Veterinary Medicine

Long-term genetic selection reduced prevalence of hip and elbow dysplasia in 60 dog breeds

1. Hou Y, Wang Y, Lu X, Zhang X, Zhao Q, Todhunter RJ, et al. Monitoring hip and elbow dysplasia achieved modest genetic improvement of 74 dog breeds …

Dogs

What You Can Do to Prevent Compassion Fatigue

Home >> Positively Contributors >> What You Can Do to Prevent Compassion Fatigue<p>Following the suicide of my friend Dr. Sophia Yin (in 2014), and …

Dog Training

'I have to help them:' Tennessee woman won't stop massaging horses despite risk of jail time

Every time Laurie Wheeler massages a horse, she risks six months in jail or a $500 fine.<p>"When I get a call from a friend whose horse is in the …

Physiotherapy

The 'Creaky' Performance Horse

Stretching exercises before riding can help horses with joint and/or muscle stiffness.<p>Seasoned sport horses are invaluable, but they often need a …

Horses

Perth's Behaviour Veterinarian

When treating dogs with behavioural issues it is important for caregivers to understand the importance of developing positive communication. …

Dogs

Think Before You Medicate Your Horse

Here's why it's important to reach out to your veterinarian before administering an NSAID to your horse.

Horses

The Veterinarian's Role in Equine Cruelty Prosecutions

If a case does go to trial, the veterinarian who was on the scene will most likely be a key expert witness due to his or her education, experience, …

Horses

Caring for young squirrels knocked from their nests

<b>DEAR JOAN:</b> There are baby squirrels up in the trees already, and because of all our wet, stormy weather they are having a very hard time. The mothers …

Wildlife

UK startup PawSquad brings the vet to your door, on demand

As any pet owner knows, a trip to the vet for a furry friend is about as fun as a visit to the dentist for the average human.<p>Nor is a vet visit fun for pet owners, who have to take time out of their schedules to shift their unwilling beast(s) into a room full of other unwilling beasts — hoping the …

Startups

How to Pick the Best Toys for Your Dog

Toys are vital to a dog's health. They help to ward off boredom, prevent poor behavior problems and strengthen jaws. They can also keep a dog's teeth …

Dogs

Avoiding Unethical Behavior In Veterinary Medicine

One of the more popular topics during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) conference this past December 3-7 in Orlando, Florida …

Horses

A Vet's Perspective on Equine Insurance

A veterinarian explains the benefits of insurance and what to expect from your policy.

Insurance

Fear-free visits promote better veterinary care

Many cat owners will attest that the mere sight of the carrier is enough to send Kitty running for cover under the nearest piece of furniture. Our …

Dogs

Sydney University Accused of Sexism For Offering Preference to Men for Veterinary Scholarship

The University of Sydney in Australia has come under fire after giving preference to male students in a scholarship of nearly $30,000 to study at …

Gender

Uproar over Sydney Uni vet scholarship that preferences male students

Female veterinary science students at the University of Sydney are outraged at a scholarship that preferences their male counterparts.<p>The Professor …

Gender

Declaw cats or not? This state might be first with ban

TRENTON, N.J. - Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing.<p>The measure, which cleared …

Wildlife

New Jersey could become first state to prohibit vets from declawing cats

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey could become the first state to prohibit veterinarians from declawing cats.<p>The bill’s sponsor, Democratic Assemblyman Troy …

Cleveland

To declaw cats or not? New Jersey could be first with ban

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing.<p>The measure, which cleared the lower chamber of the Legislature last month, bans onychectomies and flexor tendonectomies on a cat or any animal unless a veterinarian deems …

Wildlife

Bacon shortage could be the result of bad industry

Stored pork bellies fell to 17.7 million pounds last month, the lowest December inventory since 1957<p>Just as Big Pork has gotten people hooked on bacon as an added ingredient everywhere—even in gum, candy and ice cream—a shortage has been announced. USDA reported that stored pork bellies fell to …

Liberal POV

9-Year-Old Future Veterinarian Asks Family to Donate to Shelter for Her Birthday

Watch out, high society philanthropists! There’s a <i>much</i> younger woman on the charity circuit.<p>Meet Hannah Okel, a Wisconsin native responsible for a …

Bravo TV

Should cats be declawed? New Jersey considering ban.

TRENTON, N.J.<p>Cats would keep their claws under a bill that would make New Jersey the first state to prohibit declawing.<p>The measure, which cleared the …

Wildlife

Little Girl’s Hilarious Email to Her Cat’s Vet Inspires Us All to Be Better Pet Parents

We have all heard the saying, “curiosity killed the cat,” and as animal lovers, this common adage has a stronger effect on us than others. Those who …

Veganism

Pet medications pose a threat to kids, study says

(CNN)A warning to parents: Your pets' medications need to be secured just like pills intended for humans.<p>A new study published in the journal Pediatrics suggests that many households don't safeguard pets' medicines, which can unintentionally end up in the hands and mouths of young children.<p>"It's …

Public Health

$12.6 million gift establishes endowed chair positions in veterinary medicine

The Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine has received the largest single gift in its history: $12.6 million from the estate of …

Pets

There's More to the Bacon Shortage Than What's Been Reported

Click here for reuse options! By 2014, a virus had killed 7 million piglets in their first days of life.Just as Big Pork has gotten people hooked on …

Cancer

I Love My Ugly Old Hands

<i>A series investigating the effects of gravity on the female form.</i><p>My fingernails are jagged and speckled with white bumps. I’ve never been quite clear …

Skin Care

The Asphalt Is Melting - Motherboard

<i>The world's already hot enough to melt asphalt, as more than one tarmac-stuck plane has made clear. But it's about to get worse This week's Terraform is a special translation of a tale from Motherboard Italy's editor, Antonella di Biase—it's surreal, funny, and totally grim. Enjoy -the editor.</i><p>"The …

Pets

Ask the Vet- Skin problems with your pet could mean allergies

In Louisiana, winter means you can still wear T-shirts and shorts and Fido can bask in the sun. The warmer weather makes our area a great place for …

New Orleans

George Scott, Member of First Class

Dr. George Scott is a delightful storyteller, frequently spicing his anecdotes with the introduction, “I never will forget….”<p>Given that he turned 90 …

Pets

Free-Range Vs. Pastured Poultry: What's The Difference?

PHOTO: College of Veterinary Medicine/U.C. Davis<p>January 31, 2017<p>Backyard-poultry enthusiasts often confuse the terms “free-range” and “pastured” …

Agriculture