Vet Topics: Winter 2015

Drs. Joseph Rubin and Madalagama Appuhamilage Roshan Priyantha examine bacterium commonly found in dogs.

Drs. Joseph Rubin and Madalagama Appuhamilage Roshan Priyantha examine bacterium commonly found in dogs.

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!

 

 

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