Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA)

Symmetric dimethylarginine (SDMA)   Andy Pachikerl, Ph.D   Introduction For over a millennium and a few centuries, urinalysis has given leads to medical diagnoses. It was until the repetitive use of clinical chemistry approximately 50 – 60 years that these data of renal biomarkers became commonplace in human and veterinary medicine. From here onwards, both…

Convenience, connectivity drive pet tech market

“Smart” pet products saw $491 million in sales in 2019, Packaged Facts reports May 25, 2020   When it comes to pet care, owners love their gadgets. This is according to a recent report from market research firm Packaged Facts, titled, U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2020-2021: Responding to the COVID-19 Impact. Read more     Since…

Laser therapy combo aids in canine DM treatment

Vet Practice News A combination of laser and rehabilitation therapies could help slow the progression of canine degenerative myelopathy The addition of laser treatments to traditional rehabilitation therapy could help dogs suffering from canine degenerative myelopathy (DM) lead longer, healthier lives. This is the focus of new research published in the peer-reviewed journal, Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine, and…

Case study: Report of the first clinical case of intestinal trichomoniasis caused by Tritrichomonas foetus in a cat with chronic diarrhoea in Brazil

Case study: Report of the first clinical case of intestinal trichomoniasis caused by Tritrichomonas foetus in a cat with chronic diarrhoea in Brazil   Robert Lo, Ph.D, D.V.M   A seven-month-old, entire male domestic shorthair kitten was presented to the Veterinary Hospital of the School of Veterinary Medicine – University of São Paulo, Brazil. The…

Antibiotic Prescribing Habits in Spain

Antibiotic resistance is a growing concern in both human and veterinary medicine and has received attention from veterinary governing bodies worldwide. In addition to calls for judicious use of antibiotics, the close relationship between humans and animals leads to concerns of spread of resistant bacteria from animals to humans in close contact. Multiple studies have…

Breed-related disease: Beagle

John K. Rosembert The beagle is a breed of small hound that is similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound. The beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare (beagling). Possessing a great sense of smell and superior tracking instincts, the beagle is the primary breed used as detection dogs for prohibited…

Raw dog food contains drug resistant bacteria, study finds

Written by Timothy Huzar on May 2, 2020- Fact checked by Mary Cooke, Ph.D. New   New research suggests raw-frozen dog food contains bacteria that are resistant to key antibiotics. The authors were due to present their work at the now  canceled  2020 European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Their work suggests…