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 […]

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. […]

Controlled Drugs – Background/Overview in Veterinary Industry

Whether it be for pain relief, anaesthetic or other reasons, controlled (Schedule 8) drugs such as Morphine, Ketamine and Temgesic are integral to the daily working lives of veterinarians around […]

Algorithm to predict PEDV outbreaks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an algorithm that could give pig farms advance notice of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) outbreaks. The proof-of-concept algorithm has potential for […]