to the UC Berkeley campus for some of my lectures. She'd plop her furry frame down next to me while I was speaking and flash her classic "golden smile" at the hall full of students. There's nothing scientific to this, of course, but I'm quite certain that everyone in my class was much more happy when she was around than when I came to class without her. (Sometimes I think they would have preferred that she ran the class!) Pets make people happy. It's hard to argue with thi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adam Equipment to Exhibit Balances, Scales and Moisture Analysers at...
Products for laboratory, medical, fitness and veterinary applications will be on display at stand A27, Hall 1 at the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds(PRWeb November 09, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/11/prweb13065600.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 10, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Amazing Science Behind Pets That Find Their Way Home
A pity you can’t ask a dog for the shortest route home when you’re lost—or a cat or a seabird or a tortoise or a dung beetle, for that matter. Because if you could ask any of them how to get pretty much anywhere, odds are they’d know a lot more than you think. Animal navigation has long been something of a black box for scientists. The mystery of how nonhumans—without benefit of maps, language or GPS—manage to find their way from place to place, often over very great distances, presented itself anew recently when a dog walked 11 miles from its new home to return to a former foster owner....
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized animal behavior animals cats Dogs magnetic fields navigation scent Source Type: news

Network to foster the best in animal welfare research
BBSRC has pledged over £100,000 to establish a network that will foster collaboration within the UK animal welfare research community. The network will be headed by one of the UK’s leading experts on animal behaviour, Professor Mike Mendl from the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 6, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Dog Eat Sugarfree Gum
This article originally appeared on Fortune.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: lucywangtime Tags: Uncategorized animals Source Type: news

Want to protect your pet from unnecessary injections? Have a personal pet vaccination waiver!
(NaturalNews) When a sick pet is taken to a conventional vet, there is a good chance that the animal will be given unnecessary interventions that could make it even sicker.Homeopathic veterinarian Dr. Will Falconer knows that the best of intentions in veterinary care often get... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rainbow Veterinary Hospital Announces $50 Partnership Special With Karma Dog Training
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - November 1, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can your pet ward off evil spirits?
A spooky new survey of more than 2,000 pet owners reveals that more than 30% believe their pets protect them from evil spirits, while others say their furry friends are psychic. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Veterinary Source Type: news

Penn study blocks ebola virus budding by regulating calcium signaling
(University of Pennsylvania) A new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine showed that blocking a calcium-signaling pathway could inhibit not only the Ebola virus, but also Marburg, Lassa and Junin viruses, all sources of deadly infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Reptile pets
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) Reptiles are becoming increasingly popular as pets. The number of reptile pets, such as lizards, turtles and snakes, has doubled in the past ten years. Researchers from the Messerli Research Institute at the Vetmeduni Vienna recently showed that grasshoppers used as reptile food can be a source of allergies. The study was published in the World Allergy Organization Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Oldest Polar Bear in the U.S. Dies, Reminding Us of Aging Animal Populations in Captivity
Last week, after exhibiting signs of significant deterioration in her health and rendered non-ambulatory, the Philadelphia Zoo made the decision to euthanize one of their two polar bears. Klondike, who was born at the Bronx Zoo in 1980, was a favorite among local zoo visitors and known among devoted polar bear enthusiasts across the nation as the oldest captive polar bear in the US. Veterinary clinicians, unable to successfully treat a persistent urinary tract infection in the aging bear, were concerned that her quality of life would continue to worsen. She was already unable to stand a condition prompting the decision to ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

City of Commerce Honors Local Veterinarian Dr. Juan Casillas of Casillas Veterinary Hospitals
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 25, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Deadly fish virus still present in Wisconsin lake
In May 2007, hundreds of freshwater drum — also known as sheepshead — turned up dead in Lake Winnebago and nearby Little Lake Butte des Morts, both inland lakes near Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The fish were splotched with red and their eyes were swollen and bulging. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) launched a quick response and, working with the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL), quickly learned that a deadly virus was responsible: viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, or VHSv. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study of horse-related injuries in veterinary and animal science students at an Australian university - Riley CB, Liddiard JR, Thompson K.
This study aimed to determine the risk of student HRI during their university education, the nature and m... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Deadly fish virus still present in Wisconsin lake
(University of Wisconsin-Madison) In May 2007, hundreds of freshwater drum -- also known as sheepshead -- turned up dead in Lake Winnebago and nearby Little Lake Butte des Morts, both inland lakes near Oshkosh, Wis. The fish were splotched with red and their eyes were swollen and bulging. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources launched a quick response and, working with the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, quickly learned that a deadly virus was responsible: viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus, or VHSv. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 23, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Well: Learning From Dogs With Cancer
Research in dogs will help with the design of later human trials, including the best way to administer drugs, and may lead to improved treatments for both pets and people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN JENKS Tags: Clinical Trials Well Pets Veterinary Medicine Research Cancer Dogs Featured Source Type: news

