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The analyses make use of radiomics, an emerging method that uses data-characterization algorithms to extract features from medical imaging like CT. This is believed to be the first such liver-mass study in dogs.

Editor's noteIt appears no field—least of all medicine—is spared from the increasing need to digitize and analyze greater and greater amounts of data, and radiomics is one of the new, sophisticated tools that allows medical professionals to do so. 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 is a glimpse into a study 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.

Lameness due to poor hoof health affects animal welfare and can diminish a farm’s profitability.

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) is a highly contagious, widespread infectious disease whose transmission routes, due to a dearth of available data, have been largely unpredictable since its emergence in the U.S. in 2013.  

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