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The Chihuahua dog: A new animal model for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis CLN7 disease?

The Chihuahua dog: A new animal model for neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis CLN7 disease? To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses are a group of incurable lysosomal storage disorders characterized by neurodegeneration and accumulation of lipopigments mainly within […]

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Novel neurodegenerative disease and gene identified with the help of ‘man’s best friend’

A breakthrough study performed in an international collaboration led by Professor Tosso Leeb from the University of Bern and Professor Hannes Lohi from the University of Helsinki together with the veterinary neurologists and neuropathologists at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the University of Helsinki has identified a gene mutation that causes a novel type […]

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Rabies booster defends pets with out-of-date vaccination against the disease

A new study by Kansas State University veterinary diagnosticians finds that pets with out-of-date rabies vaccinations are very unlikely to develop the fatal disease if given a rabies booster immediately after exposure to the virus. The finding gives pet owners, veterinarians and public health officials new options when faced with the difficult situation of quarantining […]

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Dog disease in lions spread by multiple species

Canine distemper, a viral disease that’s been infecting the famed lions of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, appears to be spread by multiple animal species, according to a study published by a transcontinental team of scientists. Writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they say domestic dogs are no longer the primary […]

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Global snapshot of infectious canine cancer shows how to control disease

While countries with dog control policies have curbed an infectious and gruesome canine cancer, the disease is continuing to lurk in the majority of dog populations around the world, particularly in areas with many free-roaming dogs. This is according to research published in the open access journal BMC Veterinary Research. The survey of veterinarians across […]

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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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Sick As a Dog: Is it Time to Take Your Dog to the Vet?

Dogs, like people, occasionally get sick. But just like we don’t go to the doctor for every cold, our dogs don’t need to go the vet for every little cough. That being said, how do you know when the illness is serious for a trip to the vet? Below is a list of 5 common […]

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Debilitating effects of disease on toy dog breeds uncovered

A new study from the University of Surrey, published today in the journal PLOS One, has identified the specific effect Chiari malformation has on the shape of a dog’s skull and brain. This condition has become prevalent as a result of selective breeding and affects many toy dog breeds which have been bred to look […]

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Mystery disease killing Ohio dogs

Veterinarians, health officials and dog owners are alarmed by the mysterious recent deaths of four dogs in Ohio. Some experts suspect the dogs may have died a few days after exposure to a virus that’s normally found in pigs. Three dogs in the Cincinnati area and a fourth dog near Akron died in August after […]

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Signs Of Ill Health in Dogs

Watch out for these important signs that can help you determine the health status in your dogs. 1) If your dog has constant nasal discharge, it can indicate the presence of nasal congestion, just like in humans. Your dog may have a “common cold”. However, if the discharge is thick and smells bad or is “off-color”, […]

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