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Penn State researcher to explore how vitamin D affects COVID-19

Funding from the National Institutes of Health will enable Margherita Cantorna, distinguished professor of molecular immunology and nutrition in the College of Agricultural Sciences, to study whether vitamin D supplementation could help people ward off or reduce symptoms caused by COVID-19.

Big cats and small dogs: solving the mystery of canine distemper in wild tigers

Monday, November 23, 2020 – 2:29pm Tiger image 5.jpg Amur tigers share their taiga forest habitat with wild carnivores that act as a reservoir of canine distemper virus. Photo: Wildlife Conservation Society If you think getting your cat to the vet is tricky, new research has revealed that vaccination of endangered Amur (Siberian) tigers is […]

Dialysis Saves Dog with Acute Kidney Injury

Dialysis Saves Dog with Acute Kidney Injury Rob Warren November 23, 2020 “Case of the Month” – November 2020 Daisy, an 8-year-old female collie/terrier mix, grew up in Malibu, so she loves the beach. She’s always been a well-seasoned beachgoer, prepared for anything that might come her way. But a recent trip to Pacifica Beach […]

Can Cats and Dogs Be Allergic to Humans?

Given how common allergies to other species are, you may wonder: Can the opposite be true? Could a cat or dog have an allergic reaction to their owner, or to humans in general? Maybe, says Douglas Deboer, a dermatologist at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. There has been some research […]

CVMBS Teaches Conflict Management In New Video Series

Even in the healthiest work environments and relationships, employees can find themselves facing conflict from time to time. Rather than trying to avoid or ignore conflict, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVBMS) recognizes that “conflict simply is.” To encourage healthy habits for addressing conflict in the workplace, the CVMBS’ Office […]

Summer Projects Allow Students to Combat COVID-19, Racial Injustice

When COVID-19 derailed their summer plans, these Tufts students were awarded grant funding from Tisch College for projects to help their communities instead Alex Lein, A21, oversaw a summer grant program established by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life for students doing COVID-related work that engages their home communities. About 77 projects were […]

Face Masks Pose a Health Risk to Animals

Veterinarians warn pet owners to keep dogs away from masks—and urge all to properly dispose of used face coverings Betsy Kehoe is not sure how King, her 2-year-old Labrador retriever, managed to eat two face masks sometime in mid-October. The dog is always supervised and leashed outdoors, except when playing in his backyard pen in […]