GAINESVILLE, FL - 12/06/2006 - Many people who suffer from debilitating illnesses such as cancer and AIDS struggle emotionally, physically and financially to care for themselves, so properly looking after their four-legged family members can quickly become more effort than they can shoulder alone.
Auburn, ALA. - 12/05/2006 - An Auburn University veterinary professor, in collaboration with researchers at Vaxin Inc. of Birmingham, has developed the first in ovo vaccine to protect chickens against avian influenza.
DAVIS, CALIF. - 11/29/06 - A panel of veterinarians will be featured on live radio at 9 a.m. CST/noon EST today from the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis). The two-hour call-in program on KQED's "Forum" with Michael Krasny is featured on National Public Radio.
BEL AIR, MD - 11/28/06 - A September national survey of more than 1,000 dog and cat owners conducted for the nonprofit Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC, www.petsandparasites.org) revealed that while many people are aware that children are especially at risk of being affected by zoonotic disease caused by the transmission of parasites to humans by pets, they appear indifferent to the risk.
GAINESVILLE, FL - 11/15/06 - A $1-million installment of a multimillion-dollar estate gift from Robin Weeks, a South Florida cattle ranch owner, to the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will help ensure the construction of the Veterinary Education and Clinical Research Center, which includes a new small animal hospital.
AUBURN, AL -11/14/06 - Auburn University veterinary researchers received a $1.4-million National Cancer Institute grant to study targeted gene therapy for lymphoma, a project that could change the treatment regimens for dogs and humans.
RALEIGH, NC - 11/10/06 - Against the backdrop of war and shrouded in secrecy and heavy security, six American veterinarians traveled to Northern Iraq recently to meet with about 90 of their Iraqi counterparts.
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - 11/9/06 - Purdue University officials recently dedicated Indiana's first radiation therapy facility to treat cancer in small animals as veterinarians throughout the region are booking its first patients.
MADISON, WI - 11/6/06 - More than 150 individuals representing Wisconsin's farm industries, the university, and an interested public helped celebrate the completion of the new Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) recently.
Washington, D.C. - Dr. R. Douglas Meckes, a former congressional fellow of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), joined the association's Governmental Relations Division in October to deal with research, Homeland Security, pharmaceuticals and other hot-button issues.
PHILADELPHIA - 11/1/06 - Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine have discovered an evolutionary link between the immune systems of fish and mammals in the form of a primitive version of B cells - white blood cells of the immune system.
CORVALLIS, OR - 10/31/06 - A team of Oregon State University veterinary medicine students will journey to Nicaragua in December to spend two weeks in remote villages providing veterinary care to large animals, conducting public outreach and education, and hosting free spay and neuter clinics.