The importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are hurting dogs, and more insights from the renowned animal behaviorist
How do animals perceive the world? Differently than us, animal behaviorist Temple Grandin told a Tufts audience on January 8. But it’s important to remember that even though that’s the case, she said, they have emotions like ours.
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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.
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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
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
The cancer that most commonly affects the mouth of cats is called oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). This cancer is common and responds poorly to treatment. The average life expectancy for cats diagnosed with this cancer is approximately six-months. Cats may exhibit a number of problems as a result of OSCC, including a swelling in Read More
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
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
We are sometimes asked whether a pet could acquire fleas while hospitalized. This informational flyer is intended to help you understand fleas and their control and treatment.