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Advanced treatment for canine cancer

June 20th, 2017

For a pet owner, the worst news in the world is hearing that your furry best friend has cancer. That was exactly the case for dog owners Lisa and Chris. “It was the worst day ever,” says Lisa, recounting the day they found out their 12-year-old Boston terrier Oakley had a nasal tumour. “We’d go to bed at night and …

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New fish imaging mode could reduce harm

Because fish are a valuable tool for determining whether environmental contamination has occurred, scientists commonly use them for environmental assessments. Unfortunately, gathering this information requires lethal sampling – the fish have to be removed from the population and euthanized so they can be dissected and analysed. That’s a concern to Dr. Lynn Weber, a toxicologist at the Western College of …

June 16th, 2017 Full story »

Co-operation key to CWHC’s 25-year success

It’s a rare person who looks upon research on rats – the unwelcome kind – as the study of urban wildlife. But that’s an example of what distinguishes the work of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The Vancouver Rat Project is led by Dr. Chelsea Himsworth, a diagnostic pathologist and the CWHC’s …

June 14th, 2017 Full story »