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Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition

DENVER, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven innovative veterinary students from around the world were honored for research projects that improved the lives of companion animals and wildlife. The students, whose projects were funded through Morris Animal Foundation's (MAF) Veterina...

Blue Dye Halts Worsening Paralysis in Animal Study

Discovery could lead to new treatments for people with spine injuries TUESDAY, July 28 (HealthDay News) -- The food additive that makes M&Ms and Gatorade blue may help prevent the secondary damage that occurs after a spinal cord injury, a new study suggests. Researchers say that...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

PHILADELPHIA, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sheds light on the role of cell receptors in acting as gatekeepers for infectious viruses. By using mice genetically engineered to lack a particular receptor in heart and pancreas c...

Eating Animal Fat May Lead to Pancreatic Cancer

Added risk is tied to red meat and dairy products, study finds,, FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Fat from red meat and dairy products can increase your risk for pancreatic cancer, researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute report. Pancreatic cancer, which is usually fat...

New Vaccine from Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health is First for Canine Influenza Virus

Vaccine Against Canine Flu Granted Conditional License by USDA ROSELAND, N.J., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health, the global leader in veterinary biologicals, today announced the availability of the first vaccine against canine influenza virus (CIV), which was gra...

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

MANHATTAN, Kan., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Owners of exotic animals like reptiles and birds need to be aware of illnesses that can affect both their pet and humans, according to a Kansas State University veterinarian. Gary West, assistant professor of zoological medicine in K-State...

Biologists Question Animal Brain Size Theory

Social behavior hypothesis contradicted in research paper FRIDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Animals -- carnivores in particular -- that follow a social order do not necessarily develop bigger brains, say two biologists whose findings contradict the so-called Social Brain Hypothesis fo...

World's First Animatronic Animal Therapy Program Set to Open

Animal-assisted & Creative Therapies to help children with special needs BRADENTON, Fla., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal-assisted & Creative Therapies (ACT) today announced plans to open a new 9-acre facility that will use animatronic animal therapy to assist in the devel...

MIT is pleased to announce that it has signed the Joint Venture agreement with its Chinese partners and has received an initial order of 120 units for Animal vaccination

DENVER, CO, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Medical International Technology Inc. (MDLH. PK) ( http://www.mitcanada.ca http://www.mitinvest.ca ), MIT is pleased to announce that it has signed the Joint Venture Agreement with its Chinese partners. MIT president Mr. Karim Menassa has returne...

Old Age Isn't a Disease But Arthritis Is - Online Content From Morris Animal Foundation Helps Pet Owners Prevent and Treat Disease That Affects Thousands Each Year

DENVER, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Veterinary researchers estimate that 20 percent of adult dogs suffer silently from osteoarthritis and 45 percent of cats endure arthritic pain. To educate pet owners about arthritis -- and ways to prevent and treat it -- Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) developed ...

Animal Shelters Worldwide Join North Shore Animal League America and Spokesperson Cesar Millan for 15th Annual Pet Adoptathon(R) 2009

World-Famous Dog Expert to Welcome Adopters at Opening Ceremonies PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, more than 2,000 animal shelters worldwide will join North Shore Animal League America for Pet Adoptathon(R) 2009, helping to save ...

Royer Animal Health Enters Into Exclusive Agreement With MWI Veterinary Supply for U.S. Distribution of Next-Generation Therapeutics to Treat Cancer and Infections

FREDERICK, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Royer Animal Health, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Royer Biomedical, Inc., has executed an exclusive distribution agreement with MWI Veterinary, Supply, Inc. (Nasdaq: MWIV ) to market its lead animal health products: MATRIX III CISPLATIN BEADS and ...

Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories to Hold Media Teleconference Tomorrow to Discuss Smithfield Operations, Connection to Swine Flu, Health and Enviro Impacts

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories: WHAT: The Center to Expose and Close Animal Factories (CECAF) will hold a media teleconference to discuss the worsening health and environmental damage caus...

Mayo clinic study finds gene bringing together animal and human research in alcoholism

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An important genetic study conducted through Mayo Clinic has identified vital new information concerning alcoholism in subjects with European ancestry, according to a recent issue of Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research . Research findings indicate that alcohol dep...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Gene Bringing Together Animal and Human Research in Alcoholism

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An important genetic study conducted through Mayo Clinic has identified vital new information concerning alcoholism in subjects with European ancestry, according to a recent issue of Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research . ...

