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Dr. Liz Snead

Study tests faster cure for UTIs in dogs

January 06th, 2014

Anyone who has taken antibiotics knows that the longer the treatment time, the more likely a dose is missed. And as the symptoms disappear, so does the motivation to finish the entire vial of pills. Owners face the same challenges when treating their pets with antibiotics. While the typical antibiotic treatment time for women with urinary tract infections (UTIs) usually …

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WCVM researchers are testing whether a shorter course of antibiotics is just as effective in treating UTIs in dogs. Photo: Myrna MacDonald.
Trinita Barboza

Synchrotron shines light on prostate cancer

University of Saskatchewan researchers are pioneering the use of synchrotron technology to study prostate cancer in humans and dogs. The dog serves as a good model for the study of human prostate disease because it’s the only animal known to spontaneously develop prostate cancer with advancing age. Using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) synchrotron at the U of S, Trinita …

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Prostate research presentation

U of S prostate researchers receive donation

The University of Saskatchewan Prostate Research Team has received $26,000 from Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) for prostate research. The project, “Development of synchrotron-based imaging and therapy tools for prostate cancer research using a canine model,” focuses on the development of improved diagnostic and treatment tools for prostate cancer in humans through the use of a dog model and a …

February 01st, 2012 Full story »