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Hospice Care Eases the End for Loyal Pets

... 20 years, a handful of veterinarians has helped animals suffering from incurable diseases, such as heart ... the owners decide to euthanize. Some ailing animals only survive a few days or weeks; others live for ... plans to open an end-of-life care facility for animals later this summer after her employer had her ...

K-State Researcher, Collaborators Study Virulence of Pandemic H1N1 Virus; Work at K-State Would Protect Pig Industry If the Virus Jumps to Swine Populations

... disease -- those that can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa. Zoonotic diseases will ... diagnostics that detect antibodies produced by animals infected with the virus. "We do this work ... H1N1 does infect pigs and transmits between the animals but is not fatal. "Its important to know ...

Food additive may one day help control blood lipids and reduce disease risk

... fatty acid synthase in the liver. When humans or animals eat, we take in sugars. Fatty acid synthase ... roles in energy metabolism. "To our surprise, animals missing fatty acid synthase in the liver were just like animals that couldn't make PPAR-alpha. They had lower ...

Public Health Experts Discuss Infectious Diseases Threats at News Conference

... transmitted diseases, infection risk from animals in the home and public settings, seasonal and ... of new STDs. Infection Risk from animals in the Home and in Public Settings : Larry K. ... to non-traditional pets in the home and to animals in public settings. "The majority of households ...

Rabies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Pets

... treated. Nearly 90 percent of cases occur in wild animals (raccoons, bats, foxes etc.); less than 10% of cases occur in domestic animals like dogs or cats. Humans usually become infected ... area so that no one becomes infected. Infected animals often display symptoms similar to those listed ...

Texas Humane Legislation Network Calls for Puppy Mill Crackdown

... at least a minimal level of humane care for the animals they breed. "Sadly, this is typical of the ... cruelty charges are the only recourse and many animals are dead or gravely ill by the time law ... encourages everyone to adopt their companion animals from local shelters or rescue groups and to never ...

Reduced diet thwarts aging, disease in monkeys

... the 20-year course of the study, half of the animals permitted to eat freely have survived, while 80 ... addition of 46 more rhesus macaques. All of the animals in the study were enrolled as adults at ages ranging from 7 to 14 years. Today, 33 animals remain in the study. Of those, 13 are given free ...

California Department of Public Health Reports Large Increase in Pet Euthanasia

... 835,642. These figures do not take into account animals in private shelters throughout the state. ... SCIL founder and president. "More and more animals are ending up in California shelters and it's a moral and fiscal crisis. This increase in animals entering shelters and the subsequent tragic ...

New Drug Fights Anthrax Toxin

... News) -- Scientists report that experiments in animals show that a new, monoclonal antibody drug might ... said. "If we administered it at the time the animals were exposed to anthrax or even waited until ... drug provided a significant survival benefit to animals showing signs of the disease. ...

Betty White Talks 'Animals' With The Grandfather of Possibilities

... new canine kid, Pontiac, and her lifelong love of animals with the Grandfather of Possibilities ( ... about her ongoing work to improve the lives of animals on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 10 a.m. EDT. Don't ... funding breakthrough research studies benefiting animals on all seven continents. MAF has its headquarters ...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

... highlight the critical need to protect both animals and people through increased health monitoring. ... "But we now understand that cancer can kill wild animals at similar rates." In certain situations, ... animal populations; thereby, better safeguarding animals and humans against possible disease. Evaluating ...

A Pet's Bite Can Pass on MRSA

... staph bacteria is being transmitted between animals and humans, study finds MONDAY, June ... been accompanied by MRSA colonization in domestic animals such as dogs, cats and horses. This makes the animals potential reservoirs of MRSA infection. And ...

K-State Veterinarian Says Although Exotic Pets Can Be Great Companions, There Are Health Factors That Can Affect Both the Animal and Humans

... 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of exotic animals like reptiles and birds need to be aware of ... College of Veterinary Medicine, said exotic animals can make fun and interesting pets, but there are ... and birds. He recommended several of these animals as good pets, including cockatiels, guinea pigs, ...

