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Veterinary medicine is the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, disorder and injury in animals. This category includes news on animal-related studies, pet food recalls, animal diseases, new advances in vet



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Caring for a sick pet can increase anxiety, depression

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A pioneering study looks at the impact of caregiver burden among owners of sick animals. The results point to elevated stress and poorer quality of life.



Should you snuggle with your dog at night?

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study investigates the divisive question: should you sleep with your dog? The answer is twofold: yes, but your own bed should be off-limits.



Pictures of cute animals may boost marital satisfaction

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Learning to associate spouses with unrelated positive stimuli - such as pictures of puppies - could help to improve marital satisfaction, study suggests.



Snake venom could lead to safer blood clot prevention

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a protein in the venom of the Tropidolaemus wagleri snake may lead to a safer antiplatelet medication.



Dogs: Personal trainers for older owners?

Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Older dog owners walk more than non-dog owners, according to a new study, adding further evidence that owning a dog is good for our health.



Six ways your pet can boost health and well-being

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Our pets not only bring us joy and companionship, they offer benefits for health and well-being, too. We take a closer look at what these are.



Declawing linked to aggression and other abnormal behaviors in cats

Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Declaw surgery (onychectomy) is illegal in many countries but is still a surprisingly common practice in some.



Komodo dragon blood may lead to new antibiotics

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A new peptide inspired by the blood of Komodo dragons killed two strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and hastened wound-healing in a new mouse study.



Resistance to antibiotic of last resort found in human pathogens infecting dogs

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Tigecycline is an antibiotic of last resort - one that is used when all others have failed.



Pets alter infants' microbiota to lower risk of allergies, obesity

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that children exposed to pets before and just after birth showed changes in gut bacteria linked to lower risk of allergies and obesity.



Reverse zoonosis: Can you make your pet sick?

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:00 PDT

It is well known that animals can, sometimes, pass diseases to humans. However, it is a lesser known fact that humans can also infect animals.



Immune study in chickens reveals key hurdle for Campylobacter vaccine effort

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New University of Liverpool research reveals that the immune response of farmed chickens does not develop fast enough to fight off Campylobacter during their short lifespan.



New test detects early stage of wasting disease in cattle

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have identified a more sensitive test for detecting the early...



Trichomonosis: A conundrum in cats

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Over the past two decades, the protozoan Tritrichomonas foetus has come to be recognised as a cause of chronic colitis in cats in many countries worldwide.



Spider venom peptide could prevent stroke-induced brain damage

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have found that a peptide found in venom from the funnel web spider - called Hi1a - may protect against brain injury caused by stroke.



Investigational vaccine protects cattle from respiratory syncytial virus

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A novel vaccine developed by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, protected cattle from respiratory syncytial...



Immunotherapy trial cures Tasmanian devils of DFTD

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An international study involving multiple institutions over six years has shown that immunotherapy can cure Tasmanian devils of the deadly devil facial tumour disease (DFTD).



High levels of chemicals found in indoor cats

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A study from Stockholm University have now established what was previously suspected, that the high levels of brominated flame retardants measured in cats are from the dust in our homes.



Cats do not harm children's mental health, study finds

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Unlike previous research, a new study finds no link between cat ownership in childhood and increased risk of mental health disorders.



Significant epilepsy gene discovery in dogs

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researh groups from the University of Helsinki, the LMU Munich and the University of Guelph have described in collaboration a novel myoclonic epilepsy in dogs and identified its genetic cause.



Identifying vaccination capacity for future foot-and-mouth outbreaks could reduce culling numbers and costs to industry

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new reactive vaccination strategy for future foot-and-mouth disease epidemics shows that significant cost savings can be achieved by accurately identifying our capacity to vaccinate - according...



Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Work on gene therapy is showing significant progress for restoring muscle strength and prolonging lives in dogs with a previously incurable, inherited neuromuscular disease.



Childhood pets surpass siblings for relationship satisfaction

Sat, 04 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children may be more likely to have a satisfying, less conflicting relationship with their pets than with their siblings, a new study finds.



Scientists develop new flu vaccines for man's best friend

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

It's that dreaded time of year - flu season. And we humans aren't the only ones feeling the pain. Dogs can get the flu, too.



Insufficient evidence to support use of homeopathy in livestock

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Trials conducted under very specific conditions and design flawed in many cases, say researchers.