Health & Science

PetMD Editorial
Sep 07,2018

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The Everglades National Park in Florida has long been dealing with the issue of invasive species. One of the most problematic species has been the Burmese python.

While there are snakes in the Everglades, the Burmese python is not native to…

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PetMD Editorial
Sep 05,2018

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A new study published by researchers found the bonnethead shark to be the world’s first known omnivorous shark.

Scientists from the University of California in Irvine and Florida International University in Miami found that the bonnethead…

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PetMD Editorial
Aug 10,2018

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Esther the Wonder Pig made history on August 8th when she became the largest animal to receive a CT Scan in Canada.

Esther--who is 650 pounds--came down with a mystery illness in November. However, due to her unusually large size,…

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PetMD Editorial
Aug 09,2018

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Vets based at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies found that the blood tests developed to improve the diagnosis of liver disease in humans can be used to help dogs, too. The team plans to use these findings to…

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PetMD Editorial
Aug 08,2018

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Reader beware: This article is snot for the faint of heart.

For whale biologists like Dr. Iain Kerr, it used to be a real mission to collect whale blubber. The fleshy tissue contained invaluable information, which for Dr. Kerr was necessary to…

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PetMD Editorial
Aug 03,2018

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The Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium will officially ban animal testing on cats, dogs and primates as of January 2020. As of January 2025, animal experimentation will be prohibited in education and safety testing unless deemed absolutely…

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PetMD Editorial
Aug 01,2018

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As herd animals, horses are known to be very reactive to their environment and surroundings. This means that activities like traveling in a trailer or being in hectic, loud environments can be very stressful.

A recent study sought to…

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