Vet Topics (Winter 2009) now online
A new study about the microbial community in cats’ intestines, management tips on dental health care for pets and a profile of a family that fosters pets undergoing radiation therapy are all part of the Winter 2009 issue of Vet Topics — publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Companion Animal Health Fund.
• Micro Kitty: WCVM scientists are the first to witness the diverse, complex microbial community living inside cats.
• Student Scientist: Second-year veterinary student Kristyna Musil delves into the interesting world of feline intestinal bacteria as a summer research student.
• CAHF Wish List: Want to help the Companion Animal Health Fund purchase vital new equipment for pet health care? Check out the details on the CAHF’s Wish List!
• Friends for Life: A Saskatoon couple and their daughter open their home — and their hearts — to out-of-town pets undergoing radiation therapy at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
• A Gift with Teeth: A specialized suite for veterinary dentistry and a new dentistry residency are now in place at the WCVM — thanks to the help of a long-time supporter.
• Dental Care for Your Pet: Veterinary dentist Dr. James Anthony of the WCVM answers questions about common dental problems in pets — and what owners can do to maintain their pets’ oral health.
• Special Spaces: The WCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital opens some more special spaces for small animal clinical services.
• CAHF Contributors: Contributors to the Companion Animal Health Fund during the period between July 1, 2007, and September 30, 2008.
• Bits and Bites: A WCVM scientist’s involvement in a new genetic discovery and the Companion Animal Health Fund’s new notecard sets are part of Bits and Bites — Vet Topics‘ news brief section.