Among the common causes of sudden unexpected death in cats and dogs are heart disease, trauma, and toxicity. Veterinarians can help grieving pet owners, who might pursue a necropsy to try to determine the cause of an unexplained death.
Federal animal health authorities plan to collect blood samples from dozens of zoos and aquariums to evaluate which species are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as evaluate the risks posed by wildlife living around those facilities.
Seventeen organizations sent a joint letter that encourages agriculture and state government leaders to wait for results of safety studies before pushing for hemp products in pet food or livestock feed.
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation announced the two recipients of pharmacology research grants. Winners of the 2021 Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Innovation Award were also announced.
The Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science elected at least six faculty members at U.S. veterinary colleges, including three veterinarians, to the 2021 class of AAAS fellows.