Well: Learning From Dogs With Cancer
Research in dogs will help with the design of later human trials, including the best way to administer drugs, and may lead to improved treatments for both pets and people. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 21, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: SUSAN JENKS Tags: Clinical Trials Well Pets Veterinary Medicine Research Cancer Dogs Featured Source Type: news

Towards a safer epidural anesthesia for dogs
A method of epidural anesthesia, although proven efficient in humans, had never been tested in animals until now. Two specialists in Veterinary Anesthesiology have successfully used for the first time in dogs the Baraka technique, proving that it is simpler and faster when trying to identify the epidurial space. With this research the two experts intend to reduce the risk of the traditional anesthesic technique in these animals.  (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Maternal influences
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) In horse breeding, stallions are usually used to establish a breeding line. In some cases, however, the maternal lineage plays a more important role. Researchers from the Vetmeduni Vienna looked at the gestation length of different mare families and discovered that the length of gestation varies significantly from lineage to lineage. Certain families also produce more female offspring than male foals. The results were published in the journal PLOS ONE. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Bristol academics named among ‘world’s most influential scientific minds’ 2015
University of Bristol academics have been named by Thomson Reuters as among the 2015 top one per cent of scientists who are “the world’s most influential scientific minds” and whose publications have been deemed as having exceptional impact. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 15, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Grants and Awards, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Social and Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

5 Quick Tips for Dealing With a Pet Poisoning Emergency
In 2013, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) processed nearly 180,000 cases of pets potentially exposed to toxic substances. The APCC has compiled a list of five important tips for handling a pet poisoning emergency in your own household. 1. Be Ready Before you ever need them, make sure your veterinarian's phone number, the number of the closest emergency veterinary hospital, and the number for a pet poison center are saved in your phone. The APCC number is 888-426-4435; the Pet Poison Hotline is 800-213-6680. And remember that you may be able to provide important, even life-saving initial treatment at home if y...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Concern about rise in UK Lyme disease cases
"Surging numbers of people are being diagnosed with Lyme disease as cases spread from rural areas to the suburbs," the Daily Mail reports. The ongoing rise in Lyme disease cases in the UK – thought to be driven by climate change, leading to warmer winters – has been known by public health officials for some time. Reported cases in England and Wales rose from 268 in 2001 to 959 in 2011, but the true figure is thought be much higher. Current estimates put the actual figure at around 3,000 cases a year in England and Wales.It may also be the case that the disease is, as the Mail ...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news

Fort Garry Veterinary Hospital Announces Pet Weight Management Program
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Yarmouth Veterinary Clinic Seeks to Educate Area Locals on Local Ferret Laws
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ticks Carrying Lyme Disease Found in London
Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to new research published in Medical and Veterinary Entomology. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - October 10, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Lyme Disease Source Type: news

In The Name Of Science, Here's Why You Should Spend More Time Cuddling Cats
Turns out that petting and talking nicely with shelter cats isn't just an awfully pleasant way to spend the afternoon. There's now scientific proof that this kind of behavior also helps keep the cats healthy -- a finding that sounds adorable, and could have some seriously great implications for the cats. For the study -- published this month in the journal Preventive Veterinary Medicine -- 96 shelter cats were divided into two groups. One group got positive interaction with the same person for 10 minutes at a time, four times a day, for 10 days. This interaction, which could include petting, brushing and playing among...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 6, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Can osteoarthritis affect a dog’s mood?
It is well known that osteoarthritis (OA) can have an emotional impact on humans but is this the case in dogs? Researchers at the University of Bristol are looking for dogs affected by the condition to take part in an arthritis and emotion study. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 6, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Bristol to host international conference on sustainable livestock
With one in seven humans undernourished and with the challenges of population growth and climate change, the need for efficient food production has never been greater. The University of Bristol will host an international conference to discuss this issue early next year [12-15 January 2016]. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 6, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences, Institutes, Cabot, Institutes; Press Release Source Type: news

