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Medical news and research summaries

Recent Research Highlights Infectious Potential of Baylisascaris procyonis

Human Resistance to Feline Leukemia Virus Infection

Field Trial of Polyprenyl Immunostimulant in Cats with Noneffusive Feline Infectious Peritonitis

Spaying Large-Breed Dogs Later in Their First Year May Decrease Incontinence Risk

Genetic Cause Found for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Dalmatians

Prevalence of Cutaneous Adverse Food Reactions in Dogs and Cats

Cats’ Litter Box Preferences in Multicat Environments

New Heart Disease Drug May Help Both Cats and People

Zoonotic Sporotrichosis in Brazil Transmitted by Cats

Evolutionary Virology May Clarify How Rabies Infects New Hosts

Vector-Borne Diseases in Gray Wolves in Wisconsin

Survival Times of Dogs With Pituitary-Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism With and Without Treatment

Using Roadkill Animals to Study Bacterial Natural Products

Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Transplants May Improve Vision in Mice with End-Stage Retinal Degeneration

Effect of Cranberry Extract on Bacteriuria in Dogs with Intervertebral Disk Herniation

Body Weight Affects Echocardiographic Measurements in Cats

Dog Walking May Affect Dog Owners’ Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety

CDC Report of Cat Scratch Disease in the United States

Geographic Patterns of Antimicrobial Resistance in Companion Animal Urinary Tract Infections in Europe

Aesop’s Fable Experiments Shed Light on How Birds Learn

Santa’s Reindeer Clear Health Check for International Flight

Can Dogs Recall Human Actions? Study Reveals Possible Episodic Memory in Dogs

Equine-Assisted Therapy Linked to Functional Brain Changes in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Dogs as Models of Human Rare Diseases

Nutraceutical Diet Improves Treatment Response in Dogs with Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Cats: Clinical Signs and Treatment Response

Pimobendan Delays Onset of Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs with Mitral Valve Disease and Cardiomegaly

Counting Free-Roaming Cats in Cities: A Step Toward Humane Management

Second Pathogen Discovered in Vector of Salmon Poisoning Disease

How Bees Choose Which Pollen to Collect

Most Mammals Live Longer in Zoos than in the Wild

Neurobiological Basis of Dogs’ Social Responses to Humans

Effects of Age and Breed on Hematological and Biochemical Test Results in Young Miniature Schnauzers and Labrador Retrievers

Survey Results: How Veterinarians Prescribe Fluoxetine for Dogs and Cats

Psychobiotics: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go?

First Report of a Live Attenuated Canine Influenza Virus for Potential Vaccine Development

How Did the Snake Lose Its Legs? Genome Sequencing May Have Found an Answer

Researchers Find Evidence of Emotion-like States in Bees

CDC Reports Neurologic and Ocular Disease Caused by Raccoon Roundworm Infection

Canine H3N8 Influenza Vaccine Partially Protects Against H3N2 Influenza in Mice

Genetic Screening Reveals Additional Dog Breeds at Risk for Hereditary Disorders

Body Condition Score and Prognosis in Dogs with Lymphosarcoma and Osteosarcoma

Efficacy of Afoxolaner and Fluralaner Against Sarcoptes scabiei Infestations in Dogs

Perceptions of Tail Docking and Ear Cropping in Dogs

Changes in American Attitudes Toward Animals May Reflect Concern for Animal Welfare

Antihyperglycemic Effect of D-Allulose in Dogs Given Oral Glucose

USDA Distributing and Testing Oral Rabies Vaccines for Wildlife

Epidemiology of Patellar Luxation in Dogs in England

Wearable Flash Glucose Monitor Tested in Dogs

Canine Distemper Virus Infection in Giant Pandas

Anti-Nerve Growth Factor Improves Mobility in Cats with Degenerative Joint Disease

Epidemiology of Diabetes Mellitus in Cats in England

Carprofen Potentiates Activity of Doxycycline Against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius In Vitro

