Breed-related disease: Siberian Husky

John K. Rosembert   The Siberian Husky is a medium-sized working dog breed with a thick coat that comes in a multitude of colors and markings. Their blue or multi-colored eyes and striking facial masks only add to the appeal of this breed, which originated in Siberia. It is a breed that combines power, speed,…

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Is an FIP treatment close at hand?

When it comes to developing a vaccine for feline infectious peritonitis, things are a bit complex to say the least March 5, 2020 By Steve Dale In his 1991 book, Feline Husbandry: Diseases and Management in the Multiple-cat Environment, Pedersen offered no information regarding a treatment for FIP. “How could we? There was none. We didn’t…

Breed-related disease: Siamese cat

John K. Rosembert Siamese, popular short-haired breed of domestic cat originally from Thailand, a country whose official name was Siam until 1939. The Siamese is a lithe long-bodied cat with slim legs and a long slim tail. It has a long wedge-shaped head and blue eyes. They have a distinctive “pointed” coat: a light-colored background…

Independent veterinary laboratories face extinction

  Zoetis grows diagnostics franchise with Ethos; Idexx shutters Marshfield satellites February 21, 2020 By Jennifer Fiala A number of regional, independent reference laboratories catering to US veterinarians have sold in recent months to national corporations, each jockeying for market share in a $ 2.6 billion industry that  analysts predict  will generate double-digit growth from…