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How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and More in the Family and Parenting channel

How Families with Seriously-Ill Children Manage Social Interactions, How Migraines Affect the Family, Families with Kids Increasingly Live Near Families Just Like Them, and more in the Family and Parenting channel

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Enzo: A Guide Dog's Story

In honor of International Guide Dog Day April 27, Wake Forest University wants to share a video highlighting the extraordinary Kathryn Webster ('17) and her guide dog Enzo.

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Senior Adults Can See Health Benefits from Dog Ownership

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Among adults 60 years of age or more, walking is the most common form of leisure-time physical activity because it is self-paced, low impact and does not require equipment. Researchers at the University of Missouri have determined that older adults who also are pet owners benefit from the bonds they form with their canine companions.

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Helping Dogs with Bone Cancer Aim of Clinical Trial with U.S. Cancer Institute

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The University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College is doing a clinical trial with the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium. Researchers will evaluate the effectiveness of the therapeutic agent rapamycin for treating osteosarcoma in dogs by delaying or preventing metastases.

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Surface Mutation Lets Canine Parvovirus Jump to Other Species

A key mutation in the protein shell of canine parvovirus – a single amino acid substitution – plays a major role in the virus’ ability to infect hosts of different species.

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Mosquito May Play Key Role in Transmitting Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Southeast

Culex erraticus is more abundant than Culiseta melanura, the study shows. So it may be more important than scientists originally thought in transmitting EEE virus, at least in the Southeast. EEE virus, transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito, can be passed to a wide range of animals including birds, reptiles and mammals. But once infected, horses and humans appear to suffer the most adverse effects.

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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Unleashes Fun with Inaugural Dog Therapy Appreciation Day

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What could be warmer and fuzzier than a cute dog? How about 20 of them gathered together at a ‘pawty’ to celebrate a milestone occasion? That’s what happened when Children’s Hospital Los Angeles declared Monday to be Dog Therapy Appreciation Day. The hospital’s Amerman Family Foundation Dog Therapy Program marked a first by providing 365 consecutive days of dog therapy to CHLA patients, families and staff. The last day without a therapy dog on the CHLA campus was April 10, 2015.

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UW Shelter Medicine, WVDL Find Canine Influenza Transmitted to Cats in Midwestern Shelter

It may be called canine influenza, but Sandra Newbury, clinical assistant professor and director of the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, has confirmed that the virus that sickened a large number of dogs in the Midwest last year has now infected a group of cats in the region.

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Homeless Youth with Pets Have Benefits, Challenges: Study

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Led by researchers from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), the team found that homeless youth with pets are less likely to engage in potentially harmful behaviour, more likely to open up to veterinarians about their personal challenges and generally less depressed.

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Cincinnati Children’s Welcomes New Facility Dogs to Child Life Team

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center recently welcomed two facility dogs to the Division of Child Life and Integrative Care. The golden retrievers, Drummer and Leica, provide physical and emotional support to patients at Cincinnati Children’s as part of the Animal Assisted Therapy program.

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Researchers Uncover Expansion of Lone Star Ticks in Kansas; Model Identifies Climate Change as Significant Factor

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Kansas State University researchers have found habitats suitable for lone star tick populations in Kansas are growing.

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Newly Identified Genomic Causes of Severe Compulsive Behavior in Dogs Could Further Understanding of Human OCD

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Research led by investigators in veterinary and human medicine has identified genetic pathways that exacerbate severity of canine compulsive disorder in Doberman pinschers, a discovery that could lead to better therapies for obsessive compulsive disorder in people. The discovery appears online in advance of print on February 29 in the International Journal of Applied Research in Veterinary Medicine.

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DNA Studies Reveal That Shelter Workers Often Mislabel Dogs as ‘Pit Bulls’

DNA results show that shelter workers are often mistaken when they label a dog as a pit bull, with potentially devastating consequences for the dogs, a new University of Florida study has found.

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Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Underwater Treadmill Aids Recovering Canine Patients

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine has an underwater treadmill for dogs.

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New Study Finds No Evidence For “Black Dog Syndrome”

A recently published study by Canisius College Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior Christy L. Hoffman, PhD, suggests that Black Dog Syndrome (BDS) does not exist in animal shelters.