Help for Owners Dealing With the Terrible Loss of a Beloved Pet; Morris Animal Foundation Offers Card Celebrating Pet's Life

Proceeds from Card Sales Fund Research to Improve Animal Health DENVER, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As pet lovers/pet parents know, the death of a beloved pet is a terrible, heart-wrenching experience. When a beloved pet leaves this life, its owners/pet parents suffer emotionally. Family and f...

Pfizer Animal Health Becomes Leadership Contributor to the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

Partnership Promotes Equine Health and Wellness through Education and Research Initiatives NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfizer Animal Health has joined forces as a leadership contributor with the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's (NTRA) Safety and Integrity Alliance. The partner...

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

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have signed a partnership agreement with the American Red Cross to help protect animals and pets during emergencies. "The American Red...

Rep. Slaughter Reintroduces Bill to Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance Crisis by Combating Misuse of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep Antibiotics Working (KAW) -- a national coalition of health, consumer, agricultural, environmental, humane, and other advocacy groups with more than ten million supporters -- today welcomed the reintroduction of a bill that would help combat t...

First Treatment for Muscular Dystrophy in Sight: Scientists Harness Exon-Skipping in Large Animal to Successfully Treat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Researchers from Children's National Medical Center and colleagues in Tokyo publish results, video of first successful trial in dogs with Duchenne muscular dystrophy Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 16, 2009 -- Genetic researchers at Children's National Medical Center and...

Thinking Man's Chimp Shows 1st Animal 'Planning'

Swedish zoo resident would secretly stash rocks, 'missiles' to hurl at visitors for his own amusement, report details. MONDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- For years, Santino, a male chimp at the Furuvik Zoo in Lund, Sweden, was in the habit of spending two hours before the zoo opened c...

Dr. Flake's Animal Wellness Clinic Installs Adams County's First Eklin Digital Radiography System

BIGLERVILLE, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Eklin RapidStudy(TM) digital radiography (DR) system in Adams County was recently installed at Dr. Flake's Animal Wellness Clinic which serves south central Pennsylvania, including Gettysburg, Fairfield and New Oxford. The state-of-the-art sy...

San Francisco SPCA Dramatically Expands Charitable Veterinary Care With Opening of Leanne B. Roberts Animal Care Center

State-of-the-Art, Nonprofit Hospital Will Provide High-Quality Care to Homeless Animals and the Public, Regardless of Income SF/SPCA to Work with Other Groups, Public, to Spay/Neuter 12,000 Cats and Dogs in 2009 -- Double the Number of Previous Years SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -...

Why Your Pet Wants You to Read 'Trust Me: I'm Not a Veterinarian!': Jim Schwartz's New Book Is a Self-Defense Manual for Animal Guardians

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Your animal buddy can't read it. Your vet may not read it. But you can read it for your pet -- and that may save your pet's life. That's the reason Jim Schwartz wrote the book: to save one dog at a time; to stop har...

Indian Head Animal Hospital Announces Dental Discounts for Pets through March 31st

To encourage dental care in pets we offer a 20% discount on all dental procedures, including the anesthesia, from January through March 31st. By taking the time to maintain good dental health, you may avoid some serious and expensive problems. Fort Washington, MD. (Vo...

Canine Cancer #1 Fear of Dog Lovers, Web Exclusive by Morris Animal Foundation Provides News on Latest Breakthroughs - Crucial Facts for Dog Owners

One in Four Dogs Die of Cancer Cancer is the Number One Cause of Death in Dogs Over 2 MAF Canine Cancer Campaign Seeking to Treat and Cure Dogs DENVER, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Dog owners and lovers in the United States view canine cancer as the greatest health threat to their belo...

Tips on When to Bring Pets to Animal ER

Early Detection Saves Pets Kansas City, Kan. (Vocus) January 6, 2009 -- Whether you commit to your new year's resolutions or not, veterinarians at Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center of Kansas City are urging you to commit to your pets this year by bringing them...

New Animal Book on Veterinary Medicine Features Patients That Don't Play by the Rules

"You Want me to Declaw What?" is a new animal book that takes a humorous look at the field of veterinary medicine. From a rampaging bull to an out-of-control chimpanzee and a goose named Gary Dr. Matt Toia has seen it all, and now he is sharing his experiences in a book of short storie...

