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3-Dec-2018 5:05 PM EST

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Article ID: 704250

Cornell veterinarians treat thousands of animals in Puerto Rico ‘Spayathon’

Cornell University

After the Category 5 hurricane hit, family pets became separated from their owners, regular spay/neuter operations for strays ceased and few animal shelters could function because of the island’s fractured infrastructure. Now, veterinarians from the College of Veterinary Medicine are leading service trips as part of a national initiative to alleviate these conditions.

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19-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST
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15-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 703142

Artificial canine cadavers look and feel like the real thing

Cornell University

That creature on the surgical table isn’t Frankenstein’s monster, but with its realistic tissue and organs, it comes close. Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine has introduced state-of-the-art artificial canine cadavers on which veterinary students can practice their surgical skills. The synthetic cadavers mimic living tissue, with individual muscles, bones and organs.

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31-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702990

New Gene-Therapy Shot Eases Chronic Pain in Dogs; Human Trials Now Underway

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder neuroscientist Linda Watkins has developed an opioid-free, long-lasting shot for management of chronic pain. So far, it has been tested in more than 40 dogs with impressive results and no adverse effects. Human trials are underway.

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29-Oct-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702970

Argonne’s Cat Power

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne celebrates National Cat Day by highlighting the scientific prowess of the laboratory’s CATS — Collaborative Access Teams, that is. These teams rely on hard X-ray beams generated by the Advanced Photon Source to investigate materials that are difficult to observe and measure.

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29-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702943

Combat Veterans with PTSD Report Better Mental Health After Therapeutic Horseback Riding Intervention

Baylor University

Veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder were less anxious and depressed and had an improved quality of life after an eight-week therapeutic horseback riding program, according to a Baylor University study.

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29-Oct-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 702874

Texas A&M Expert: Celebrate National Cat Day With Some Real Cat-titude

Texas A&M University

It’s time to open up a can of tuna and celebrate National Cat Day on Oct. 29, and if it’s true cats have nine lives, that’s almost as many days that are devoted to worshipping your furry feline – a case of duplicat-tion if ever there was one.

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26-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 702751

Study Finds Glyphosate in Cat and Dog Food

Cornell University

A new Cornell study published this month in Environmental Pollution finds that glyphosate, the active herbicidal ingredient in widely used weed killers like Roundup, was present at low levels in a variety of dog and cat foods the researchers purchased at stores. Before you go switching Fido or Fluffy’s favorite brand, however, be aware that the amounts of the herbicide found correspond to levels currently considered safe for humans.

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24-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

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