Today’s Veterinary News
New Hope For Dogs With Cancer
From developing immunotherapeutic treatments for canine osteosarcoma to anticancer drugs, researchers at veterinary colleges are taking innovative approaches to treating cancer in pets
Much ground is being covered in the way of oncology research in veterinary medicine, largely in immunotherapy. This article covers research being done by some of the top veterinary colleges in the country.
What’s Next for Veterinarians?
Cutting-edge diagnostic tools, exciting technological developments, and promising advances in animal-health research have provided veterinarians with the ability to ensure that their patients stay healthy and live longer.
The Current State of Cannabis Research in Veterinary Medicine
CBD-based products have become quite popular in recent years, but with only a handful of veterinary-specific studies currently available, however, many veterinarians are at a loss regarding how to approach client questions. To address the needs of our clients and patients, we must use veterinary and human medical data in order to better understand how CBD and other cannabis products may be of benefit to animals.
For the past several years, scientists at Mars Petcare have been working on developing predictive diagnostic tools using its vast repository of anonymized pet medical records and machine learning. RenalTech, which can predict chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats 2 years prior to the patient showing any signs or symptoms of the disease, is the first one to be released.
Pot Meds for Pets?
Under California’s Veterinary Medicine Practice Act, veterinarians can have their license either revoked or suspended for discussing medicinal cannabis with a client. SB 627 would change that. “Veterinarians should be the ones giving people guidance on how to do this, not people with zero medical training like the guy working behind the counter at the recreational cannabis dispensary,” contends Dr. Gary Richter.
Clinical Trial Tests Universal Vaccine Against Canine Cancer
Brush up on exciting news in the world of veterinary medicine, from a possible vaccine for canine cancer to an end on controversial research on felines and more.
Yorkshire Terrier’s Leg Bones Regrown by UC Davis Surgeons Following a Severe Nonunion Fracture
UC Davis orthopedic surgeon Dr. Amy Kapatkin uses bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) to regrow the bones in the leg of a Yorkshire Terrier against great odds.
Preliminary Data From Cannabidiol Clinical Trials “Promising” for Canines With Epilepsy
Researchers found that 89% of canines that received cannabidiol in a clinical trial had a reduction in the frequency of seizures compared to 43% in the control group.
FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Announces New Resource Guide to Safely Prescribing Opioids
Veterinarians are on the front lines when it comes to combating the opioid epidemic that has gripped much of our country. Keeping opioids secure in the veterinary practice, while retaining access for patients who need pain control, is a primary concern. To address this concern, the FDA published a resource that will help veterinarians comply …