Whether good or bad, these are the most buzzed about stories of 2015 in the veterinarian community!
For years we have been touting the benefits of the human-animal bond. Sharing your life with an animal can help reduce your blood pressure and improve your mood. There are studies showing that dogs help to calm children learning to read or undergoing cancer treatment. Owning a pet can help the elderly stay engaged and active. Let's not forget the countless ways that service animals enrich our lives. Now scientist are finding evidence that spending your early childhood years with a dog, or living on a farm may help to reduce your risk of developing asthma.
Topics: Veterinary News
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) infections have been reported in U.S. domestic and wild birds over the past year. Avian influenza is primarily spread by direct contact between healthy birds and infected birds, and through indirect contact with contaminated equipment and materials.
Topics: Veterinary News, wildlife