• Cows

    Increased communication could lead to better management of lameness on dairy farms

    Lameness in dairy cows represents a significant animal welfare concern and can lead to economic losses for farms. It is the physical manifestation of any number of leg or foot conditions, including sole ulcers, digital dermatitis, and foot rot, among others. Read more

  • Russel the yorkie

    Breath of life

    ince she first brought him into her home as a weeks-old puppy 12 years ago, a Yorkshire terrier named Russell has been the center of Lisa Brecount’s world. Russell has served as her constant companion over the years, but a recent health scare had Brecount worrying her time with him would be cut short. Read more

  • Deer in the woods

    Highly sensitive test capable of detecting CWD prions in venison

    University of Minnesota researchers have harnessed a highly sensitive test to detect the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD)-causing prions in commonly consumed muscle tissue like backstrap and tenderloin—signaling the test could have future utility as a venison screening tool. Read more

         

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Though radiomics has shown good promise in diagnosing human masses, little has been published on radiomics-related studies of canine lung and liver tumors. Here are glimpses into two such studies indicating the method holds promise for animal health, much as it appears to for humans.

Officials estimate that people consume about 15,000 CWD-positive deer each year, a figure expected to rise by 20 percent annually as CWD spreads.

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