Slugs a home run with NIH

... dramatically increases the availability of these animals and provides scientists with animals of all sizes, and of similar genetic lines. "The animals reared here at the University of Miami are native ...

New Ad Campaign Asks D.C. Commuters 'Who's Hogging Our Antibiotics?'

... Up to 70 percent of antibiotics are fed to animals on factory farms WASHINGTON, June 3 ... 70 percent of human antibiotics are being fed to animals on factory farms, which promotes the development ... Health Group. "The way we are raising our food animals is putting human health at risk." The ads ...

World first: Chinese scientists create pig stem cells

... human genetic diseases, genetically engineering animals for organ transplants for humans, and for ... of ways, such as precisely engineering transgenic animals for organ transplantation therapies. The pig ... or be used for disease resistance. The modified animals would be either "knock in" pigs where the iPS or ...

Biologists Question Animal Brain Size Theory

... FRIDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- animals -- carnivores in particular -- that follow a ... said their detailed analysis of meat-eating animals -- living and extinct -- shows changes in the ... The Social Brain Hypothesis would hold that these animals would have social orders, but in actuality, they ...

Veterinary Group Opposes Bill to Clean Up Puppy Mill Industry

... of breeders over the welfare of thousands of animals suffering in puppy mills is appalling," said Cile ... organization that advocates for laws to protect animals from cruelty. Puppy mills are increasing ... Puppy mill operators offer little care to their animals and often fail to provide adequate food and ....

Taking a Bite Out of Rabies: Merial Provides Rabies Awareness and Prevention Training to Noah's Wish Pet Disaster Relief Organization

... -- Continuing its commitment to the welfare of animals and raising public awareness about rabies, Merial ... importance of rabies prevention when caring for animals affected by natural disasters," said JoEllen ... injectable and oral vaccines for domestic animals and wildlife," said Vincent Krogmann, US ...

Light Sciences Oncology Announces Results of Study on Immunotherapeutic Mechanism of Aptocine(TM), a Novel Light-Activated Drug Therapy for Cancer

... survival in treated animals. (All treated animals survived to termination at 24 days while median ... Tumors were unable to develop in almost half of animals that received immune cells from Aptocine-treated ... (All mice that received immune cells from control animals died as a result of tumor growth.) Mice ...

Veterinarians at high risk for viral, bacterial infections from animals

... -- the viruses and bacteria that can infect both animals and humans. While there is no evidence that ... their communities and the various groups of animals for which they provide care. The paper appears in ... to better understand pathogen transmission from animals to man and from man to animals." Baker and ...

Flu Outbreak: There's More Than One Doctor in the House

... globally, to attain optimal health for people, animals and our environment," Mahr said. "The basis for ... changing environment populated by interconnected animals and people creates integrated challenges. These ... the role veterinarians play in keeping both animals and people healthy and safe. "People ...

CVMF Offers Tips on Emergency Preparedness for Pets

... important action you can take to prepare your animals for an emergency is to have a plan. You may not ... The primary responsibility for planning for your animals is yours." Dr. Goldman explains, ... whose goal is to respond to the needs of animals in large-scale disasters in CT. Disasters in ...

Chemical can reproduce complications for some patients

... measure several aspects cardiovascular function. animals were anesthetized, tracheotomized, ventilated ... pressure in the face of a challenge. After the animals were anesthetized and instrumented to measure ... retained in major organs of the body. After the animals were anesthetized, each rat received an infusion ...

National Pork Board Provides Facts About the Origin of the Flu Outbreak

... has said, "The virus has not been isolated in animals to date." Modern pork ... both animal and human health. animals are housed in temperature-controlled facilities ... Modern pork production practices keep the animals clean, safe and protect ...

Worms Control Lifespan at High Temperatures, UCSF Study Finds

... a widespread assumption about how cold-blooded animals respond to and regulate heat, the researchers ... and aging. Humans and other warm-blooded animals have a mechanism that enables us to maintain a ... aging, which is something that warm-blooded animals do by controlling the temperature itself. ...

Tobacco is Toxic for Toto Too

... April, which kicks off Prevention of Cruelty to animals Month. A growing body of research shows there are ... to secondhand smoke -- for humans or for animals . And one new study shows that nearly 30 percent ... cancer-causing compounds, making it hazardous for animals as well as humans. Studies have shown increases ...

