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Stem cell treatment for horses to be trialled on humans

<b>"No-one has ever put a stem cell into a human Achilles tendon before in the UK," says Andy Goldberg, a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.</b><p>But all of that is about to change.<p>Dr Goldberg is leading the first trial of a new treatment which has been working …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Experts' anger over 'invisible' rabies death toll

<b>A shortage of funds for vaccinating dogs is costing the lives of tens of thousands of children every year.</b><p>The head of the world animal health organisation (OIE) told BBC News that the invisible killer could be eliminated for one tenth of the cost of treating patients.<p>The most recent figures suggest …

FDA: No More Wet Hops for Cows

A long-standing relationship between farmers and brewers might be spent.<p>Rather than pay to dispose of tons of wet hops, brewers often offer spent grains to farmers for use in cow feed. However, the Food and Drug Administration recently proposed regulations that would make this process more …

EU worries over pig virus prompt new blood import rules

<b>The EU Commission has agreed new rules to limit the spread of a deadly swine disease that has killed millions of piglets in the US.</b><p>Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) has wiped out around 10% of the American herd in a year.<p>While the EU rejected an outright ban on live pig imports, it has …

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What Comes After Antibiotics? 5 Alternatives to Stop Superbugs

"Superbug" bacterial infections that are resistant to common antibiotics are increasing at an alarming rate. But traditional antibiotics aren't the only way to battle dangerous germs. Biomedical scientists are investigating new additions to their arsenal.<p>"Superbug" bacterial infections that are …

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The Sexual Abuse of Animals is Deeply Shocking - A Case for the Vegan Option Continued

When farming is on an industrial scale every aspect of the animals' lives is controlled. They do not choose their surroundings. Or the animals they …

6 Crimes Against Nature in Factory Farming (Pt. 2)

If you are not aware of the horrors of factory farming, then you are not paying attention. Treating animals like heads of lettuce --"forget it's an animal" says one farmer magazine -- has created institutionalized ruthlessness toward animals, workers and the environment at the same time it harms …

The ethics of animal tests: inside the lab where marmosets are given Parkinson's

The marmosets in Room One of the animal laboratories of King's College London are typical of their species. They are lively and curious. No bigger than small cats, these little natives of South America crowd to the front of their cages when visitors or scientists enter their rooms.<p>The animals are …

Causes, Signs, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Kidney Disease in Cats

The Daily Vet is a blog featuring veterinarians from all walks of life. Every week they will tackle entertaining, interesting, and sometimes …

Dog and Cat Nose Bleeds: Epistaxis

Nose bleeds - often medically called “epistaxis” - are never normal in dogs or cats. When they occur, they can quickly turn into severe bleeding and …

Digestive Problems in Pets: Causes, Signs and Treatments

Image: Michael Pettigrew / via Shutterstock<p>Image: mariematata / via Shutterstock<p>Image: Ljupco Smokovski / via Shutterstock<p>Combating the Upset Stomach …

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Will Dogs' Systems Help Humans Cure Cancer for Both Species?

Anyone who has loved a dog as part of the family can tell you just how much dogs have in common with humans. The joy that they show when they’re …

Using Diet to Treat and Prevent Bladder Stones in Cats

One of the nice things about diagnosing bladder stones (uroliths) in cats is that the three main types are amenable to prevention, and sometimes even …

Invisible Dental Disease in Pets

Sometimes photographs tell a better story than words. Sometimes, together they tell the best story.<p>One month ago, I examined an adorable six-year-old miniature long-haired dachshund named Daphne. She was happy and showing no signs of ill health. Here is a photograph of Daphne on the day of her …

Human foods that are toxic to dogs and cats - Two Great Little Veterinary Clinics

OK, I get it, feeding your dog your leftovers is fun. Makes them feel more like family, right? You know, nine times out of ten, I’m cool with that, …

Pyometra: Why You Should Spay Sooner Than Later

<i>Dr. Justine Lee advocates on behalf of female dogs and cats everywhere: make sure you spay your pet sooner than later to avoid some scary</i> …

How to Stop the Next Ebola: Call in the Veterinarians

New York City’s crows were dy­ing.<p>It was the sum­mer of 1999, and Tracey Mc­Namara, then the chief veter­in­ary patho­lo­gist at the Bronx Zoo, was …

Milk studies compound debate over what type to drink

Raw, pasteurized, organic, whole, skim. Choosing what sort of milk to drink grows ever more complicated, with several recent studies to add to the debate.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics advised that pregnant women and children not drink raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses, …

Gene therapy limits bleeding in dogs with hemophilia

A new kind of gene therapy led to a dramatic decline in bleeding events in dogs with naturally occurring hemophilia A, a serious and costly bleeding …

Atypical Myopathy Kills Hundreds of European Horses

The deadly disease atypical myopathy has claimed hundreds of equine lives in Europe over the past few weeks.<p>As of Nov. 27, 310 cases “compatible with …

Drug Companies Accept FDA Plan To Phase Out Some Animal Antibiotic Uses

If drug companies follow guidance issued Wednesday by the Food and Drug Administration, within three years it will be illegal to use medically important antibiotics to make farm animals grow faster or use feed more efficiently.<p>The FDA's announcement wasn't a big surprise; a draft version of the …

FDA Aims To Reduce Use Of Antibiotics For Fattening Farm Animals

But critics say the program won’t actually change how much antibiotics pigs, chickens and other animals consume.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking veterinary drug companies to voluntarily agree to make it illegal to feed healthy animals some antibiotics. If the antibiotic is on the …

Feline infectious peritonitis: Strategies for diagnosing and treating this deadly disease in young cats

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is one of the leading infectious causes of mortality in young cats.1 In this article, we review the clinical …

New diagnostic protocols for wasting disease in horses

Equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID) can be detected earlier and more reliably with a new set of guidelines developed by the Equine …