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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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Treating a Horsefly Bite: What to Do

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Learn what horseflies are and how you can distinguish a horsefly bite from other insect bites. How can a bite be prevented or treated?

Brown Recluse Spider Bite: Symptoms and Treatment

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

What are brown recluse spiders and what do their bites look like? Is it possible to prevent being bitten and what treatments are available? Find out here.

Black Widow Spider Bite: Symptoms and Treatment

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Why do black widow spiders bite humans and what do their bites look like? Learn what to do if bitten and how to recognize the symptoms.

Rapid spread of dog disease can be stopped with diligent infection control

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Experts provide guidance for dog shows, dog parks and doggie daycare.Dogs aren't exactly famous for their personal hygiene or for maintaining a respectful distance from their canine pals.

Canine hyperactivity reflected in the blood count

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Professor Hannes Lohi's research group from the University of Helsinki and the Folkhälsan Research Centre has studied the blood count of hyperactive and impulsive dogs, together with the LC-MS...

Eradicating rabies is a public health necessity

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The World Veterinary Association and the World Medical Association have joined forces to mark World Rabies Day (September 28) by calling for human rabies contracted from unvaccinated dogs infected...

Hookworm Infection: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Hookworm is an intestinal parasite that is the cause of millions of infections worldwide. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of these infections here.

Kill them with cuteness: The adorable thing bats do to catch prey

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A Johns Hopkins University researcher noticed the bats he works with cocked their heads to the side, just like his pet Pug.

Tasmanian devils evolve to resist deadly cancer

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Study could direct future research on cancer remission, recurrence.Tasmanian devils are evolving in response to a highly lethal and contagious form of cancer, a Washington State University...

Sick animals limit disease transmission by isolating themselves from their peers

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Sick wild house mice spend time away from their social groups, leading to a decrease in their potential for disease transmission according to a new study by evolutionary biologists from the...

Fire Ant Bites: Treatment, Symptoms, What They Look Like

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This article takes a look at fire ants and their bites or stings. This includes information on symptoms, treatment, home remedies, and prevention.

Drop in canine fertility may be due to environmental contaminants

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A fall in canine fertility has been linked with contaminants in the environment and in pet food. Findings mirror trends in declining human sperm quality.

All You Need to Know About Flea Bites

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about flea bites, including what they look like, what symptoms they cause, and how to tell the difference between a flea bite and a bed bug bite.

Chickens could protect against malaria

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers reveal how odors emitted by chickens repel mosquitoes. The discovery could lead to new strategies to protect humans against malaria.

Model helps identify drugs to treat cat eye infections

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

It's a problem veterinarians see all the time, but there are few treatments.

Cat Scratch Fever: Everything You and Your Cat Need to Know

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about cat scratch fever, an infection that can occur when someone is bitten, licked, or scratched by a cat infected by B. henselae bacteria.

It's all in the genes: New research reveals why some chickens are resistant to bird flu

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The genes of some chickens make them almost completely resistant to a serious strain of bird flu, new research has revealed.

Happy cows make more nutritious milk

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Daily infusions with a chemical commonly associated with feelings of happiness were shown to increase calcium levels in the blood of Holstein cows and the milk of Jersey cows that had just given...

Dealing with Spider Bites: What You Need to Know

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Are spider bites dangerous? This article looks at the reasons spiders bite humans, the signs to look out for, and remedies for spider bites.

Should I Worry About Mosquito Bites?

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mosquito bites can irritate but they can also spread infectious diseases such as Zika and malaria. Learn more about symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Evaluation of commercially sold rapid rabies tests reveals serious problems with accuracy

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Rabies virus (RABV) transmitted by dogs is responsible for an estimated 60,000 human deaths per year, especially in Asia and Africa.

New mechanism activates the immune system against tumor cells

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 04:00:00 PDT

The body's defences detect and eliminate not only pathogens but also tumour cells.

Genetic mutation causes ataxia in humans and dogs

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Cerebellar ataxia is a condition of the cerebellum that causes an inability to coordinate muscle movements.

Predicting disease spread from animals improves with new model

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists have developed a model that uses anticipated changes in climate, land use, and human population to predict outbreaks of zoonotic diseases.

Spider venom suggests pain solution for IBS

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:00:00 PDT

With the help of a West African tarantula, scientists believe they have found a clue to treating the pain of irritable bowel syndrome.