Dieter Luetticken Award 2008 Recognizes Development of New Vaccine Quality Control Assay

... reduce and refine (3R) the use of laboratory animals for production and quality control of ... reducing, refining and/or replacing the use of animals in testing for development and manufacturing of ... that improve quality of life of laboratory animals as well as studies aimed at reducing or avoiding ...

VIPPS Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Continues to Guide Consumers to Legitimate Internet Pharmacies

... sites that dispense medications for companion animals as well as non-food producing animals and ensure that a patient/client relationship ... drugs and devices for non-food producing animals as well as hold Internet veterinary pharmacies ...

AVMA, AVMF, Red Cross Enter Agreement to Coordinate Animal Rescue Efforts and Programs

... with the American Red Cross to help protect animals and pets during emergencies. "The American ... for and respond to the needs of families and animals before, during and after disaster." The ... Foundation bring substantive help to pets and animals not only on the national level but at the local ...

Study shows how Salmonella survives in environment

... could be a source of Salmonella transmission to animals and humans. Salmonella are microscopic ... inside organisms and causes disease in humans, animals and plants. The system employs a 'syringe-like' ... ways of controlling amoeba in water supplied to animals and prevent it acting as a 'Trojan Horse' for ...

Scott Miller and Company Premieres "A CALL TO ARMS 2009 EDITION" at the Camelot Theaters in Palm Springs

... methacillin antibiotic, doxycycline. When animals vaccinated with the anthrax vaccine were challenged by aerosolized anthrax, 75% of the test animals died. Surviving animals showed evidence of permanent lung, liver, and ...

UV Lights, Fans May Curb TB Spread in Hospitals

... animals exposed to treated air from patient rooms less ... with a negative air ionizer and 9.5 percent of animals exposed to air from patient rooms that had UV ... tuberculosis , the bacterium that causes TB, the animals can act as a detection system for infectious TB ...

Pew Applauds Introduction of Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

... on how America should reform the way food animals are raised, U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter ... to human health from use on factory farms unless animals or herds are sick with disease. "Human ... compounds in manure can be transmitted to other animals and humans through the foods we eat and water we ...

'America's Super Fruit' May Help Reset Body Clock

... Michigan revealed that cherry-enriched diets in animals lowered multiple risk factors for heart disease. ... researchers found that cherry-enriched diets in animals lowered total blood cholesterol levels and ... the University of Michigan researchers found animals fed a cherry-enriched diet saw reduced total body ...

With 4 Legs They All Walk the Same, It Seems

... Yet those who in some way depict four-legged animals in motion get it wrong about 50 percent of the ... ask? The researchers say that toys or model animals might fall over less often if they were depicted ... so on. It's something that people who work with animals as they move have had an interest with." Yet ...

U of I study shows benefits of hormone found in fat tissue

... "Our hypothesis is that the macrophages from animals fed the high-fat diet are making more IL-1RA ... Sherry injected IL-1RA antiserum into the obese animals an hour before exposing them to hypoxia. "We ... recovery," she said. "And, sure enough, these animals didn't recover until 6 hours after the hypoxic ...

New findings measure precise impact of fat on cancer spread

... of mice fed a high-fat diet compared to animals fed a lean diet. The findings suggest that the ... the skin in each of the mice studied, and the animals were separated into two groups: one fed a ... the other results showing increased metastasis in animals fed a high-fat diet. The researches used the ...

Stunning finding: Compounds protect against cerebral palsy

... "There was a remarkable difference between animals treated with a small dose of one of our compounds ... week of March 2.) None of the fetuses born to animals treated with the two compounds died; more than half of those born to untreated animals died. Eighty-three percent ...

Researchers solve mystery of deep-sea fish with tubular eyes and transparent head

... that they can eat a variety of small drifting animals as well as jellies. In fact, the stomachs of the ... spot the bioluminescent glow of jellies or other animals directly overhead. When it spots prey (such as a ... that scientists have been able to observe such animals in their native environment, and thus to fully ...
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