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Tips to Facilitate Effective Weight-Loss ConversationsWeight-loss programs that focus on traditional caloric restriction and physical activity may not be appropriate or successful for all families. Incorporating strategies that enhance and support the family-pet relationship can help you create a customized—and successful—plan.
Tackling rural veterinary crisis goal of USDA-funded student program
February 16, 2023The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University (K-State) is inviting aspiring veterinarians interested in working with farm animals to partake in its Summer Program for Aspiring Rural Kansas (SPARK) veterinary experience.
Deer may be reservoir for SARS-Cov-2 variants, study suggests
February 6, 2023The evolution of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) from humans to white-tailed deer, and its transmission ability in the deer population is the driving force behind the study conducted by the Cornell Veterinary Medicine (CVM). The study, “White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) May Serve as a Wildlife Reservoir for Nearly Extinct SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern,” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, looks into the role of …
A coordinated approach to equine insulin dysregulation
October 20, 2022Insulin dysregulation (ID) is the presence of one or more of the following: basal or fasting hyperinsulinemia, tissue insulin resistance, or exaggerated insulin response to ingested nonstructural carbohydrates (i.e. starch, simple sugars, and fructans, and/or exaggerated insulin response to intravenously provided simple sugars). Horses or ponies with ID are at increased risk of laminitis, and diet is central to managing any animal with ID.