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Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise

...al Fund program is that the way it links community veterinarians around the state with college researchers in a way... with the grief of losing a pet. It has helped our veterinarians reach out to their clients. It has built bridges between the association and the college. And most i...

Veterinarians discover first known case of canine distemper in a wild tiger

...ne distemper. Dr. Quigley and her team of wildlife veterinarians are collaborating with colleagues in the Russian F...am is multi-faceted, and includes training Russian veterinarians in wildlife health, understanding disease transmission, and handling tiger/human conflict situations...

New comprehensive textbook on companion animals fills need

...lated to people giving up once-wanted pets. Eleven veterinarians contributed to the book, based on their individual expertise. For chapters on careers and operating pet businesses, contributions and editing help were solicited from numerous industry leaders, said John Campbell. The book's conception came from an ...

K-State business researchers to help with major study on food supply veterinary medicine

...the demand for and the availability of food supply veterinarians in the United States and Canada," he said. "Additi... retention and appropriate training of food supply veterinarians in order to serve society." Andrus said the study is expected to be complete by late summer 2005. "T...

Veterinarians, wildlife experts applaud China's ban of wild bird trade

...ORK - (FEB. 19, 2004) -- A group of scientists and veterinarians from the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) today applauded China's decision to ban trade in wild birds to help prevent the spread of Avian Flu. But the group cautioned that to safeguard both people and wildlife fully, the measure sh...

Media alert: Mideast briefing

...only veterinary school.Most people don't know that veterinarians in Iraq work for the government. So if the government is unstable, the veterinary infrastructure is gone. This greatly increases chances of spreading infectious disease across borders. Jeffrey Taliaferro , expert in U.S. foreign policy and securi...

Taming Jaws: Scientists lift great white sharks from ocean to fit with satellite tags

... constructed cradle. At that point, a team of two veterinarians inserts a hose with oxygen-rich water into the shark's mouth to keep them breathing while monitoring their condition. Meanwhile, a group of scientists attach the tag to the dorsal fin to record the fish's movements. Before the shark is released, it ...

UT Southwestern researchers receive $15.1 million in federal grants to study biothreats

...ally in the U.S. each year, most often in farmers, veterinarians and hunters. The illness can be transmitted through a bite from an infected animal, such as a mouse, squirrel or rabbit, or by direct contact with the animal's tissues or fluids. It can also be transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food, wate...

Tufts University wins $25-million NIH contract

.... "This award recognizes the important role that veterinarians play in addressing public health threats," said Lawrence S. Bacow, Tufts University president. "Nearly 76 million illnesses and 5,000 deaths every year in the U.S. are due to food-borne pathogens alone--so our ability to quickly diagnose and treat f...

Livestock health sensors and wireless data storage in the works

...ful, the system would give livestock producers and veterinarians heads-up to emerging disease. The National Scienc...that's capable of alerting livestock producers and veterinarians to serious animal health problems and potential trouble spots. The complex infrastructure will have ...

DNA-based vaccine triples survival for dogs with melanoma

...he results of this collaboration between the dogs' veterinarians at The Animal Medical Center (AMC) and researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where the DNA-based vaccine had undergone pre-clinical testing are reported in the April issue of the Clinical Cancer Research. The vaccine continues to be s...

Horse owners should vaccinate horses, experts say

... "We are encouraging horse owners to talk to their veterinarians about getting the vaccine now, so their animals will be protected this summer," said Gregory Ferraro, director of the UC Davis Center for Equine Health. West Nile is a virus transmitted by mosquitoes that can cause inflammation of the brain, or encep...

Stuart research funds generating dividends for veterinary medicine

...al Center in Leesburg, Va. When a horse has colic, veterinarians generally administer analgesics to relieve intestinal discomfort and laxatives like mineral oil to help eliminate the blockage. Some horses require surgery, and about six to seven percent of horses that have colic will die. But thanks to research fun...

UC study links parasites in freshwater runoff to sea otter deaths

... California scientists. In recent years, wildlife veterinarians have become concerned about the increasing number of southern sea otters dying in California. The current otter population is 10 percent lower than it was in 1995. Disease has been identified as one reason. Two species of protozoa, Toxoplasma gondii ...

First vaccine for cat AIDS approved for veterinary use

...ity of Florida. The vaccine should be available to veterinarians by this summer. "This vaccine offers the first ef...ow coming to fruition and providing cat owners and veterinarians with a protective vaccine for FIV," added Larry Fox, director of technology transfer for UC Davis. F...

UF researcher develops AIDS vaccine for cats

...ected to be available to cat owners through their veterinarians as early as this summer. Fort Dodge Animal Health is a division of New Jersey-based Wyeth pharmaceuticals. This is the first product to ever be made available for preventing this viral infection, said USDA spokesperson Jim Rogers. For that matter, i...

Texas A&M clones first cat

...der the medical care of Drs. Rugila and Howe, both veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Texas A&M. "With each new species cloned, we learn more about how this technology might be applied to improving the health of animals and humans," said Westhusin. In A...

West Nile Virus heading toward Texas

...ast coast to Louisiana and Arkansas, putting Texas veterinarians on alert for what may be the inevitable migration ...rses." Because of the susceptibility of wildlife, veterinarians who notice an unusually high number of dead birds (particularly crows) are asked to file a report wi...

Scientists identify key risk factor for canine arthritis: Method may eventually give humans similar warning

...n Hip Improvement Program, or PennHIP. Some 1,400 veterinarians worldwide have been trained to use PennHIP to measure hip laxity among dogs; its from these clinicians that Smith gathered data on the 15,742 dogs included in the JAVMA paper. PennHIP positions dogs differently than traditional radiography of the h...

Human cancer-detection test showing promise in pets, too

...most malignant tumors were telomerase positive. UI veterinarians since 1997 have been using TRAP on both dogs and cats to successfully differentiate between malignant and inflammatory conditions, Kitchell said. Their most recently published study, on cats, in the American Journal of Veterinary Research (October), ...

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