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  • Pet Loss Hotlines Open link in new window
    Sometimes there's no substitute for an understanding human voice. Fortunately, they're out there, staffing pet-loss support lines at some of the nation's most prestigious veterinary schools and colleges.
  • Pet Loss Support Information Open link in new window
    No one understands what you're going through like someone who has been there too.
  • Myths About Equine Colic Surgery Open link in new window
    You never want to hear your veterinarian say your horse needs colic surgery, but it does, unfortunately, occur from time to time. There are a few myths about this surgery. 
  • Rebecca Estel King, CDBC Open link in new window
  • Rabies in Animals Open link in new window
    Descriptions of rabies go back thousands of years as rabies has classically been one of the most feared infections of all time. Rabies is a serious disease, but fortunately it can also be easily prevented in dogs and cats by proper vaccination.
  • Basic Virology Open link in new window
    Viruses are strange life forms. They have only the bare bones of biochemical equipment (barely enough to even qualify for the title "Life Form"). The viral particle's goal is to attach to a host cell and somehow inject its nucleic acids inside the cell. Soon the host cell is little more than a bag of virus.
  • Acepromazine (PromAce) Open link in new window
    Although acepromazine has several actions that might be useful, it is mostly used as a tranquilizer.
  • Cutaneous Vasculitis in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Vasculitis is an inflammatory process of the blood vessels (arteries, veins, or capillaries).
  • Determining Equine Stress from Facial Expressions Open link in new window
    Horses have many different facial behaviors, and it wasn’t so long ago that those expressions were a mystery to us humans. Now, we can interpret some of these facial behaviors.
  • Malignant Melanoma in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    While a good fur coat generally protects our pets from sun-induced malignant melanoma, a melanoma diagnosis is still just as serious and potentially deadly in our pets as it is for people.

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