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Studies in dog and human obesity intersect Research done by the GOdogs Project at Cambridge is seeking to find the genetic cause of canine obesity. In one project, the DNA of more than 300 Labrador retrievers was tested, showing that some of the dogs were missing a gene called pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC). [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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Technological advances have improved our access to information, speed to market, competitive intelligence, and enhanced our successes. On the darker side, technology has blurred the lines between our work lives and our personal lives. This often causes us to be busier, but less productive....Continue Reading Source: Forbes [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) Foundation announced the winners of its first annual Solutions for the Profession Competition. The competition offers veterinary students an opportunity to share an innovative solution to a problem facing the profession. Over one hundred entries were submitted from around the world. Veterinary student debt and [...]
Thu, May 25, 2017
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A new predictive model suggests that data can provide accurate predictions for the prevalence of Lyme disease in dogs. This information can not only help veterinarians get an idea of the risk dogs they treat are subject to, but give an idea of the risk of Lyme disease to the [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
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Not everyone who hears a dog growling assumes they are being threatened. Researchers at Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary tested whether people can identify the context of a dog's growl. They used three different natural situations: dogs at play, dogs guarding food, and dogs faced with a stranger. Participants were able [...]
Wed, May 24, 2017
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The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) Board of Directors announced the formation of the Veterinary Nurse Initiative Coalition to pursue legislative amendments to establish the credential of Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN). The RVN credential would substitute for the titles of Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician [...]
Thu, May 18, 2017
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