Get Involved: New study uses citizen science to track tick migration and behaviour in Canada

October 16, 2017

Dr. Scott Weese, a veterinary internal medicine specialist and OVC Pet Trust-funded researcher, has developed a new website called Pet Tick Tracker. The tool serves as a portal to gather informa
tion from participants on tick 
sightings. Weese says the data
 will ultimately be used to better 
understand how ticks and the 
potential for tick-bourne diseases,
 such as Lyme disease, are spreading 
across Ontario and the rest of the country. The information will help identify trends and future areas of research, which may lead to a better understanding of Lyme disease in pets and people...

Reproductive technology work changes career path

October 12, 2017

Mike Neal, co-founder and scientific director of ONE FertilityA decision to return to the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) for graduate studies changed Mike Neal’s career direction. After completing a B.Sc. in biological science with a minor in biomedical sciences, he applied for a job in the U.S. Although he already had a strong skill set, the interviewer asked why he wasn’t considering graduate work at OVC and U of G, “the centre of the universe for reproductive technology.”  That decision and resulting graduate work in Prof. Allan King’s lab in...

OVC in national headlines

October 6, 2017

Dog receiving chemotherapy treatment in Ontario Veterinary College's Mona Campbell Centre for Animal Cancer, University of GuelphU of G’s Ontario Veterinary College is in the national media spotlight with an in-depth feature story on how the medical treatment of pets could improve human health. The story was published this week in the National Post and picked up in newspapers across the country. The article...

Researchers Discover Why Females Have Heart Health Advantage

October 4, 2017

Prof. Tami Martino, Ontario Veterinary College, University of GuelphIt’s long been known that heart disease develops later in women than men. But the biological reasons why females have a heart health advantage were unknown. New research from the University of Guelph may have solved the mystery.

The interplay between female ovarian hormones and a circadian “clock” molecule protects the heart health of women as they age, according...

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