Amy Karon, DVM, MPH
A ketogenic diet rich in medium-chain triacylgylycerols achieved clinically meaningful levels of ketosis and helped prevent seizures in dogs with epilepsy, according to a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover trial.
Pregnant and nursing animals in pain need special consideration because clinical trials of analgesics usually exclude these populations and safety data are lacking.
Vaccines against animal pathogens might one day be made from genetically engineered algae, according to recent studies.
The rate of major complications related to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tubes more than doubled when dogs and cats received corticosteroids than when they did not, according to a single-center retrospective study.
Researchers from the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh investigated the association between breed and clinical behavior of the tumor.
The USDA will funnel $2.4 million in competitive grants for veterinary education, extension programs, training, and direct support to set up or expand practices in underserved rural areas of the United States, the agency announced May 9.