College Of Veterinary Medicine

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Cancer Prevalent in Pets but Treatable, Says Veterinarian

About 50 percent of dogs and 33 percent of cats age 10 years and older will develop cancer. Although it is very prevalent in these animals, a Kansas State University veterinarian says depending upon the type of cancer, it may be very treatable and doesn’t have to be a life-limiting disease. Mary Lynn Higginbotham, assistant […]

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‘Man’s best friend’ shares similar ‘albino’ gene

Michigan State University researchers have identified a genetic mutation in Doberman pinschers that causes albinism in the breed, a discovery that has eluded veterinarians and breeders worldwide up until now. Paige Winkler, a doctoral student in the College of Veterinary Medicine, co-led the study with Joshua Bartoe, an assistant professor in the Department of Small […]

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Veterinary diagnosticians using test to determine severity of new dog disease

There’s a new disease lurking at the dog park. Canine circovirus, also called dog circovirus, was discovered in 2012; however, researchers are still trying to determine the severity of the disease, according to Jianfa Bai, molecular diagnostician and assistant professor at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dogs infected with circovirus may show symptoms […]

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