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Veterinary - Health - 14.10.2022
A common drug used in racehorses could increase risk of sudden death
A commonly-administered drug used in 94% of Thoroughbred racehorses could increase risk of sudden death, according to a new study. The research - led by the University of Glasgow and published today in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association - also found multiple other risk factors associated with sudden death, related to the circumstances of the race and individual histories of the horses.

Health - Veterinary - 12.10.2022
New research highlights dog breeds at most risk of hypothyroidism
A new study from the Royal Veterinary College explores the frequency and risk factors for hypothyroidism in dogs in the UK, promoting greater awareness with earlier detection and treatment New research the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has shed light on the dog breeds most predisposed to hypothyroidism, a life-long hormonal disorder caused by a deficiency of thyroid hormones.

Veterinary - 20.09.2022
New canine lab seeks four-legged research participants
Research aims to investigate dog cognition and therapy dog programs A new lab at UBC's Vancouver campus is looking for research participants-and not just anyone will do. The criteria? Must be furry and four-legged. Enjoy belly rubs and yummy treats? That's a bonus, too. The new Human-AnimaláInteractionáLab at UBC has officially opened and will soon be inviting pet dogs and their owners to engage in canine cognition research.

Veterinary - Health - 05.09.2022
True risks of anaesthesia in dogs
True risks of anaesthesia in dogs
A team of researchers at the Royal Veterinary College and the University of Manchester used data from more than 150,000 dogs in the UK to assess the risk of death from sedation and general anaesthetics. A new VetCompass study, led by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the University of Manchester, has revealed a relatively low risk of death from sedation and general anaesthetics for dogs in the UK.

Health - Veterinary - 25.08.2022
Impact of farriery interventions on galloping racehorses' hoof biomechanics
Impact of farriery interventions on galloping racehorses’ hoof biomechanics
24 hour contact: 01707 666297 A new study, led by the Royal Veterinary College, and funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board, has shed light on the influence of horseshoe and surface conditions on racehorses' hoof movements. This has implications for how racehorses' athletic performance and safety can best be supported, both in training and on the racetrack.

Veterinary - Health - 03.07.2022
Male dogs four times more likely to develop contagious cancer on nose or mouth than females
Male dogs four times more likely to develop contagious cancer on nose or mouth than females
Sniffing or licking other dogs- genitalia - the common site of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour - can spread this unusual cancer to the nose and mouth. Although canine transmissible cancer can be diagnosed and treated fairly easily, vets in the UK may not be familiar with the signs of the disease because it is very rare here Andrea Strakova A new study has found that male dogs are four to five times more likely than female dogs to be infected with the oro-nasal form of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumour.

Health - Veterinary - 23.02.2022
Discovery of new Hendra virus variant example of being proactive on emerging diseases
Discovery of new Hendra virus variant example of being proactive on emerging diseases
University of Sydney-led research has uncovered an unrecognised variant of the Hendra virus, prompting re-evaluation of spillover risk from horses and their carers to other humans. A new variant of the Hendra virus has been identified by Sydney-led research as a cause of fatal illness in Australian horses, and of risk for virus spillover into humans.