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Veterinary - Life Sciences - 04.10.2023
Cats purr differently than previously thought
The cat larynx can produce purring sounds without cyclical neural input A recent investigation led by voice scientist Christian T. Herbst from the University of Vienna, published in Current Biology, delivers novel insights into how cats produce their purring sounds. A special 'pad' embedded in the vocal folds might explain why the cats can produce these low-frequency sounds.
Veterinary - Health - 15.09.2023
Cars, chlamydia and canines are biggest koala killers
A database tracking hospital admissions and deaths reveals the devastating impact cars, disease and dogs are having on the South East Queensland koala population. Professor Joerg Henning and his colleagues at The University of Queensland School of Veterinary Science have analysed data from the UQ-developed KoalaBASE.
Health - Veterinary - 30.08.2023
Scientists Apply Game Theory to End Rabies
Elimination of rabies in Africa could be within reach through a more coordinated One Health approach. An innovative study by Swiss TPH and partners applied game theory to tackle rabies challenges and identified effective strategies for affected countries. The paper, published in Nature Communications, demonstrates that a more coordinated approach could end this fatal disease and result in major health, economic and social gains.
Veterinary - Life Sciences - 03.08.2023
Data uncovers new tick threat times for Australian pets
University of Queensland research reveals that spring, rather than summer, is the peak time for tick paralysis in dogs and cats and there are cases year-round. A team led by Professor Stephen Barker at UQ's School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences analysed 22,840 cases across 20 years of veterinary records in four regions along Australia's east coast.
Veterinary - Life Sciences - 27.06.2023
Like human, like dog
Dogs and humans process body postures similarly in their brains A study by researchers at the University of Vienna and the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna shows that information from body postures plays a similarly important role for dogs as it does for humans. The results offer new insights into how dogs and humans perceive each other and their environment.
Health - Veterinary - 27.06.2023
A Very big dog problem: New study identifies alarming bone cancer risk in giant dogs
New research from the Royal Veterinary College has shed light on the frequency and risk factors associated with osteosarcoma bone cancer in dogs in the UK New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has revealed the frequency and risk factors for osteosarcoma across dog breeds in the UK. Osteosarcoma, a cancerous bone tumour, was found to be much more common in giant dogs, including the Scottish Deerhound (3.28% of all dogs affected each year), Leonberger (1.
Health - Veterinary - 01.06.2023
New RVC study identifies cancers as health priority in Boxer dogs
In the largest ever study of Boxer dogs using veterinary records, researchers from the Royal Veterinary College have identified the most common health disorders in the breed in the UK Research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has found the most common health conditions in UK Boxer dogs are ear problems, tumours and eye ulcers.
Health - Veterinary - 19.05.2023
English Cocker Spaniels - a fairly typical, but potentially moody, dog
A new study from the Royal Veterinary College illuminates the most common disorders in English Cocker Spaniels in the UK, aiding owners to know what to expect if they get this breed New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has found the most common conditions in one the UK's most popular dog breeds, English Cocker Spaniels, include dental disease, ear infection, obesity and aggression.
Life Sciences - Veterinary - 12.04.2023
Integrating genetics with functional genomics to dissect the aetiopathogenesis of equine exertional rhabdomyolysis
Equine exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a syndrome involving painful, exercise induced episodes of muscle stiffness and acute myonecrosis which can result in renal failure and in severe cases, death. While it is seen in many different species from humans to dogs, horses seem to be particularly predisposed.
Environment - Veterinary - 20.03.2023
Toxic pet flea and tick treatments are polluting UK freshwaters
Parasite treatments and preventatives we put on our pets are finding their way into UK waters in concentrations that are toxic to aquatic species. Parasiticides are commonly applied as 'spot-on' treatments on dogs and cats to prevent or kill fleas or ticks, but they contain toxic chemicals that are making it into UK rivers and ponds, particularly in urban areas.
Health - Veterinary - 16.03.2023
The UK’s largest ever feline dental disease study identifies age and breed as biggest risk factors
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has shed light on the frequency, risk factors and linked health problems associated with periodontal disease in pet cats in the UK. These findings will help veterinary practitioners and owners better understand and predict its occurrence and identify opportunities to improve cats' dental health.
Veterinary - Health - 02.03.2023
Cat breeds at highest risk of kidney stones
Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) have found the breeds that place cats at a higher risk of developing kidney and ureter stones, namely Burmese, Persian, Ragdoll and Tonkinese breeds. The research is the first of its kind to examine all cats with upper urinary tract uroliths (stones) as one group and hopes to support vets with diagnostic and treatment plans.
Veterinary - Health - 15.02.2023
New RVC study first to reveal impact of vet-owner relationship on canine epilepsy management
New research from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) explores the role of vet-owner relationships in the experience of owners of dogs with epilepsy. The study found that clearer owner expectations for treatment outcomes and the condition's management alongside more reliable resources outside of the consult room are needed to support positive vet-owner relationships.
Pharmacology - Veterinary - 02.02.2023
New treatment for dogs with osteoarthritis proven to be safe and long-term effective
Dogs with osteoarthritis benefit from a new treatment: an injection that delivers a painkiller with a long-term effect. This is proven to be safe and effective. It is possible that the treatment can also help humans in the future. Marianna Tryfonidou , Professor at the Utrecht University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, collaborated for this research with academic partners and companies.
Health - Veterinary - 01.02.2023
Rottweilers at greatest risk of cranial cruciate ligament rupture
A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) explores the reasons for cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) rupture in dogs in the UK, as well as the factors influencing how it is managed clinically. The research also identifies which breeds are most at risk of CCL, with this list including popular breeds such as Rottweilers, Bichon Frise and West Highland White Terriers.
Health - Veterinary - 10.01.2023
New research from the RVC identifies insights into the cause of the 2021 outbreak of a serious feline condition
Two new studies from the RVC have examined the 2021 outbreak of feline pancytopenia - a rare condition that causes serious illness, and in some cases fatalities, in cats. Due to the rapid increase of cases at the time, the outbreak caused concern amongst cat owners and garnered significant media coverage.
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
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.