Statement From The Pew Charitable Trusts on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Reversal on Antibiotics Safeguards in Animal Farming

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Laura Rogers, project director for the Pew Campaign on Human Health and Industrial Farming, today issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's decision to reverse its plan to ban off-label usage of certain antibioti...

Betty White's Video States Support for Funding Humane Research to Help Pets and Wild Animals - Actress is 40-Year Champion of Morris Animal Foundation

CONTRIBUTION TO MAF IS UNIQUE GIFT IDEA FOR THE DOG, CAT, ANIMAL LOVER ON YOUR LIST DENVER, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Betty White, Emmy-award winner and TV legend, is also one of the world's most respected and dedicated animal lovers. In fact, for more than 40 years, she has been a tremendo...

Sealing off portion of intestinal lining treats obesity, resolves diabetes in animal model

Lining the upper portion of the small intestine with an impermeable sleeve led to both weight loss and restoration of normal glucose metabolism in an animal model of obesity-induced diabetes. Investigators from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Weight Center and Gastrointestinal Unit repor...

Unique Holiday Gift for Animal Lovers: A Donation to Fund Animal Health Research; Pick a Favorite Animal - Dog, Cat, Horse, All Species of Wildlife

DENVER, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a unique, customized gift for the animal lover on your Christmas, Hanukkah or other holiday list? A donation to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) that benefits a favorite animal -- dog, cat, horse or species of wildlife -- makes for a special gift for a...

Unique Way to Help Your Favorite Animal - Morris Animal Foundation's 2009 Sponsorship Guide Provides Nearly 200 Options

DENVER, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) provides a unique opportunity for individuals or groups to help animals via its animal health study sponsorships. In 2009, MAF will fund nearly 200 animal health studies. Animal lovers, both individuals and groups, are invited to s...

Glendale Raptors Join Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast and Animal Planet's Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald for Second Annual Halloween Costume Drive & Halloween Party for Kunsberg School at National Jewish Medical and Research Center

GLENDALE, Colo., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Utilizing a new, innovative twist on the popular Christmas toy drive, the Glendale Raptors Rugby Football Team will join Four Points by Sheraton Denver Southeast and give back to the community with a "costume closet". Guests, hotel staff and the commu...

Schering-Plough Announces Transition of Animal Health Leadership

KENILWORTH, N.J., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corporation (NYSE: SGP ) today announced the transition of leadership of its Animal Health unit from Ruurd Stolp, D.V.M., Ph.D., to Raul E. Kohan, who was previously the Deputy Head of the Animal Health unit. In his role as s...

Dr. Gail Golab, Head of AVMA Animal Welfare Division, Becomes First U.S. Veterinarian Credentialed in Animal Welfare

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Gail Golab, head of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Division, traveled across the globe to achieve a top career goal -- to become America's first veterinarian credentialed in animal welfare. Dr. Golab earned her m...

New methods identify and manipulate 'newborn' cells in animal model of Parkinson's disease

When cells in the brain are lost through disease or injury, neighboring cells begin to divide and multiply, but only a few areas in the brain are able to produce new neurons. Patients with Parkinson's disease suffer degeneration of certain neurons that reside in an area of the brain called the sub...

Yerkes researchers create animal model of chronic stress

In an effort to better understand how chronic stress affects the human body, researchers at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University, have created an animal model that shows how chronic stress affects behavior, physiolog...

Hero Police Dog Succumbs to Cancer - Morris Animal Foundation Honors 'Rocky' - Also Honored 'Rocky' Six Years Ago When He Was Shot

- Rocky Loses Cancer Battle on the Anniversary of His Heroism - Morris Animal Foundation Leading Campaign to Cure Canine Cancer - One in Four Dogs Dies of Cancer - Leading Cause of Death in Dogs over 2 DENVER, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer has claimed a hero police dog, and Morris Ani...

Morris Animal Foundation Receives $1 Million Donation From Hill's for Cat Health Research - Cat Lovers Have Reason to Celebrate

Donation Also Includes Genetic Research Data to Identify New Tools for Veterinarians, Enhancing Cat Health DENVER, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) has received a donation of $1 million from Hill's Pet Nutrition, accompanied by a donation of ground-break...
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