Do bigger brains equal smarter dogs? New study offers answers.

Bigger dogs, with larger brains, perform better on certain measures of intelligence than their smaller canine counterparts, according to a new study led by the University of Arizona. Larger-brained dogs […]

The ABC’s of veterinary dentistry: A is for Anaesthesia Monitoring, Attrition and Abrasion

BY DR DAVID E CLARKE REGISTERED SPECIALIST, VETERINARY DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY The start of an alphabetic journey through the management of our veterinary patients’ oral problems begins with an […]

Horses blink less, twitch eyelids more when stressed

How can you tell when a horse is feeling stressed? It’s all in the eyes and the way their eyelids twitch, University of Guelph researchers have discovered. A horse will […]

Genes play a role in dog breed differences in behaviour

Given the dazzling array of dog breeds, from dachshunds to mastiffs, from poodles to bloodhounds, it’s easy to forget that most of that diversity arose only in the last few […]

Reading dogs’ facial expressions is learned, not innate

Dogs were the first domesticated animal, with humans and dogs sharing more than 40,000 years of social interactions and life together. According to the co-domestication hypothesis, this process allowed humans […]

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Ticked off with Parasite treatment sales? Take your too hard basket to the checkout below!

If you’re losing interest in selling flea and tick preventatives in your clinic, you’re not alone! Many clinics sight competition from online & “big box” retail, reduced margins and fear […]

Diabetes can be detected in gut of cats

The cat is the only animal, aside from humans and primates, which spontaneously develops type 2 diabetes. Therefore, researchers are interested in studying how diabetes develops in cats in order to learn […]

Managing aggressive dog behaviour

Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research […]

Treatment of tooth fractures by restoration, direct pulp capping and extraction

DR DAVID E CLARKE BVSC DIPLOMATE AVDC FELLOW AVD MANZCVS REGISTERED SPECIALIST, VETERINARY DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY Tooth fractures are a common dental problem seen in companion small animal practice […]

Seeing the beauty in animal bone research

AS TOLD TO STUART WINTHROPE Dr Babatunde Ayodele is part of a team researching the bones of racehorses. Now, his research has inspired the facade of a new University building. […]