Science Updates

11 Jul New Feline Anesthesia Guidelines from AAFP

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) released new feline anesthesia guidelines to all members of the veterinary community. Published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, these are the first exclusive guidelines authored by an expert panel and endorsed by the International Society of Feline Medicine that aim to make anesthesia and sedation safer for feline patients. Read the full press release from AAFP and access the guidelines here....

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18 May “High Time for Cannabis Research” by Sarah Rumple in AAHA Trends Magazine

As medicinal and recreational cannabis becomes legal in more states across the country, the health benefits of one of the plant’s compounds, cannabidiol (also known as CBD), are also becoming more apparent. While CBD has been used to treat various medical conditions in humans, little is known about how pets respond to the compound. Now, with funding from S. David Moche with Applied Basic Science Corporation, researchers at Colorado State University are moving forward with the first cannabis studies on dogs. The findings from which should inform veterinarians on how to...

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02 Feb Feline Cancer Drug Puts King Cobra’s Cancer into Remission

A nearly 19-year-old king cobra's lymphosarcoma is in remission after chemotherapy. Denver Zoo associate veterinarian Betsy Stringer worked with a Colorado State University veterinary oncologist to develop a treatment plan for the 13-foot-long snake: a chemotherapy pill used in cats and people, inserted in the throat of a dead rat and fed to the cobra every three weeks for five months.   Read the full CBS Denver article....

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