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Ebola virus risks
AVMA
The death of an international traveler diagnosed in the U.S. as having the Ebola virus disease, coupled with the precautionary measure by Spanish health officials to euthanize the dog of an exposed health care worker, have raised questions and concerns among veterinarians and the public alike.
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Local anesthesia for the distal extremity
Today's Veterinary Practice
Local anesthesia techniques are important analgesic tools. The author provides step-by-step instructions in providing IVRA and ring blocks to both dogs and cats.
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Dog of Dallas Ebola patient will not be euthanized
DVM360 MAGAZINE via dvm360.com
As health officials went to decontaminate the Dallas apartment of female health worker Nina Pham, who tested positive for Ebola in Dallas, steps had to be taken to care for her dog as well. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has made a point to say publicly that the exposed dog — a 1-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Bentley — would not be euthanized.
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Healthy older cats sought for study to understand common feline disorders
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell Veterinary Biobank and Cornell Feline Health Center are pleased to announce a collaborative study to collect samples from a population of healthy cats that can act as controls for scientists studying a variety of common disorders of the feline population.
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Therapy lasers for horses: Another tool in the toolbox?
Veterinary Practice News
When Randall Brandon, D.V.M., was using laser therapy to treat a sore back in steeplechase racing champ Sunshine Numbers in 2011, he decided to also work the laser on the horse's neck. After a while, Brandon moved the laser back to the horse's back. The horse immediately let him know what he wanted.
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Dog's epigenome gives clues to human cancer
IDIBELL-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute via ScienceDaily
The bond between humans and dogs is strong and ancient. Dogs and people share many aspects of life. The relationship between the two species has been studied by psychologists, anthropologists, ethnologists and also by genetic and molecular biologists. In this sense, dogs are a great model for understanding the causes of human diseases, especially cancer.
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Killer whales learn how to speak dolphin
Discovery News
Killer whales are smart; that we know. Here's a thing that might tip them into "scary smart" territory: They can learn the language of another species. Orcas that were socialized with bottlenose dolphins started making similar sounds as the dolphins, with more clicks and fewer longer calls, according to a study by University of San Diego graduate student Whitney Musser and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute senior research scientist Dr. Ann Bowles.
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Why you should wake up to the realities of anesthesia
Veterinary Practice News
When she wanted to offer one crystal-clear message to veterinarians about anesthesia best practices, Christina Braun, D.V.M., offered one of her favorite quotes from J.W. von Goethe: "You only see what you know." It's unlikely the German writer and statesman was referring to anesthesia, but Braun thinks it's a good point nonetheless.
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Preventing agonizing rabies deaths
Medical News Today
The deadly rabies virus — aptly shaped like a bullet — can be eliminated among humans by stopping it point-blank among dogs, according to a team of international researchers led by the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State University. Ridding the world of rabies is cost-effective and achievable through mass dog vaccination programs, the scientists report in a paper that appears in Science magazine.
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Safe horse handling for veterinary technicians
The Horse
In a perfect world, horses would be easy to catch, lead, handle and restrain. However, horse care approaches are anything but perfect, and cooperative horses do not happen by chance. How a horse behaves when you ask him to do the things he wants to do versus how he reacts when his cooperation is immediately necessary can vary greatly.
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