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A gene defect associated with a severe canine lung disease identified
A severe hereditary lung disease has been described in Finnish Airedale Terriers with a failure to thrive during the first days of lives. (2020-03-25)
'Fatal attraction': Small carnivores drawn to kill sites, then ambushed by larger kin
University of Washington researchers have discovered that large predators play a key yet unexpected role in keeping smaller predators and deer in check. (2020-03-18)
New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs
Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment, new research by animal behaviour specialists suggests. (2020-03-18)
More genes associated with canine hip dys­plasia and os­teoarth­ritis discovered
A study encompassing over 700 German Shepherd dogs in Finland indicates that increased joint surface attrition is not the sole cause underlying the development of osteoarthritis associated with hip dysplasia. (2020-03-11)
Zika combats advanced-stage central nervous system tumors in dogs
The viral therapy was tested in three elderly animals with spontaneous brain tumors by a group affiliated with the FAPESP-funded Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center. (2020-03-11)
Inherited arrhythmia in young Finnish Leonbergers under investigation
Inherited malignant ventricular arrhythmia is a fairly common disorder among Finnish Leonbergers under three years of age, with the most severe cases potentially resulting in sudden death. (2020-03-10)
Disturbed retinal gene function underlying canine blindness
A canine study carried out at the University of Helsinki has described a gene variant in the regulatory region of the retina resulting in the abnormal function of retinal genes and, eventually, in the loss of vision in dogs. (2020-03-10)
Unwanted behaviour in dogs is common, with great variance between breeds
All dog breeds have unwanted behaviour, such as noise sensitivity, aggressiveness and separation anxiety, but differences in frequency between breeds are great. (2020-03-06)
Animal behavior: Anxieties and problematic behaviors may be common in pet dogs
Anxieties and behavior problems may be common across dog breeds, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. (2020-03-05)
Veterinarians: Dogs, too, can experience hearing loss
Just like humans, dogs are sometimes born with impaired hearing or experience hearing loss as a result of disease, inflammation, aging or exposure to noise. (2020-03-05)
Fur-friendly 'wearable for pets' developed at Imperial
Imperial College London researchers have invented a new health tracking sensor for pets and people that monitors vital signs through fur or clothing. (2020-02-26)
New study results consistent with dog domestication during ice age
Analysis of Paleolithic-era teeth from a 28,500-year-old fossil site in the Czech Republic provides supporting evidence for two groups of canids -- one dog-like and the other wolf-like - with differing diets, which is consistent with the early domestication of dogs. (2020-02-19)
A randomized, double-blind trial of F14512, a polyamine-vectorized anticancer drug, compared...
The objective of this study was to compare the safety and antitumor activity of F14512 and etoposide phosphate in dogs with spontaneous non-Hodgkin lymphoma and to investigate the potential benefit of F14512 in P-glycoprotein overexpressing lymphomas. (2020-02-19)
Finding a cure for Fido's brain cancer may help us find a cure for ourselves
For cancers such as glioma, preclinical research models have failed to provide sufficient insight for medical progress. (2020-02-10)
UNH researchers find synchronization of memory cells critical for learning and forming memories
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that the neurons, or memory cells, involved in Pavlovian learning shift their behavior during the learning process and become more synchronized when a memory is formed -- a finding that helps better understand memory mechanisms and provides clues for the development of future therapies for memory-related diseases like dementia, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (2020-02-06)
Fecal excretion of PFAS by pets
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used in a wide range of consumer products, from pizza boxes to carpets to non-stick cookware. (2020-02-05)
Research zeroing in on electronic nose for monitoring air quality, diagnosing disease
Research has pushed science closer to developing an electronic nose for monitoring air quality, detecting safety threats and diagnosing diseases by measuring gases in a patient's breath. (2020-01-30)
Antibiotic-resistance in Tanzania is an environmental problem
WSU study finds that environmental transmission rather than antibiotic use explains the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in people, domestic animals and wildlife. (2020-01-29)
Dozens of non-oncology drugs can kill cancer cells
Researchers tested approximately 4,518 drug compounds on 578 human cancer cell lines and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognized anti-cancer activity. (2020-01-20)
