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The looming concern about copper in dog food: Copper overload is quietly killing our dogs

Friday, January 28, 2022 – 11:16am Labradoodle.todd-mittens.stockviaunsplash.jpg Excess copper in commercial dog foods can lead to liver problems. Photo: Todd Mittens/Unsplash. We all know good nutrition is critical for the health and longevity of our dogs, and most of us rely on commercial dog foods to help us achieve that. Now, what if we told you those complete-and-balanced diets — the quality food you’ve carefully chosen for your dog — may be slowly killing them?  […]

Gut Microbes Help Hibernating Ground Squirrels Emerge Strong and Healthy in Spring

Ground squirrels spend the end of summer gorging on food, preparing for hibernation. They need to store a lot of energy as fat, which becomes their primary fuel source underground in their hibernation burrows all winter long. While hibernating, ground squirrels enter a state called torpor. Their metabolism drops to as low as just 1% of […]

Gut Microbes Help Some Squirrels Stay Strong During Hibernation

“After long bed rest, humans are just not jumping up and down and climbing mountains,” says study coauthor Hannah Carey, a hibernation physiologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “But that’s what these [squirrels] have to do.” The post Gut Microbes Help Some Squirrels Stay Strong During Hibernation appeared first on School of Veterinary Medicine.

Seeing The Bigger Picture: How Cataracts Affect Pets

Just as humans may develop vision loss or impairments, our animal friends also can experience issues such as cataracts as they age. The term cataract refers to an opacity of the lens within the eye, causing both a discomfort and a loss of vision. While all species are susceptible to developing cataracts, Dr. Lucien Vallone, […]

Unusual Pets

Dr. James Serpell discusses the relationships between humans and animals, and what defines a pet.

New well-being program director sets sights on increased programming, resources for college community

Thursday, January 27, 2022 – 9:29am Kate Buckley.JPG Kate Buckley ’01 will join the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) as the community’s well-being program director. In this role, Buckley will create and promote initiatives that support the well-being of the college and its community of students, faculty, staff, interns and residents. Photo: Carol […]

NC State Veterinary Medicine Research Roundup, January 2022

A look at some of the latest published studies from the CVM. Blood Values in Loggerhead Sea Turtles Restrained for Health Exams Sea turtles are often restrained manually for brief periods during veterinary evaluation and care in rescue, rehabilitation, research and aquarium settings. Blood gas values and lactate are routinely evaluated during triage of sea […]

New hospital director brings relationship building and big-picture thinking

Dr. Chad Johannes with Lexi, a patient at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. (Kellen Bakovich) After spending a year at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for an internship in small animal medicine, Dr. Chad Johannes spent the next 24 years trying to come back to work at Colorado State University. He finally made it. Johannes is […]