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Handling animals with aggressive behavior in the clinic

Any animal has the potential to be aggressive, especially in the veterinary clinic. Many times this aggression stems from fear and anxiety. For some pets, the act of getting to the clinic is stressful enough without the added features of other pets and people along with pheromones from other equally stressed animals. There are a few things that can be …

World Zoonoses Day – July 6

What are zoonotic diseases? Zoonoses, or zoonotic diseases, are infectious diseases that can be transmitted to humans from the animals. Zoonotic diseases and infections can be caused by a variety of pathogens like parasites, bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It is known, that most diseases that affect humans have origins from animals, but only the diseases that can be transmitted directly …

Veterinary Medicine in Third World Countries

We have a lot of readers that come both from developed and developing countries and we are grateful for each and every one of them. Through our articles and posts, we tend to provide educational material that can elevate the field of veterinary medicine even higher for the sole purpose of enhancing the well being of animals and humans. Many …

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Osteosarcoma in dogs and cats

Bone tumors are masses of abnormal, uncontrollable cell growth within the bone. They can involve the axial skeleton (the spine, the ribs, the pelvis, the scapula and the skull), or more often the appendicular skeleton (the limbs). Bone tumors are classified as primary or secondary tumors. Primary tumors develop and arise in the bone, and secondary bone tumors have spread …

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World Oceans Day – June 8th

“World Oceans Day” is an annual celebration that takes place every June 8th since 1992. The holiday was started as a proposal from Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada (OIC) at the Earth Summit organized by the United Nations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992. Today, the holiday is observed by all …

Blinding canine disease

A research study, a collaboration between the University of Helsinki, UC Davis and the University of Jyväskylä, have discovered a new gene that is directly responsible for a congenital eye disease found in Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terriers. These dogs tend to suffer from a bilateral microphthalmia, which means they are born with very small eyes and anatomical defects, resulting in …

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A New Feline Virus Discovered

A research study, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, at the University of Sydney, have discovered a previously unknown virus in a cat. The virus in question is hepadnavirus and it was discovered in an immunocompromised cat. This led the researchers to test all the stored feline blood and subsequently found the virus there too. The study is published in the …

Anal Sac Disorders in Dogs

It’s all fun and games in the clinic until we have anal sac expression day, correct? Most veterinarians and veterinary technicians are fond of diseases in dogs affecting the anal glands probably because of the foul smell while dealing with them. But there are quite a few situations when anal gland expression isn’t the solution to a problem that requires …

World Bee Day – May 20

Starting from this year, 2018, the bees in the world will get their own holiday, their own awareness-raising day, may 20th. The decision to declare an international holiday dedicated to the pollinators of the World took place at the United Nations (UN) general assembly in New York last December. Slovenia, a member country from Europe, proposed the holiday and was …