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Researchers race to stop the spread of African swine fever to the U.S.

Researchers race to stop the spread of African swine fever to the U.S.

First reported in China in August and now threatening the rest of Asia and the Caucuses region of Eastern Europe, the disease could cause billions in economic losses to swine and other industries in the United States.

Pets to get new diet options for adverse food reactions

Pets to get new diet options for adverse food reactions

Pet food maker Blue Buffalo Co. has launched BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet HF Hydrolyzed for Food Intolerance wet dog and cat foods, along with BLUE Natural Veterinary Diet NP Novel Protein Alligator wet dog foods. The new wet diets complement existing dry formulas.

Don’t it make their brown eyes blue

Don’t it make their brown eyes blue

After studying the DNA of 6,000 dogs, researchers say they now know how Siberian Huskies get their blue eyes. The findings were made possible by pet owners using DNA test kits to confirm or identify their dogs’ breeds and potential for disease.

IDEXX chief medical officer announces 2019 retirement

IDEXX chief medical officer announces 2019 retirement

After serving as IDEXX’s CMO for the past five years, Roberta Relford says she couldn’t pass up an opportunity to take her career in another direction. The company has posted a job description for a new chief medical officer.

Five trends that will double the U.S. pet health insurance market by 2022

Five trends that will double the U.S. pet health insurance market by 2022

The increase will be supported by a number of trends in both the U.S. market and competitive ones, boosted by marketing efforts and consumer education by pet insurance companies and associations.

Companion Animal Health targets mast cell tumors with nanomedicine

Companion Animal Health targets mast cell tumors with nanomedicine

The company is partnering with Nanospectra Biosciences to deliver combined laser and nanoshell therapy in selective thermal ablation of solid tumors. Results so far are encouraging, according to the company.