Vet Topics (Winter 2013) now online

Jim Dobie and Terri Schindel

Jim Dobie and Terri Schindel with their two dogs, Parker (left) and Banjo (centre). Photo: Jeff Entwistle.

The Winter 2013 issue of Vet Topics introduces a new look and some changes to how the Companion Animal Health Fund (CAHF) will stay in touch with its supporters.

To save printing costs, the CAHF plans to limit future production of Vet Topics. Instead the fund’s stories will be distributed to supporters through a regular e-newsletter called (you guessed it!) Vet Topics.

Besides the e-newsletters, supporters can always visit the fund’s online home ( where they will find CAHF news and pet health resources 24/7, every day of the year.

The CAHF has also created new ways to keep in touch: supporters can follow @VetTopics on Twitter, and the fund now has a Facebook page for pet owners and veterinarians.

Download the complete Winter 2013 issue of Vet Topics or click on the following links for individual stories:

Synchrotron sheds light on prostate cancer: University of Saskatchewan researchers are pioneering the use of synchrotron technology to study prostate cancer in humans and dogs.

Study first step toward novel cancer therapy: Veterinary oncology resident Dr. Kirsty Elliot’s research may help to pave the way to discovering novel methods of treating and predicting the outcomes of certain cancers.

Study explores EPEC and parvoviral enteritis: A WCVM-based research project will help to raise awareness among veterinarians that a dog showing classical signs of parvovirus may not necessarily be infected with parvovirus.

Small animal surgery clicked with Plesman: CAHF Research Fellow Dr. Rhea Plesman talks about her passion for small animal orthopedic surgery and research work at the WCVM.

A pancreatitis primer: Pancreatitis is an increasingly important pancreatic disorder in cats, but what exactly is it? What happens when a cat becomes ill due to pancreatitis?

Memorial tributes ease the grief: Veterinarians and pet owners alike are honouring the memories of pets and people through the Companion Animal Health Fund’s memorial program.


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