Vet Topics (Winter 2011) now online
The Winter 2011 issue of Vet Topics — publication for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Companion Animal Health Fund — is now online in a new, easy-to-navigate format. View the 16-page issue that covers the latest news in the College's companion animal health program:
• DOGS KEY TO UNDERSTANDING CONGENITAL DISEASE IN DOGS: A unique muscle disorder not previously seen in Labrador retrievers is helping human researchers learn more about a congenital muscle disease in infant boys.
• "THE WHY IS WHAT'S IMPORTANT": WCVM surgeon Dr. Peter Gilbert has wanted to know how things work ever since he was a boy growing up in Australia.
• METAL MAY SHINE AS UTI THERAPY: PhD student Dr. Katherine Ball puts gallium to the test as a potential treatment for urinary tract infections in dogs and humans.
• A SUMMER STEEPED IN SCIENCE: Several veterinary students spent the summer of 2010 investigating new aspects of companion animal health with their faculty mentors.
• A LOOK INSIDE NUCLEAR SCINTIGRAPHY: Medical imaging specialist Dr. Tawni Silver answers questions about the WCVM Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s newest medical imaging service.