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Questions and answers about Ebola and pets
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The ongoing epidemic of Ebola in West Africa has raised several questions about how the disease affects the animal population, and in particular, the risk to household pets. While the information available suggests that the virus may be found in several kinds of animals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the American Veterinary Medical Association do not believe that pets are at significant risk for Ebola in the United States.
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FDA publishes enforcement actions against veterinary compounding pharmacies
Food and Drug Administration
Some pharmacies listed here were cited for violations of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act relating to their human drug compounding practices but make both human and animal drugs.
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Study into antibiotic resistant populations associated with feed additives
The Pig Site
Imagine you are a scientist and have spent your career looking for answers to mysteries that affect animal health. And then you have the opportunity to share your findings with peers in another part of the world, as well as learn from their research. That is where John Pluske is, as he works with Kansas State University's Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and College of Veterinary Medicine.
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More pet-friendly apartments for domestic violence survivors are coming to New York City
The Huffington Post
Soon fewer families fleeing domestic violence in New York City will be forced to leave their pets behind. The non-profit human services organization Urban Resource Institute, which six months ago began allowing dogs in 10 of its apartments designated for domestic violence survivors, just announced it will convert five more into pet-friendly units.
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Veterinary research on lambs leads to advances in treatments for respiratory disease in human infants
Iowa State University via Medical Xpress
Veterinary research involving lambs at Iowa State University is helping to advance new treatments to a common virus in humans that sometimes poses a serious threat to newborns. Mark Ackermann, professor and interim chair of the department of veterinary clinical sciences at Iowa State University, leads the research, which tests experimental medications in lambs that have been infected with respiratory syncytial virus.
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Cornell students to hold "Our Oath in Action" event in Buffalo
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
The students, faculty and staff from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have joined together with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to host an "Our Oath in Action" booth at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmer's Market in Buffalo Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. These AVMF-funded events give the veterinary profession the opportunity to make a difference in their community through an outreach project related to veterinary care. Whenever possible, the event is held on National Make a Difference Day, the last Saturday in October.
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Feline helminths: Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council
Today's Veterinary Practice
Helminth infections, both gastrointestinal and extraintestinal, are remarkably common in cats. Transmission, diagnosis and treatment are discussed.
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Inside the probiotics movement ... for pets
Fast Company
Just as we're learning to cultivate our healthy human microbiota, our pets' tracts are starting to dawn on us, too — and attract a heap of consumer dollars. We already spend more than $750 million on supplements for our pets — a number that is projected to approach $1 billion by 2017, almost doubling from 2008 sales, according to market research firm, Packaged Facts.
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Body fat index system for overweight and obese cats
Winn Feline Foundation
Obesity in pet cats is a growing concern. Approximately 25 to 40 percent of the pet cat population is considered overweight or obese. In this study, the authors performed a prospective evaluation of 76 overweight or obese cats of 1 year of age or older. The goal was to develop morphometric equations for prediction of body composition and create a body fat index system to estimate the body fat percentage in overweight or obese cats.
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Dolphin 'breathalyzer' could help diagnose animal and ocean health
Medical News Today
Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal. Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans — and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin. In a report in the American Chemical Society journal Analytical Chemistry, one team describes a new instrument that can analyze the metabolites in breath from dolphins, which have been dying in alarming numbers along the Atlantic coast this year.
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Humans and dogs might develop cleft lip palate because of mutations in shared gene
Medical Daily
A new study exploring birth defects in man and man's best friend has found that a gene present in both species may be associated to cleft palate and cleft lip, birth defects that cause the lips and mouth to fail to develop properly. "These results have potential implications for both human and animal health, by improving our understanding of what causes these birth defects in both species," lead researcher Zena Wolf said in a statement.
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Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats recall
PetSmart
Loving Pets Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of the Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats due to the potential of mold growth.
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