Veterinary

Different endothelial cell responses between humans and horses

New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed a fundamental difference between how the cells which line blood vessels (endothelial cells), react in horses compared to humans. Regulating the factors that influence endothelial cell function is sometimes used to treat diseases such as cancer in humans, so the findings pave the way for further research in both horses and humans.

What’s the right antibiotic for Fido?

The CHUV has developed a new French-language platform in the Firstline app to help veterinarians and students select antibiotics for cats and dogs.

Scale of UK canine health and welfare research funding

New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), which explored the amount of UK not-for-profit funding for research into canine health and welfare, found that 109 UK funders provided £57.8 million between 2012 and 2022.

UCalgary initiative calls attention to health risks for flat-faced dog breeds

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine experts raise awareness to a variety of health challenges faced by increasingly popular brachycephalic breeds At the University of Calgary, we believe in the power of shared knowledge and in the importance of community involvement.

Cavapoo and Cockapoo designer dog breeds at high risk of tick infestation

The RVC's VetCompass Programme reveals the dog breeds at most and least risk of tick infestation to help prevention and support canine welfare.

The RVC helps shape international agreement on what constitutes naturally healthy body shapes for dogs

Health - Veterinary

The International Collaborative on Extreme Conformations in Dogs (ICECDogs) has published a position paper, heavily informed by research from the Roy

New research from the RVC highlights most common disorders in UK pet guinea pigs

New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has identified the most common conditions in pet guinea pigs in the UK are overgrown nails, ringworm and eye ulcers.

Veterinary - Jun 4

Using AI to decode dog vocalizations

Study: Towards Dog Bark Decoding: Leveraging Human Speech Processing for Automated Bark Classification. Have you ever wished you could understand what your dog is trying to say to you?

Life After Racing: The RVC is calling for owners of former racehorses for rehoming survey

Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) are calling for owners and previous owners of former racehorses in the UK to participate in a new survey and share their experiences of rehoming racehorses to uncover the different factors that influence a successful outcome.

New research from the RVC predicts the future life expectancy for companion cats

Veterinary - Health

New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), in collaboration with researchers from the National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Taiwan, ha

Results for: UCalgary Companion Animal Health Fund accelerates pioneering veterinary-medicine research

Your dog is struck by a car. Rushed to the nearest animal hospital, Fluffy is in shock - blood pressure low, heart rate high, and he's struggling to breathe.

Science shows Baltimore’s cats are friendly little guys

Veterinary - Life Sciences

A look at post-doc Charlotte Fare's very important study of the cats of Baltimore, in which she surveyed a subset of the city's felines to examine their appearance and disposition.

New RVC research proves clinical benefits from surgical intervention for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture

A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed that surgical management of cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) ruptures in dogs causes better outcomes for reducing lameness compared to non-surgical management.