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Cancer scientists go to the dogs for help

April 08th, 2013

Though similarities between human and canine cancers have long been recognized, researchers are just now beginning to explore the potential of using canine oncology research models. “Canine oncology research models are still really new,” says Dr. Valerie MacDonald, associate professor of medical oncology in the WCVM’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. MacDonald, who treats hundreds of dogs diagnosed with …

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Canine “tripods” regain their stride

Karen Mohr and her husband Dave Leswick first noticed their rambunctious golden retriever Oliver limping on his right hind leg after the eight-year-old dog took a tumble off the side of the dock at the family cabin in August 2012. “Oliver always got really excited when you threw his toy because he got to jump out into the water to …

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