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Veterinary Research

New Study Shows Promise for Advancements in Canine Cancer Treatment

A new treatment spearheaded by the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) has yielded promising results.  It was announced that a first canine cancer patient is now cancer free after undergoing a new form of treatment. The research team, led by Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology Jeffrey Ruth, DVM, investigated focused ultrasound therapy techniques capable …

A Link Between Feline And Human Medicine Could Benefit HIV Treatment In Humans

Two scientists from the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Prof. Akram Alian and Dr. Meytal Galilee, recently deciphered the structure of a protein in feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) that also presents itself in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Alian and Galilee contend that their findings could serve as the building blocks towards the formulation of …

The Foundation for a Cure?

“When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large, scientific method in most cases fails. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible.” — Albert Einstein Is predicting the success of therapy for a specific veterinary disease …

Neurologic Breakthrough in Canine Nutrition

While the precise cause of canine idiopathic epilepsy is unknown, the effect in the brain has been documented as a rapid, uncontrolled discharge of neurons within the brain’s cerebral cortex that leads to seizures…

One Health—How Does It Help Veterinary Medicine?

“ Our essential connection with animals is ancient, and it runs deep. It extends from body to behavior, from psychology to society—forming the basis of our daily journey of survival. This calls for physicians and patients to think beyond the human bedside to barnyards, jungles, oceans, and skies. Because the fate of our world’s health …

NAVC Expeditions – An Interview with Dr. Debby Butler

NAVC Expeditions (navc.com/expeditions) offers veterinary professionals the opportunity to travel deep into some of the most intriguing destinations—from the jungles of Brazil to the ice caps of Antarctica—to study exotic native species and learn cutting-edge veterinary techniques from around the world. Leading veterinary experts guide the excursions, which are each limited to a small number …

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasonography for Characterization of Liver Nodules

Benign and malignant liver lesions can be identified by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography.

  Cintia R. Oliveira, DVM, MS; Nathalie Rademacher, DrMedVet, Diplomate ECVDI & ACVR; and Lorrie Gaschen, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ECVDI Detection and characterization of liver tumors represents a diagnostic imaging challenge in both human and veterinary medicine. Routine gray-scale B-mode ultrasonography is sensitive for detecting focal disease in the liver but is nonspecific. It is …

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