RenalTech: New Diagnostic Tool Can Predict CKD in Cats Two Years Before Onset
RenalTech’s algorithm relies on six feline health measurements — all collected during normal routine chemistry — to predict whether a cat will develop chronic kidney disease within two years.
Lewis the Llama Undergoes Successful Dental Surgery at CSU
After being found abandoned in Yellowstone National Park, Lewis the Llama was captured and taken to Colorado State University’s veterinary teaching hospital. There they found Lewis had periodontal disease in teeth on both sides of his jaw and decided to remove the affected teeth in surgery.
World Animal Day — 12 Ways to Get Involved
World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. More than 1,000 events are held every year in more than 70 countries, from Andorra to Zimbabwe.
Cornell Veterinarians Help Horse, Rider Return to Ring
Wrangler, an 11-year-old quarter horse gelding, began to exhibit signs of pain and unusual behavior. His owner took him to the veterinarian and found out he was suffering from “kissing spine.” Read how Cornell veterinarians fixed his spine and led him and owner to ride and compete again.
Dogs With Lung Cancer Might Benefit From Treatment With Human Breast Cancer Drug
Like many women who develop a particular type of breast cancer, the same gene — HER2 — also appears to be the cause of lung cancer in many dogs. Researchers found that neratinib — a drug that has successfully been used to battle human breast cancer — might also work for many of the nearly 40,000 dogs in the US that annually develop the most common type of canine lung cancer, known as CPAC.
Poll: Cannabinoid Treatments for Pets?
We asked our Facebook fans: Have you been asked by pet owners about cannabinoid treatments for their pets? We received nearly 200 responses.
What Do Veterinarians Need to Know About Pets and Pot?
Veterinarians should be prepared to treat pets that have ingested marijuana as more states move to legalize or decriminalize marijuana use. They should also be prepared for questions about the therapeutic benefits of CBD and cannabis.
Are We Doing Enough to Support Colleagues at Risk for Suicide?
Being able to recognize and respond to indications that someone is thinking of suicide can help avert a death by suicide. Are we doing enough in the veterinary profession to help those most in need — our colleagues?
Poll: Are Cat Owners Less Conscientious About Bringing Their Cats In for Preventive Care?
We created a Facebook poll on National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Eighty-three percent of responding veterinarians said cat owners were less likely to bring their cats into the vet for preventive care.