Discovery of new feline viruses

A recently published study, in the “Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery”, discovers new feline viruses that affect cats. The newly discovered feline viruses are Gammaherpesvirus (GHVs) and Morbilliviruses that affect the domestic cat. The ways these viruses cause disease is still unknown and scientists are working on discovering that. The Gammaherpesvirus has very little known epidemiology. We know that …

World Veterinary Association Congress

World Veterinary Association Congress 2019

The 35th World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC2019) will take place in San Jose, Costa Rika. This veterinary congress is a great opportunity for veterinarians interested in excelling in different veterinary fields and get together with veterinary professionals from all over the Wolrd. This is the perfect opportunity to continue your veterinary education. The program is constructed to include 3 main …

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Walk Your Dog Month – January

January is the month dedicated for you to get off the couch, get rid of the holiday blues and walk your dog more. Walking your dog more than just the usual 15 minutes for physiological needs has benefits for both you and your dog. Walking for at least 30 minutes improves your general health, improves circulation and that benefits your …

Lyme disease

Increase in Lyme disease cases in dogs

A recent study, conducted by the Companion Animal Parasite Control (CAPC), there is a significant increase in Lyme disease cases in dogs across the United States and Canada. This disease has become prevalent in states that were low-risk for this tick-borne disease. This disease has been reported more than usual in the Northwest and in regions of the United States …

Anesthesia Webinar

Organized by BSAVA, the anesthesia webinar will address the possibilities of doing surgery without isoflurane. This webinar is especially of use for UK based veterinarians that are worried about the shortage of anesthetic gases in the United Kingdom. The anesthetic webinar will cover the subjects of how to use low flow anesthesia, monitoring techniques and how to spare gaseous anesthetic …

Contaminated pork meat

Contaminated pork meat on the shelves of popular food markets

The World Animal Protection (WAP) decided to test contaminated pork meat from the shelves of 4 countries to find that the meat contained bacteria resistant to critical antibiotics. The countries where the meat was tested were Australia, Spain, Thailand, and Spain. All came positive except Australia. The contaminated pork meat was discovered in popular chain store markets including Walmart and …

Noise-cancellation doghouse

Noise-cancellation doghouse?

Ford has come up with a concept for a noise-cancellation doghouse to help all those poor dogs deadly afraid of thunders and fireworks. As the holiday season is here, we can see more and more pet-owners seeking medical help to calm their dogs around the horrible sound of fireworks. Even though this is only a concept, and if it were …

pet law regulation in the UAE

New pet law regulation in the UAE

New pet law regulation in the UAE has been introduced by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment yesterday. These new regulations will outline the responsibilities of an animal owner and all the technical standards for animal housing facilities. Failure to follow these regulations will be punishable by fine or jail time. One of the legal amendments for pet ownership states …