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…

Breed-related disease: Bengal cat

John K. Rosembert The Bengal cat is a domesticated cat breed created from hybrids of domestic cats, especially the spotted Egyptian Mau, with the Asian leopard cat, the breed name comes from the leopard cat’s taxonomic name. It is a long, muscular, medium- to large-sized cat, with a broad head and muzzle, high cheekbones, and…

Feline Pancreatic Lipase

Feline Pancreatic Lipase   LIN, WEN-YANG (WESLEY), Ph.D   Feline Pancreatic Lipase is a powerful diagnosing biomarker for feline pancreatitis, whereas serum amylase and serum lipase are usually used in diagnosing pancreatitis for canine, are not effectively in detecting pancreatitis for cats.   Anatomical physiology function of pancreas in cats The feline pancreas is a…