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Ten curious facts about Toxoplasma gondii

Ten curious facts about Toxoplasma gondii

A whimsical look at a parasite that is most definitely not funny. A whole new meaning of “fatal attraction:” toxoplasma infected mice and rats seek out cats One of the strangest scientific discoveries is recognising that parasites are able to...

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One Health: Extending Frontiers in the Art of Medicine

One Health: Extending Frontiers in the Art of Medicine

The scientific era began centuries ago with the Scientific Revolution of 1543 and the teachings of Copernicus, Gallileo, Kepler, Newton, Harvey, Kuhn, Huygens and Shapin. They and other pioneers brought us to the early 1800s.  At that time, the...

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Assessing Pet Health by Laboratory Testing

Assessing Pet Health by Laboratory Testing

Background Laboratory diagnostic tests play an important role along with a thorough physical examination and patient history in the overall evaluation of both human and animal patients. For more than 60 years, human healthcare has benefited from...

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Animal Blood Banking

Animal Blood Banking

The history of veterinary transfusion medicine began in 1665 with the first reported transfusion of canine blood.  From that time to the present day, whole blood and blood components have been used to treat many disease states and for surgery...

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Case Reports: Dietary Success with Nutriscan

Case Reports: Dietary Success with Nutriscan

Balanced nutrition is now recognized as the key factor in providing for health and longevity of human and animal populations. Achieving this balance depends upon each individual’s genetic and geographical needs and lifestyle.  However...

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Feeding for Optimum Health

Feeding for Optimum Health

I’ve always believed in the adage ‘you are what you eat’. This is not a new concept. Way back around 600 BC Hippocrates famously said: “Let medicine be thy food, and food be thy medicine”. Prudence, my Miniature Bull terrier, … Read the rest

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Optimal Diets for Pets

Optimal Diets for Pets

In the previous Blog, we discussed the ongoing debate about raw versus cooked food diets for pets. Here we are going to address some lingering questions. Should it include raw meat or cooked meat? Many of us in the veterinary … Read the rest

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Raw versus Cooked Food Diets for Pets

Raw versus Cooked Food Diets for Pets

The debate over which type of diet is best for dogs and other pets to live healthy lives and thrive is unlikely to be resolved in the near future.  Should it include raw meat or cooked meat? Should the meat … Read the rest

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