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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

Triumphing over Tetanus

Not many dogs contract this infection—and many of those that do die. However, intensive care at the Foster Hospital saved two pets with severe tetanus in less than a year

This Tufts veterinary student spent the summer playing music for very good dogs to see if it helped with short-term stress

Boston Globe Second-year veterinary student, Sidney Beecy, discusses her research project that looks at the effect of music on short-term stress in dogs. Also quoted is Seana-Dowling Guyer, who is working with Sidney on this project, alongside Dr. Emily McCobb and Tufts University psychology professor, Ani Patel. Read full article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/09/27/this-tufts-veterinary-student-spent-summer-playing-music-for-very-good-dogs-see-helped-with-short-term-stress/YEgwEURoy9vhILydLWjBEN/story.html

A Potential Game Changer for Pets with Diabetes

Clinical studies will evaluate whether a weekly insulin injection controls glucose levels in sick dogs—and soon in cats
When Olaf, a four-year-old Siberian husky, was diagnosed with diabetes in February, there wasn’t anything his owners, Gina and Brian Dacey, wouldn’t do to help him. “We’ve had him since he was a few weeks old, and he’s really still just a baby,” Gina Dacey said.

Temple Grandin on Looking through the Eyes of Animals

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.