Multi-pronged approach to mental health and wellness

August 19, 2016

A shared vision bringing five Ontario Veterinary College researchers together is the first step in a multi-pronged approach to mental health and wellness initiatives for veterinarians, student veterinarians and agricultural producers.

The AWAR2E group – Advancement of Wellness and Resilience in Research and Education – combines expertise in a variety of...

Studying Breathing Problems in Horses May Help Humans With Asthma

August 11, 2016

Adults with asthma struggle to breathe when they are exposed to dust and allergens. They can exhale without too much difficulty, but their inflamed lungs with narrowed airways make it hard to inhale enough oxygen, and the mucus in their airways leads to coughing.

When horses have the same symptoms, the condition is called “heaves.” In Ontario, where most horses are stabled indoors much of the time, it’s very common. “Any...

Living the life aquatic

August 10, 2016

In 2014, a baby false killer whale became stranded on Chesterman Beach on the west side of Vancouver Island after becoming separated from his mother. Its skin was cut and bleeding from the rocks, it was suffering from malnutrition and hypothermia, and its chances of survival were less than 10 per cent.

Martin Haulena, chief veterinarian at the Vancouver Aquarium, directed his rescue team...

U of G to Host Global Conference on Diseases

August 2, 2016

The Zika virus outbreak and the re-emergence of raccoon rabies are among the topics that will be discussed during an international gathering at the University of Guelph.

The 71st International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man will bring together experts from the medical, veterinary and public health communities.

They will address a variety of diseases...