Entries by Erica Mitchell

CDC: Dogs & People – A Deep Bond

Dogs have a well-deserved reputation as man’s best friend – their loyalty and affection for their humans is easy to spot. And with dogs in more than 60 million households, they can easily claim status as the country’s most popular pet. But dogs are more than loveable and fun: research has found that dog owners […]

FARM JOURNAL’S PORK: 6 Ways Pig Farming is Like Nursing

Andrea Graves had been a certified nursing assistant for 20 years, most recently in the Med-Surgery and Labor and Delivery department at Lucas County Health Center in Chariton. It was something she loved—tending to babies during their first, critical days of life. Every day she changed diapers, helped with feedings and kept her eagle eye […]

UW–MADISON NEWS: Veterinarians, physicians to jointly explore links between animal and human health

A physician, a veterinarian and a PhD researcher walk into a conference. At the event’s conclusion, the medical doctor says: “I had no idea there were veterinary cardiologists like there are human cardiologists.” This interaction occurred at a translational health summit coordinated by the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018 on the […]

WRAL: Unexpected foods that are toxic to pets

The summer season means excitement, travel and most of all delicious foods gracing our tables. With so many tasty treats to be had this summer, you would be forgiven if you are inclined to give Fido a nibble or two from the table. But owners beware, some summer treats aren’t just unhealthy — they can […]

BOVINE VETERINARIAN: FDA Issues Warning About Compounded Equine Medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has linked at least three horse deaths to the use of a compounded drug product containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril. Rapid Equine Solutions, LLC of Aston, PA, compounded the product, which was labeled as containing toltrazuril 416 mg/ml and pyrimethamine 17 mg/ml, packaged in 60 ml oral paste syringes for […]

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Five Things to Know About Rabies

Nearly 60,000 people a year die from rabies around the world. The cause is almost always a bite by a rabid dog. Most of the deaths are in Africa and Asia. In Western Europe, the United States and other countries, the rabies variant that lives in populations of dogs has been eradicated, but people can […]