Acoustic Features of Dog Barks Predict Annoyance Levels in Humans

Review of Endoscopic Gastrointestinal Tract Biopsy in Dogs and Cats

Comparison of Cosyntropin Doses for ACTH Stimulation Testing

Quality of Life of Owners of Epileptic Italian Spinoni

Effectiveness of Fluralaner and Afoxolaner Against Flea Infestations in Dogs

New APHIS Website Helps Pet Owners and Veterinarians Navigate International Travel Requirements

Drug Residues in Horse Tissues After Intravenous Anesthesia and Intrathecal Lidocaine Euthanasia

Multidrug-Resistant Infections in Veterinary Clinics

Findings from the Swiss Canine Cancer Registry, 1955-2008

Treatment for Feline Infectious Peritonitis on the Horizon?

Predicting the Locations of Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks: Global Distribution of Mammal Hosts

FDA Releases Guidelines for Regulation of Therapeutic Pet Diets

New Ohio Law Allows Emergency Responders to Treat Animals

Dog Walking Is Associated With Better Health in Older Adults

Rare Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension in Humans Has Been Identified in Dogs

Potential Updates on Storage of Equine Fecal Samples for Parasite Analysis

Caring for Pets Linked to Glycemic Control in Children With Diabetes

CDC Assesses Rabies Control Measures in Ethiopia

Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Brazilian Monkeys Test Positive for Zika

Influenza D in Small Ruminants and Other Species

Quality Control in Veterinary Diagnostic Testing

Environmental Contamination With Sulfadiazine Powder Given to Pigs

Primary Splenic Torsion in Dogs

Fireworks Cause Anxiety in Horses: New Zealand Survey Respondents Hope for a Ban

Fleas Likely Not Resistant to New Flea Control Products

Experts Identify Behavioral Signs of Pain in Cats

ACVIM Releases Consensus Statement on Seizure Management in Dogs

Findings From the Swiss Feline Cancer Registry, 1965-2008

Reading to Dogs May Help Children; Further Study Is Needed

ACVIM Releases Consensus Statement on Blood Donor Screening for Blood-Borne Pathogens

New Rabies Recommendations for Dogs and Cats

Dogs With Cancer Helping People With Cancer

Conference coverage

VICTORIA Trial Results: Vericiguat Demonstrates Benefit in Patients With Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction (p 1)

Effects of Renal Denervation in the Absence of Antihypertensive Medications: SPYRAL HTN-OFF MED Pivotal Trial (p 11)

plasmaMATCH Trial Results Suggest That ctDNA Can Identify Patients With HER2 and AKT1 Mutations (p 8)

What’s New in the AMA Manual of Style

Recognizing and Treating Shock in Cats

Unblock That Cat, STAT!

Environmental Enrichment: The Key to Ameliorating Pandora Syndrome

AAFP 2018: Decontamination of Toxicoses in Cats

AAFP 2018: Managing Upper Respiratory Infections in Shelter Cats

Feline Chronic Pain

NY Vet 2017: Osteoarthritis in Cats

Developing a Vaccine for Lyme Disease

ACVC 2017: Critical Care Nutrition

WRNC 2018: Managing Wounds in Wildlife

NY Vet 2017: Managing Seizures

ACVIM 2017: Chemotherapy-Induced Vomiting and Inappetence

ACVIM 2017: Opportunistic Infections in Dogs With Immune-Mediated Diseases

ACVIM 2017: Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction in Horses

Teleradiology Tips

ACVIM 2017: An Alternative Treatment for Heartworm Disease

Diagnosing and Treating Cancer in Companion Animals

CVC Virginia Beach 2017: Osteosarcoma

One Health and Antimicrobial Resistance

Tips for Managing Osteoarthritis in Dogs

WVC 2017: Ten Tips for Neurologic Examinations

WVC 2017: Localizing Cranial Nerve Lesions

Feature articles, professional audience

Who’s at Risk for Bartonellosis? A One Health Perspective

Snakebite in Animals: A Brief Refresher

Feature articles, general audience

Dealing with Fleas

Learn the Signs and Sounds of Kennel Cough

It’s Spring and My Pet Itches! A Look at Seasonal Allergies