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Do pulse crops belong in pet food?

May 20th, 2014

A three-year study at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) may find a new use for some of the province’s most popular pulse crops – peas, faba beans and lentils. The study plans to look at the digestibility and glycemic index of different pulse starches for cats and dogs. It’s a follow up to the successful beagle study that …

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WCVM researchers are exploring the anti-obesity and anti-diabetic potential of nesfatin-1, a novel protein. iStockphoto.com.

Nesfatin-1: obesity, diabetes fighter?

In North America, metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity are becoming epidemic among people as well as their pets. As many as 50 per cent of cats and dogs in domestic households are overweight or obese and science still doesn’t fully understand why some individuals are more prone to metabolic disease than others. Dr. Suraj Unniappan, an associate professor …

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U of S students earn kudos for research

Seven University of Saskatchewan students earned recognition for their summer research efforts during the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s 2012 Undergraduate Research Student Poster Days on September 4 and 5. The annual event showcases the research projects conducted by the veterinary college’s summer research students during their four-month work experiences. This summer, nearly two dozen students worked alongside their faculty …

September 19th, 2012 Full story »