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Ohio State Program Helps Pet Owners Cope During Grief Process

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Making end-of-life decisions for your pet or coping with the loss of an animal is something that no pet owner wants to think about. A program at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center recognizes the importance of human-animal bonds and provides grief support for pet owners facing tough decisions for their animal.

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19-Nov-2019 12:45 PM EST

Calling All Canines for National Dog Aging Project

UW Medicine

The National Dog Aging Program plans to track 10.000 pets across the U.S. for 10 years to learn why some dogs have long, healthy lives. All kinds of dogs will be included. Genetics, environment, behavior, habits and other factors affecting longevity will be studied.

Channels: Grant Funded News, Aging, All Journal News, Pets, Veterinary Medicine,

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14-Nov-2019 7:00 AM EST
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Mammals' complex spines are linked to high metabolisms; we're learning how they evolved

Field Museum

Mammals' backbones are weird. Compared to other four-legged animals like reptiles, mammal spines are a complex mix of sections of differently-shaped bones.

Channels: All Journal News, Paleontology, Veterinary Medicine, Nature (journal),

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7-Nov-2019 2:05 PM EST
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For the First Time: A Method for Measuring Animal Personality

Weizmann Institute of Science

A study on mice, conducted by the Weizmann Institute of Science's Prof. Alon Chen and colleagues, shows that animal research may need to take into account the connection between genes, behavior, and personality

Channels: All Journal News, Behavioral Science, Veterinary Medicine, Nature (journal), Staff Picks,

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6-Nov-2019 6:05 PM EST
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Zoo animal research skewed towards 'popular' species

University of Exeter

Research on zoo animals focuses more on "familiar" species like gorillas and chimpanzees than less well known ones like the waxy monkey frog, scientists say.

Channels: All Journal News, Birds, Marine Science, Veterinary Medicine, Environmental Science, Nature,

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31-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Detection dogs and DNA on the trail of endangered lizards

University of California, Davis

Detection dogs trained to sniff out the scat of an endangered lizard in California's San Joaquin Valley, combined with genetic species identification, could represent a new noninvasive sampling technique for lizard conservation worldwide.

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30-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Shelter animals receive care at ISU College of Veterinary Medicine on their way to adoption

Iowa State University

A surgery, anesthesia and community outreach course for third-year veterinary students at Iowa State University prepares students for clinical practice while helping dogs and cats in animal shelters and rescues get adopted. The program treats all common problems presented in shelter pets, including eye, ear and skin problems and gastrointestinal parasites.

Channels: Pets, Veterinary Medicine,

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30-Oct-2019 10:50 AM EDT
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Lend me a flipper

Kyoto University

Cooperation is one of the most important abilities for any social species. From hunting, breeding, and child rearing, it has allowed many animals -- including humans -- to survive and thrive.

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28-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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The benefits that carnivorous animals bring to society are under-studied

University of Granada

Carnivores deliver important benefits for society, but it is their conflicts with humans that account for the majority of academic research publications

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24-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Common chemical linked to rare birth defect in mice

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A research team reports that PBO interferes with the critical signaling pathway dubbed by scientists as sonic hedgehog, resulting in stunted forebrain development and signature facial abnormalities.

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18-Oct-2019 3:35 PM EDT
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