Breed-related disease: Japanese Bobtail

The Japanese Bobtail is a breed of domestic cat with an unusual bobtail more closely resembling the tail of a rabbit than that of other cats. The variety is native to Japan and Southeast Asia, though it is now found throughout the world. The breed has been known in Japan for centuries, and it frequently […]

Breed-related disease: Poodle

Poodles are believed to have originated in Germany, though they have been known as French dogs for many years. Their name is derived from the German word pudel, meaning “to splash in water.” Standard poodles are considered the oldest form of this breed. Their history of use as retrievers and water dogs led to the […]

Antibiotic Resistance: Horizontal Gene Transfer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Antibiotic Resistance: Horizontal Gene Transfer   Robert Lo, Ph. D, D.V.M.   Antimicrobial compounds, including both naturally and chemically synthesized compounds, have been one of the most important inventions to combat infections. Penicillin was the first natural antibiotic to be discovered from Penicillium fungus by Alexander Fleming in 1928. Following the discovery of penicillin, […]