Vet Topics: Winter 2015
The Winter 2015 issue of Vet Topics is now available online. Click here to download a PDF version of this issue that includes the following stories:
- CAHF funds pet health research teams at U of S: Scientists at the U of S have received $76,800 in research funding from the WCVM’s Companion Animal Health Fund.
- CAHF Supporters: Dr. Brain Gibbs (WCVM ’70): Meet Dr. Brian Gibbs, a longtime veterinarian and a staunch supporter of the CAHF.
- Pigmentary uveitis remains a mystery: Veterinary student Vanessa Holly describes her summer research project that focused on providing answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about pigmentary uveitis.
- Do pulses belong in food? A three-year study at the U of S may find a new use for some of the province’s most popular pulse crops — peas, faba bean and lentils.
- CAHF fellow helps fungus-filled dogs: Physicians us the drug voriconazole in their human patients to cure fungal infections in difficult-to-treat sites and to combat fungal diseases such as systemic aspergillosis. But can this anti-fungal drug be used in dogs?
- Rabies—what you need to know: Vaccination is the best prevention against this deadly disease that can spread from animals to people.
- Anka never lost her smile: The creators of “Anka’s Best Friend Fund” describe the dog that inspired them every day.
- CAHF pet notecards: Check out the fund’s beautiful new notecards that are available for only $20!