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  • A One Health Perspective on Antimicrobial Resistance

    Thursday, November 16 2017

    laura kahn

    During the 2017 Annual Fall Conference, the Class of 1963 Distinguished Lectureship featured Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, FACP. Kahn shared her research on One Health and the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance in “A One Health Perspective on Antimicrobial Resistance.”

  • Cancer and Pets

    Wednesday, November 8 2017

    golden retriever with vet

    Neoplasia is the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells in the body. The growth itself is called a neoplasm or tumor.

    Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign neoplasms tend to grow slowly. They displace, but do not invade, surrounding body tissues and do not spread throughout the body.

    Malignant neoplasms, on the other hand, can be unpredictable and grow at various rates, sometimes rapidly. They invade surrounding tissues and spread or metastasize to other parts of the body.

  • Cooler Weather and Horses

    Wednesday, November 1 2017

    tan horse

    Cooler weather can be ideal horseback riding weather. Nothing like a cool day to energize ourselves and decrease the bugs to make it a perfect day for a good ride.

    As cooler days increase, here are some tips to prepare your horse and its environment.

    Monitor your pastures. If you have adequate acreage, take horses off specific areas to allow the grasses themselves to prepare for winter. Leaving some height/leaf on the grasses allows them to store nutrients.

  • Make Halloween Safer for Pets

    Tuesday, October 24 2017

    dog with pumpkin

    Halloween can be scary for pets. Strange costumes, eerie noises and tempting treats that can be deadly.

    The American Veterinary Medical Association, PetMD, and the American Animal Hospital Association offer these tips for pet owners.

  • Whisker Fatigue in Cats

    Monday, October 2 2017

    black and white cat

    Whiskers are more than facial adornments on cats. Whiskers act as high-powered antennae that pull signals into a cat’s brain and nervous system.

    A proprioceptor at the end of each whisker tells your cat a lot about its world. For example, a cat’s whiskers are about as long as the cat is wide and therefore act as a ruler of sorts. A cat can sense the size of an opening based on whether or not its whiskers are touching on either side.