Archive for March, 2015

What can lemurs tell us about about longevity?

Scientists review over 50 years of medical records at their university’s lemur center for clues that might explain the exceptional longevity of a captive group of dwarf lemurs.

Classical music helped cats relax during surgery

New veterinary research found that different types of music produced different responses in cats under general anesthesia, with most cats relaxing best to classical music.

International collaboration essential in fight against rabies, new study finds

A new study, published in the journal PloS Neglected Tropical Diseases has given new insights into the spread of rabies in the Middle East, showing that the deadly disease regularly moves between…

Over half of UK vets treated pets for chocolate poisoning last Easter, warns British Veterinary Association

UK dog owners are being warned to keep Easter treats away from pets after figures released today from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) revealed that over half of UK vets (54%) had treated…

Director of Education retires

Freda Andrews, our Director of Education, will be retiring at the beginning of April after nearly 16 years at the College.

Several breeds of dog in England killed by mysterious kidney disease

At least 30 dogs in England have been killed in less than 18 months by an unknown disease which causes skin lesions and kidney failure, reveals research published in Veterinary Record.

Growth of global antibiotic use for livestock raises concerns about drug resistance

Use of antibiotics in livestock – used routinely in modern farming to prevent disease and promote growth – is set to rise 67% by 2030, raising concerns about increasing superbugs.

Pet Health: Provide preventive care, and parasites won’t bug your buddy

Parasites come in two main varieties, external and internal, but all are bad for your pet’s health. In some cases, they endanger human health as well.

Stem cells help researchers peg rabies resistance

Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have developed a new technology to determine sensitivity or resistance to rabies virus.

Beauty in the beasties: how some of the world’s creepiest critters may benefit your health

Spiders, snakes, bees; not many of us can say we like being around these creatures. But like them or not, they seem to be doing wonders for the medical world.