New Procedure Fights Cancer in Dogs
Veterinary oncologists at the University of Missouri have developed a vaccine treatment for osteosarcoma — a common type of bone cancer in dogs — which allows oncologists to avoid chemotherapy.
Study: Grain-Free Diet for Dogs Leads to Canine Heart Disease
Alternative diets have long been a suspected cause of DCM. This study looks at other potential causes and how to communicate this information to clients.
Researchers found a link between some popular grain-free, legume-rich dog diets and a type of nutritional deficiency and canine heart disease known as taurine-deficient dilated cardiomyopathy.
Veterinarians Fix Puppy’s Paws Pointing Up Instead of Down
A 10-week-old puppy born with his front paws facing up instead of down and unable to walk is recovering after surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Osteoarthritis Staging Tool for Dogs Now Available
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of chronic pain in dogs. The COAST staging tool is expected to improve the diagnosis and monitoring of dogs with OA.
Veterinarians Use 3D Printing to Replace Cat’s Skull
Veterinarians at Washington State University successfully treated a cat with three brain tumors with an intense, innovative surgery. Doctors at WSU created a model of the cat’s skull and then 3D printed a new skull for him.
Banfield and NAVC Release Report on Osteoarthritis in Obese Animals
The 2019 Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) report on osteoarthritis in obese animals focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of OA, and the barriers encountered in providing the recommended care for the disease.
Veterinary Dean Named at University of Arizona
Julie Funk has been named founding dean of the University of Arizona’s proposed veterinary college. Her first job: getting the proposed program accredited.
Service Dogs Help War Veterans with PTSD Symptoms
Overall symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are lower among war veterans with service dogs, a preliminary study led by Purdue researchers has found.
UF College of Veterinary Medicine to Launch Open Heart Program
UF’s College of Veterinary Medicine will launch an open heart surgery program for dogs, the only fully functional program of its kind in the U.S. and the only one to offer the complex procedure known as mitral valve repair.