A new human coronavirus that emerged from China has put public health officials on high alert. Here’s the information veterinarians need, both to answer questions and to address potential medical shortage issues.
Cancerous and Non-Cancerous Growths in a Dog’s Mouth
An oral mass refers to a growth in a dog’s mouth or surrounding head region. While not all growths (masses) are cancerous, oral tumors can become malignant and fatal if they are not treated early and aggressively.
Cerebellar Cortical Degeneration Associated with Feline Leukemia Virus
An 8-month-old male domestic cat presented with altered consciousness, symmetric ataxia, hypermetric gait, vertical positional nystagmus, mydriasis, strabismus, intention tremor of the head, and increased patellar reflexes. Neuro diagnosis suggested a multifocal brain dysfunction. The cat tested se
A Cancer Drug Trial For Dogs Presented At The RSNA Annual Meeting
What do you do when your best friend is diagnosed with a cancer that kills most of its patients within a few months? A few brave dog owners turned to Johns Hopkins, where veterinarians, radiologists and physicists have teamed up to conduct an experimental trial of a therapy they hope will extend…
Our dogs rely on us to keep them happy and healthy. In return, dogs provide us with love and companionship. All too often though, we are damaging our dog’s health without even realizing it. We tend to love our dogs in the wrong way. We cave into those puppy dog eyes, we want to cuddle…
Canine melanoma is the umbrella term for a group of melanocytic tumor subtypes that are so complex and diverse (yet distinct from each other) that they can sometimes seem as if they are different diseases entirely.
Working Toward a Cure for Bone Cancer in Dogs & Children
Drawing on groundbreaking immunotherapy techniques pioneered at Penn, the Vet School’s Nicola Mason is working toward a cure for bone cancer in dogs and children and to spark broader advances in the field of comparative medicine. By Kathryn Levy Feldman | Photography by Candace diCarlo As the owner of four Saint Bernards, Kelly Buss knew…
TGen-Ethos Underscore Need for Setting High Standards in Veterinary Cancer Diagnostic
Ethos Veterinary Health, Ethos Discovery, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope, announced today that they have developed a highly accurate test for the diagnosis of canine …
Finding could be used to assess how best to treat dogs with mast cell tumours. Scientists have successfully identified genetic changes in canine mast cell tumours that are linked to the spread of tumours.
Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version
An immunotherapy based on autologous canine osteosarcoma cells resulted in remission for more than 400 days after surgery, compared with 270 days for dogs in a different study treated with chemotherapy, researchers reported at the Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference.