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Keep cats away from Easter lilies!

Keep cats away from Easter lilies! | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it

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El profesor veterinario Brian Collins, de Cornell University, ha tratado de avisarle a los dueños de gatos sobre los lirios por casi diez años. Según Collins, “toda clase de lirios es venenoso a los gatos, cualquier parte podría ser venenosa. Las hojas y las flores es lo peor, incluso el polen es malo”. Nadie sabe porque los lirios son tóxicos para los gatos y Collins dice que esto es particularmente dañino por que pocos saben del peligro. Un gato afectado inicialmente puede ser apático, pero los síntomas progresan a babear, perdida de apetito, tremores y, sin cuido adecuado, insuficiencia renal y la muerte. Collins ya ha tratado gatos que han consumido lirios. Todos han sobrevivido sin enfermedades renales crónicas permanentes. Su sugerencia es que los dueños no compren lirios. Gatos que han consumido lirios tienen que ser hospitalizados y el mejor tratamiento es terapia intravenosa, y tienen que estar por dos o tres días o más. Gatos que solamente ha mascado un lirio y fue llevado rápidamente al veterinario no tiene que ser tratado. No hay antídoto para los gatos. Si se deja sin tratar, el gato puede desarrollar insuficiencia renal en tan poco como 36 horas.


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Health News - Potential Alzheimer's Disease Drug Slows Damage and Symptoms in Animal Model, According to Perelman School of Medicine Study

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Los investigadores del "Perelman School of Medicine" en la Universidad de Pensilvania, dirigido por Bin Zhang, MD, PhD y Kurt R. Brunden, PhD, director de Descubrimiento de Drogas en el Centro de Investigamiento de Enfermedades Neurodegenerativa administro EpoD a ratones envejecentes que tienen deficiencias de memoria y AD. El EpoD actúa por el mismo mecanismo que la droga (Taxol). Estas drogas previenen la proliferación de la célula cancerosa. Aunque, los investigadores de Penn anteriormente han demostrado que la droga entra lista al cerebro y puede ser utilizada para tratar Alzheimer u otras desordenes relacionadas. Después de tres meses de recibir el tratamiento, un hubieron más deformidades el cerebro de los ratones con Alzheimer y la funciones de las células nerviosas incrementó comparado con los ratones sin el tratamiento. Más los ratones con la droga, mejoraron en aprendizaje y memoria. Estos resultados nos demuestran que la droga EpoD puede tener beneficios terapéuticos con Alzheimer y enfermedades neurodegenerativas relacionadas, como degeneración lobural frontotemporal o parálisis supranuclear progresiva.

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23 dogs rescued from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, home without heat or running water

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Nearly two dozen dogs were rescued from a cold Brooklyn home Thursday after investigators were tipped off that an elderly couple was hoarding the animals, officials said.

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PLEASE vaccinate your pets! More cats tested after rabid kitten bites seven people

PLEASE vaccinate your pets!  More cats tested after rabid kitten bites seven people | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it
Cherokee County officials are testing more cats and kittens for rabies, after an infected kitten bit seven people.

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Cancer drug improves memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease - Medical Xpress

Cancer drug improves memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's disease - Medical Xpress | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it
News Tonight AfricaCancer drug improves memory in mouse model of Alzheimer's diseaseMedical XpressA compound that previously progressed to Phase II clinical trials for cancer treatment slows neurological damage and improves brain function in an animal...
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Harsh reality doomed ‘Luck’

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LOS ANGELES — No animal sends the American soul into paroxysms of rhapsodic admiration like the horse.
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At the Macungie Animal Hospital, a laser light show - Allentown Morning Call

At the Macungie Animal Hospital, a laser light show - Allentown Morning Call | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it
Allentown Morning CallAt the Macungie Animal Hospital, a laser light showAllentown Morning CallRest and medicine had restored him. Now, though, it was distinctly worse.
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Ohio Veterinary Medical Association: OVMA Workshops & One-Day Programs

Ohio Veterinary Medical Association: OVMA Workshops & One-Day Programs | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it
RT @OhioVMA: Are you a small animal #veterinarian interested in avian, reptile, pocket pet medicine? Register for OVMA's spring #CE!
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Thyroid Disease - Catoosa Small Animal Hospital

Thyroid Disease - Catoosa Small Animal Hospital | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it
Thyroid Disease - Catoosa Small Animal Hospital: The immune system has destroyed his or her thyroid, or. The thy...
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Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità - Human-animal relationships: from daily life to animal-assisted therapies

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Los humanos han tenido una larga historia con los animales domesticados y hoy en día las mascotas frecuentemente actuan como "substitutos sociales" atravéz de la vinculación. Ha habido alguna evidencia de que la precensia de una mascota en la casa puede que induzca un estado de bienestar en las personas y mejorar el desarrollo de comportamiento social en los niños. Las terapias con ayuda animal se enfoca a mejorar estos comportamientos en pacientes en la base de interacción humana-animal. La data experimental obtenida de modelos animales sugiere que es un ideal prometente. Aunque existe una carencia de data que ayuda a definir los procedimientos más adecuados o que especies pueden ser. Las mejoras son observadas, pero otra vez la data científica segura carece en gran cantidad. Hay que prestar mucha atención en el bienestar de los animales que se utilizan.

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Cat Owners Have Fewer Heart Attacks than Non Cat Owners?

Cat Owners Have Fewer Heart Attacks than Non Cat Owners? | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it

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Según un estudio de diez años realizado en la Universidad de Minnesota encontró que los dueños de gatos son 40% menos probable de tener ataques de corazón que otras personas. Según Steve Dale, autor y consultante del comportamiento animal, el ronroneo del gato puede ser la causa. “Los gatos ronronean cuando están contentos, pero también cuando les realizan las eutanasias. Es pensado que ronronean para comunicarse con sus gatitos, es pensado ser un mecanismo pera calmar. Pero si ese es el caso, quizás se calmen a ellos mismos o a otros gatos y probablemente nos afecta igual”. En otros estudios hechos en Kean University en New Jersey, subjetos vieron la película “Lassie”. Sus niveles de estrés fueron monitoreados antes y después de la película, y los resultados mostraron una decadencia finalizando la película. Esta conexión animal nos altera nuestra fisiología, el cambio en la presión de sangre y, lo más importante, la neuroquímica.


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Audubon Reproductive Tech. Spawns Cute, Rare Kitten

NEW ORLEANS -- The birth of an adorable newborn kitten represents the latest in innovative reproductive technology. Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

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HSI Global: Tell Canada's PM to Call Off the Slaughter - Humane Society

Each year, the Canadian government authorizes sealers to club and shoot hundreds of thousands of baby seals for their fur. Defenseless seal pups are routinely impaled on metal hooks and cut open while conscious, wounded and left to suffer in agony.

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Study: Measuring empathic responses in animals

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Domestic animals may be frequently exposed to situations in which they witness the distress or pain of conspecifics and the extent to which they are affected by this will depend on their capacity for empathy. Empathy encompasses two partially distinct sets of processes concerned with the emotional and cognitive systems.

 

The term, empathy, is therefore used to describe both relatively simple processes, such as physiological and behavioural matching; and more complex interactions between emotional and cognitive perspective taking systems.

 

Most previous attempts to measure empathic responsiveness in animals have not distinguished between responses primarily relevant to the situation of the observer and those primarily relevant to the situation of the conspecific. Only the latter can be considered empathic.

 

by J.L. Edgar, , C.J. Nicol, C.C.A. Clark, E.S. Paul


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Douglas E. Amy, DVM - The Coloradoan

Douglas E. Amy, DVM - The Coloradoan | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it
Douglas E. Amy, DVMThe ColoradoanThe summer after high school, Doug went straight to Michigan State University without ever taking a summer or semester off until he earned his doctorate degree in veterinary medicine in 1976.
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Lisa Jonas: Each One of Us Can Be A Hero | SkyHiDailyNews.com

Most of us don't consider ourselves to be a hero.
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Auburn University looks to pets to cure cancer - al.com (blog)

Auburn University looks to pets to cure cancer - al.com (blog) | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it
Auburn University looks to pets to cure canceral.com (blog)The Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer, or AURIC, is based on a scientific concept called "one medicine" that combines human and animal health.
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Prof: Fracking Fluid Harmful to Animal Health - Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

Prof: Fracking Fluid Harmful to Animal Health - Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun | Veterinary and Environment | Scoop.it
Prof: Fracking Fluid Harmful to Animal HealthCornell University The Cornell Daily SunBy Bob Hackett Animals are suddenly dropping dead, becoming ill and sterile, and birthing deformed offspring in places where hydrofracturing, or “fracking,” for...
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