Dog owners often inaccurate on measuring kibble, study finds

October 10, 2019

Photo of dog eating kibble (IStock credit:Chalabala)A cup might seem like the most obvious way to measure out dry dog food, but new University of Guelph research finds that when it comes to getting portions right, dog owners often get it wrong.

The study, designed to test dog owners’ measuring skills, found owners were often inaccurate, ranging from a 48 percent underestimation to a 152 percent overestimation, depending on...

New Research Chair in Veterinary Medical Innovation at U of G

October 4, 2019

TProf. Michelle Oblak, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, has been named the first holder of the Animal Health Partners Research Chair in Veterinary Medical Innovationhe University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is expanding its role as a leader in translational medicine with the launch of a new $1-million research chair focused on medical innovation.

“This position will provide more opportunities to focus on clinical research and accelerate the translation of medical innovations from laboratory to patient,” said Prof. Michelle Oblak, who has been named the first holder of...

Researchers at U of G Discover Potential Drug to Treat Heart Attacks

October 3, 2019

Pulse trace heart monitor in blue shades stock photo (Illustration credit: IStock: mkurtbas)A potential drug to treat heart attacks and to prevent heart failure – for which no cure currently exists — may result from pioneering research by a University of Guelph professor.

Prof. Tami Martino, in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College, and PhD student Cristine Reitz, have discovered what they believe is a novel...

Vaping Cannabis Only Once Can Impact the Brain, According to New U of G Study

September 25, 2019

Photo of a person smoking an e-cigarette_Credit_mauro_grigolloVaping cannabis just one time can cause prolonged brain changes, according to the first-ever study of brain impacts of vaping by University of Guelph researchers – a finding that raises further concerns about the practice growing in popularity among youth.

The study revealed that a single exposure to THC can change brain activity in ways that resemble changes seen in schizophrenia, especially in regions involved with cognitive function, even in individuals lacking risk factors for...

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