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Can We Eradicate Goat Plague?

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A Cummings School researcher is looking to wipe out a viral illness that threatens endangered species—and the livelihoods of families in the developing world.

Congenital Heart Defects Study : Investigating Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in Pembroke Welsh Corgis

Monday, February, 23rd, 2015 CVMC Dog Owner Education

Description: Congenital heart defects occur in a variety of dog breeds, with the most common being the patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).  Although this is a correctable disorder in most puppies, it requires surgery or a catheter-based procedure which can be expensive and is not without risk.  Therefore, determining the genetic cause of PDA in dogs Read More

Evaluating hypercoagulability in dogs with brachycephalic airway syndrome: similarity to human obstructive sleep apnea.

Monday, February, 23rd, 2015 CVMC Dog Owner Education

Description: The primary purpose of the study is to determine whether English Bulldogs are more hypercoagulable than non-brachycephalic dogs by running a series of coagulation tests. We are also interested in determining if C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation and cardiovascular risk, is elevated in English Bulldogs as it is in humans with obstructive sleep Read More

Clinical Studies Provide Hope for Pet Owners

Monday, February, 23rd, 2015 CVMC

Many of you may be familiar with clinical trials used in treating human disease. In a similar way, veterinary clinical studies are being conducted to assess promising new treatments, drugs or procedures in animals. As in human health, participation in veterinary clinical trials is on a volunteer basis. As an academic veterinary medical center, the Read More

Monitoring Equine Leg Skin Temperature During Exercise and Rehabilitation

Monday, February, 23rd, 2015 CVMC Equine Owner Education rDVM Education

Description: The purpose of the study is to determine the correlations between skin temperature at various locations on the leg and the potential change with injury to a soft tissue structure. Inclusion Criteria: The horses must have no prior disease or injury other than their current tendon/ligament injury. The horses must also be Hunter/Jumper competition horses. Read More

Second Opinion at Tufts Saves Shayla’s Life

Thursday, January, 8th, 2015 CVMC Success Story

They say big things come in small packages. Well, you can say the same for big diseases. Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis or GME is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, which effects many small breed dogs and one which very few people know anything about. When Veronica was asked to tell her story about Shayla, Read More