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Mayo Clinic, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Study Highlighted During Dog Bite Prevention Week

Prior studies have shown that most dog bite injuries result from family dogs. A new study conducted by Mayo Clinic and Phoenix Children’s Hospital shed some further light on the nature of these injuries.

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Fire Ant Stings Can Be Risky for Kids, Pets

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Fire ants can cause serious allergic reactions in some children and pets who share play areas with the pests.

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How a Special Cardiac Procedure Gave a Young Boxer a New Lease on Life - Featured at June 4 Animal Survivor Event 2015 ACVIM Forum

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How a cardiac ablation procedure ultimately saved the life of Gus, a young boxer dog

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Veterinarians, Diagnostic Lab Prepared for Dog Flu

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The new strain of flu that affected more than 1,000 dogs in Chicago has not yet spread to South Dakota, but South Dakota State University veterinarians advise owners to be vigilant. To test for the virus, veterinarians will swab the animal's nose and throat and send the samples to the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU, which typically processes them the same day they are received.

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FACC-29 Gathers Authenticated Canine Cancer Cell Lines for Research and Drug Development

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Analagous to the NCI-60, a new panel of authenticated K9 cancer cell lines presented at AACR 2015 lets veterinary researchers experiment with known cells.

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White-Coat Effect: Did You Know That It Is a Factor in Small Animal Veterinary Medicine, Too? ACVIM Board-Certified Veterinarian Addresses Subject

Measuring blood pressure of our cats and dogs can be a challenge, says Dr. Anthony Carr, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, who will be addressing the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum in Indianapolis, Ind., June 3.

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New Study Suggests Ways to Avoid Catching Diseases From Pets

Pets can pass diseases to humans, especially when a pet owner's immune system is compromised. Here, veterinarians outline ways for families to avoid disease transmission by choosing the right type of pet--or making small changes in the ways they enjoy the pets they already have.

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Gene Signatures Predict Doxorubicin Response in K9 Osteosarcoma

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New work by the University of Colorado Cancer Center presented at AACR 2015 demonstrates a gene expression model that predicts canine osteosarcoma response to doxorubicin, potentially allowing veterinary oncologists to better choose which drug to use with their patients.

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Protect Your Pooch From New Flu