Feline-friendly practice provides less stress for cats

November 27, 2015

Almost 60 per cent of cat owners say their cats hate going to the vet, according to research reported by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. And when cats are unhappy, their owners are less likely to go back. For these reasons, the AAFP developed a set of standards for a cat-friendly...


Prof Lectures About Rare Classic Car for United Way Fundraiser

November 20, 2015

Attention distracted drivers: keep your eyes on the road if you see Prof. Brad Hanna driving his 1960 DeSoto Fireflite. He doesn’t want to cause an accident, but he’s used to getting attention from passersby, including police officers and Hells Angels. One driver almost swerved off a four-lane highway when he saw Hanna driving his classic car; other drivers have run through stoplights.

“I have a really rare car that people like to see,” says Hanna, Department of Biomedical Sciences.

Hanna will give a lecture about his DeSoto...

Research explores heart disease gene

November 18, 2015

Up to 60 per cent of Doberman Pinschers share a genetic legacy: an inher­ited form of heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). Although the disease is prevalent in Doberman Pin­schers, other large-breed dogs such as Irish Wolfhounds, Great Danes and Box­ers also have high …

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