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Vet Topics (Winter 2017) now online

January 07th, 2017

The Winter 2017 issue of Vet Topics is now available online. Click here to download the PDF of this issue that includes the following stories: Pouncing on a protein: WCVM researchers are conducting research that may someday lead to a better treatment for inflammatory liver disease (ILD), a chronic condition in many cats. CAHF research fellows: A brief update on the fund’s research fellowship program. …

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Watch for holiday dangers to family pets

While the holidays are a joyous time for many people, the extra hustle and bustle of large gatherings can make it easy for household pets to get into trouble unnoticed. Many favourite traditions can actually pose a danger to your pets. By paying close attention to common holiday hazards, you can avoid spending Christmas day at the veterinary clinic. Over …

December 09th, 2016 Full story »

Bruno recovers after long stay at WCVM

When Cindy and John Billesberger’s missing dog Bruno was found at the bottom of an abandoned well near their Estevan-area farmyard, they were astounded that the seven-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever was still alive. After 27 days trapped in a cold and wet three-metre hole, Bruno was found on Oct. 14 – but his recovery would take even longer. On Oct. …

November 10th, 2016 Full story »

Remarkable recovery for injured puppy

Ashley Woodvine recounts the unbearable drive into Saskatoon, Sask., after her puppy Sharley was run over. The puppy had been sleeping under the car, and Woodvine unknowingly backed over the then four-month-old, mixed-breed farm dog. Sharley was in such extreme pain that she snapped at Woodvine and her partner Brian Stephenson. They quickly wrapped the puppy in a blanket and …

August 05th, 2016 Full story »

Ferret adrenal disease demystified

Adrenal disease causes ferrets to lose all of their fur, but despite their alarming appearance, these bald pets aren’t in any pain as long as their condition is properly managed. According to a 2003 study, 70 per cent of ferrets in the United States were affected by adrenal disease —which often is fatal if left untreated. “It is one of …

July 28th, 2016 Full story »