As CWD spreads in cervids, states also monitor humans
As a fatal, infectious neurologic disease has spread in deer and elk, researchers want to make sure it can't affect humans.
Outbreak of Seoul virus in humans linked to pet rats
An outbreak of Seoul virus linked to pet rats had infected at least 13 people as of Feb. 15.
Idaho VMA, Idaho Humane Society sign accord
The Idaho Humane Society will begin limiting many of its veterinary services for the general public to only lower-income pet owners
Study links BSE and deadly human brain disease
Study links BSE and deadly human brain disease There is additional evidence to suggest a link between bovine spongiform
BSE rules finalized
The Food and Drug Administration finalized rules that prohibit adding certain cattle parts to foods for human consumption and other human-
Human Plague frequently asked questions: Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
Researchers to study drug resistance in high-risk cattle
Researchers in Texas and Nebraska plan to study how drug-resistant pathogens spread among cattle and how to prevent infections. The project will focus…
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
AAHA issues guidelines on infection control
Hospital-acquired infections are an ongoing battle for health care facilities in both human and veterinary medicine.
FDA, CDC: Stop buying pig ear treats
Health authorities are warning against buying pig ear pet treats, which are linked to at least 127 cases of salmonellosis in humans.
Eliminating dog-transmitted rabies
Global health organizations hope to eliminate rabies transmission from dogs to humans in the Americas within the next two years.
Report supports rational administration of gastroprotectants to dogs and cats
Concerns have been raised that, as in human patients, acid suppressants are being overprescribed and misused in canine and feline patients.
Handle with care
Dr. Kimberly Pope-Robinson, a board member of the Human Animal Bond Association, gave a talk about the special needs of elderly and disabled animal…
Campylobacter outbreak linked to contact with puppies
Health officials have linked a multistate outbreak of human Campylobacter infections to puppies sold through Petland, a national chain of pet stores
AVMA revises policy on feral cats to encourage collaboration
The AVMA has revised its policy on “Free-roaming Abandoned and Feral Cats” to encourage collaboration among veterinarians, humane
Ebola Virus FAQ
The relative risk of exposure to the Ebola virus in the U.S. is extremely low. Only a small number of isolated human cases and no known animal cases.
Pawspice an option for pets facing the end
By the time a client's pet has grown old, the human-animal bond has increased proportionately to reflect the years of caring and companionship.
Salmonella: Dry Pet Foods and Pet Treats (FAQ)
Questions/answers about Salmonella and pet food: How can pet food become contaminated? How can humans and pets become infected? How can you minimize…
Aquarium cleaner death, anxiety in dogs, and more in the May 1 “In Short” section
Considerations for food animal veterinarians during the COVID-19 pandemic
It’s critical to actively incorporate preventive measures into facility visits to decrease the risk of infection for veterinarians, staff members, and…
CWD spreading, sometimes long before discovery
About four in 10 wild cervids are infected with CWD in areas of Colorado, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The always-fatal prion disease also can simmer…
Tiny ticks, big threat
Ticks responsible for most U.S. vector-borne diseases