Africa: Vet Care for Nomad Livestock
[SciDev.Net] According to the International Livestock Research Institute, over 330 million African and Asian farmers directly rely on sheep and goats for their livelihood. Animal infections reduce productivity. Most vulnerable are those who migrate with the seasonal cycle, because they lack veterinary support for their animals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 5, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

5 Things Your Pet Insurance Policy Should Cover
Currently, there are over a dozen companies in the U.S. and Canada offering pet insurance, and if you've tried sorting out the differences between them, like many pet owners, you probably wound up more confused than when you started. As is the case with insurance of any kind, pet health care coverage is a wonderful thing to have if you need it -- and providing there are no big surprises when you submit a claim for reimbursement. Here's the scenario you want to avoid: You faithfully pay your monthly premium for years and enjoy peace of mind knowing your pet's health care will be paid for in the event of an expensive illne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Music Helps Shelter Animals Have Sweet Cat Naps And Doggie Dreams
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Can music tame the savage beast? Can it hush puppies and calm kitties? A veterinarian thinks so. Dr. Pamela Fisher has put music in over 1,100 animal shelters, saying that it calms dogs and cats, and even cuts down on barking. Fisher started the nonprofit Rescue Animal MP3 Project nearly four years ago by asking artists around the world to donate dog- and cat-friendly music. The result was MP3 players packed with 30 hours of classics, including music by Beethoven, Mozart and Chopin, nursery rhymes like "Three Blind Mice" and harps, pianos and violins mimicking ocean waves and gentle breez...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

MedQ unveils new Q/ris 3000 software release
Radiology informatics firm MedQ has introduced version 6.0 of its Q/ris 3000...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedQ enters veterinary market MedQ debuts patient financial software MedQ unveils structured reporting module MedQ's EHR receives MU certification MedQ wins Fla. contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 30, 2015 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can Pet Affection Improve Heart Health?
by Mimi O' Connor An energetic-looking young woman came bouncing down the aisle of the airplane so quickly that I barely had time to read the message on her T-shirt before she plopped down in the seat next to me. It read in bold letters "I LOVE ANIMALS," and underneath in smaller italics, "humans not so much." Being an animal lover myself, her shirt made me smile. I felt compelled to ask her about it. She told me that she was a veterinary medicine student and has cared for an expansive menagerie of critters since she was a little girl. My exposure to animals was modest by comparison. I've lived with and...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tiny Kitten With No Hind Legs Walks In Wee Wheelchair For First Time
Cassidy is a teeny, formerly feral kitten with no back legs who just took his first steps in a bitty wheelchair made specially for him. It's a few small steps for this kitten, one hopefully giant step for the compassionate treatment of all cats.  (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));Bipawd #MiracleKitten Cassidy takes his first steps in his new wheelchair -- tot...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

White Oaks Veterinary Clinic Stresses Importance of Continuing Education for Veterinarians
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trinity Pet Hospital Offers Expert, Affordable Veterinary Services at Laguna Hills
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 27, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Professor Andrew Hattersley awarded 2016 Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize
We are delighted to congratulate Society member Professor Andrew Hattersley FRS, who has been awarded the 2016 Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture. Andrew received the notable award for his outstanding work on genetic and physiological studies of patients with common subtypes of monogenic diabetes revolutionising treatment for these patients. The Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize and Lecture is awarded biennially for 'original contributions to medical and veterinary sciences published within ten years from the date of the award'. More details are available on the Royal Society website. (Source: Socie...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 24, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Corrupted cocaine sold in Britain making skin rot
Four fifths of cocaine sold in Britain has been cut with veterinary dewormer (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: dewormer cocaine drug abuse Source Type: news

Researchers find ticks linked with Lyme disease in south London parks
(Wiley) Visitors to two popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to a new study in Medical and Veterinary Entomology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 24, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news