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.
The results signal that the value of a dog’s red blood cell distribution width could be an important indicator of the animal’s chance for survival when presenting with a critical disease.
Osteoarthritis is caused by the breakdown of cartilage in joints and manifests most frequently in the hips, hands, and knees. Treatment of OA typically focuses on pain relief, and there currently is no available therapy for the associated joint pathology and progressive cartilage damage.