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Dogs do understand what you say, sort of

Dogs do understand what you say, sort of

Emory University researchers have used brain imaging to probe how canine companions process words they have been taught to associate with objects. The study’s results suggest dogs have a basic neural representation of meaning for words they have previously heard from those they haven’t.

Companies convicted for selling adulterated, misbranded pet food ingredients

Companies convicted for selling adulterated, misbranded pet food ingredients

A federal court has convicted Wilbur-Ellis Company and Diversified Ingredients for introducing adulterated and misbranded pet food ingredients into interstate commerce. Both were ordered to pay more than $7 million in fines between them.

Hyperbaric oxygen chamber helps pets suffering from smoke inhalation

Hyperbaric oxygen chamber helps pets suffering from smoke inhalation

Sechrist Veterinary Health has installed a veterinary-specific hyperbaric oxygen chamber to provide oxygen to animals suffering from smoke inhalation as a result of house fires. HBOT promotes new blood vessel formation, heal burns, and increases the amount of oxygen delivered to the body.

Lowering radiation exposure in your veterinary practice

Lowering radiation exposure in your veterinary practice

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New development in Valley fever vaccine for companion animals

New development in Valley fever vaccine for companion animals

A novel Valley fever sub-unit vaccine for companion animals has been found by Mazen Animal Health to reduce the burden of coccidioides—the fungus that can cause Valley fever—in mice.

The fungal infection leads to disease not only in humans, but also dogs and other species, including llamas and alpacas.

AVMA LIFE Insurance expected to resume following federal rule

AVMA LIFE Insurance expected to resume following federal rule

AVMA is working to resume offering health insurance to association members once complicated federal and state regulations are dealt with. In June, the U.S. Department of Labor said coverage plans will need to be defined and rolled out on a state-by-state basis due to differences in regulations..

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