New dog, old tricks? Stray dogs can understand human cues
Pet dogs are highly receptive to commands from their owners. (2020-01-17)
Scientists unexpectedly witness wolf puppies play fetch
When it comes to playing a game of fetch, many dogs are naturals. (2020-01-16)
Bartonella bacteria found in hemangiosarcoma tumors from dogs
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a very high prevalence of Bartonella bacteria in tumors and tissues - but not blood samples - taken from dogs with hemangiosarcoma, a cancer of the blood vessels. (2020-01-16)
Newly discovered genetic element adjusts coat color in dogs
Why are Irish Setters so red while other breeds can come in different hues? (2020-01-14)
WSU study aims to prevent adverse drug reactions in dogs
If not identified before surgery, a rare genetic mutation could result in your dog being exposed to dangerously high levels of anesthetic agents. (2020-01-13)
Many rescue dog owners think they are imported (wrongly) into UK via Pet Travel Scheme
Many owners of rescue dogs imported into the UK believe they arrive through the European Union (EU) Pet Travel Scheme, which has less stringent requirements than the EU Balai Directive, which should be applied for these animals, find the results of a large survey, published in Vet Record. (2020-01-13)
Vector-borne causes of fever in cats demand year-round preventive therapy
Increased body temperature is the single-most commonly noted abnormal finding for the medical practitioner. (2020-01-09)
Dogs and wolves are both good at cooperating
A team of researchers have found that dogs and wolves are equally good at cooperating with partners to obtain a reward. (2020-01-06)
Study suggests early-life exposure to dogs may lessen risk of developing schizophrenia
Ever since humans domesticated the dog, the faithful, obedient and protective animal has provided its owner with companionship and emotional well-being. (2019-12-18)
Animal-assisted interventions positive for people's health but more research is needed
The impact of animal-assisted interventions for both patients and health services could be substantial, but more rigorous research is needed, says Dr. (2019-12-17)
How sand fly mating habits are helping tackle tropical disease in £2.5 million project
The tropical disease Leishmaniasis is being tackled by catching female sand flies who carry the parasite that causes the disease in both dogs and humans. (2019-12-05)
Prenatal and early life exposure to multiple air pollutants increases odds of toddler allergies
A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in 2-year-olds. (2019-12-05)
UBCO study demonstrates dogs promote page turning
Reading in the presence of a pooch may be the page-turning motivation young children need, suggests a UBC researcher. (2019-12-02)
Unique sled dogs helped the inuit thrive in the North American Arctic
The legacy of these Inuit dogs survives today in Arctic sled dogs, making them one of the last remaining descendant populations of indigenous, pre-European dog lineages in the Americas. (2019-11-27)
Contagious cancer in shellfish is spreading across the Atlantic Ocean
By learning how contagious cancer spread among shellfish, scientists hope to better understand how cancer metastasizes in people. (2019-11-27)
Unique sledge dogs helped the Inuit thrive in the North American Arctic
A unique group of dogs helped the Inuit conquer the tough terrain of the North American Arctic, major new analysis of the remains of hundreds of animals shows. (2019-11-26)
Humans' ability to read dogs' facial expressions is learned, not innate
In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, a team of researchers from Germany and the United Kingdom assessed how experience with dogs affects humans' ability to recognize dog emotions. (2019-11-11)
AI could help diagnose dogs suffering from chronic pain and Chiari-like malformation
A new artificial intelligence (AI) technique developed by the University of Surrey could eventually help veterinarians quickly identify Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS) dogs with a chronic disease that causes crippling pain. (2019-11-07)
New findings on gut microbiome's interactions with GI diseases
A study from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences offers new insight on how the gut bacteria of dogs interact with a healthy vs. unhealthy GI tract, which could contribute to the development of new therapies for GI diseases in both dogs and humans. (2019-11-06)
Liver-chip predicts the toxicity of drug candidates across species
Researchers have created a 'Liver-Chip' using Organs-on-Chips technology that can predict and characterize the liver toxicity of various drug candidates and compounds in rats, dogs, and humans. (2019-11-06)
Your dog might be hiding its true colors
New research from Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine shows that some breeds of dogs have hidden coat colors -- and in some cases, other traits -- that have been lurking all along. (2019-11-05)
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