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Enter Nutrigenomics

Nutrigenomics is an exciting new area in the field of nutrition. Basically, it looks at the relationship between diet and an individual’s genetic makeup, and how that relationship contributes to either health or disease. Hemopet recently secured its fourth patent in the field of nutrigenomics, establishing it as the gatekeeper for nutrigenomic pet food technology in North America. The...

Vet Camp

The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting VetCAMP 2012 from July 8 through 14. VetCAMP, or Veterinary Career Aptitude and Mentoring Program, is open to Grade 11 and 12 students interested in veterinary medicine as a potential career path. The onsite program offers students opportunities to observe and participate in various services at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital,...
On December 30, Sumitomo Corporation and Unicharm Corporation closed on a joint venture deal that includes an acquisition by Unicharm of a significant stake in the common share of The Hartz Mountain Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation. “This new strategic partnership brings together the brand power, deep category expertise and existing market share of Hartz with Unicharm’s...

Heartworm Alert

A growing body of anecdotal reports and experimental evidence suggests that heartworm preventives (macrocyclic lactones) may not be completely efficacious in preventing heartworm infection in dogs. Reports of resistance have resulted in confusion about how best to prevent infection in veterinary patients. The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) recognize this as an important and emerging problem. At the time...
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has launched a Global Pain Council (GPC) to raise the standard of pain management in small animals. The Council, comprising leading veterinarians from around the world, aims to develop easily accessible practical guidelines on pain management for veterinary staff, and to create a CE program which can be rolled out around the...

Mobility Plus

Sometimes, rehab can only do so much, and dogs need mobility aids to regain their quality of life. Best Friend Mobility allows veterinarians to offer clients with disabled dogs a realistic and affordable alternative to euthanasia. The company offers a range of quality orthopedic surgeon-designed wheelchairs for all types and sizes of dog, from 15 to 175 pounds. They’re...
Across the world, research is underway at more than a dozen institutions to use cutting-edge science in the development of a non-surgical sterilant for dogs and cats — an innovative experiment in solving the problem of animal overpopulation and a chance for scientists to cash in on a $25 million prize. In 2008, Found Animals Foundation announced the launch...

A Pioneer Passes

On October 22, Rolf C. Hagen, founder and chairman of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., one of the world’s largest family-owned manufacturers and distributors of pet care products, passed away at his home in Montreal, Canada. Hagen was born in Germany in 1932, and came to Canada to start his business in 1955. During his lifetime, Hagen was honoured with...

Feline Cancer Study

A recent large-scale study on intestinal cancer in cats could ultimately benefit humans. “We are looking for patterns of cancer development in animals, so we can find common risk factors,” says Kim Selting, associate teaching professor of oncology at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine. The researchers examined 1,129 cases covering 47 years of intestinal cancer in cats. They...

Too Much Fructose

Dogs like sweets as much as humans do, but sugar and artificial sweeteners like Aspartame can be harmful. It may be time to add fructose to that list, at least in large quantities. Also called fruit sugar, fructose occurs naturally in fruit but is mostly found in the refined sugars and high-fructose corn syrup used to make breakfast cereals,...