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Veterinary Emergency Team And Agrilife Extension Deploying To California To Assist With Wildfire Relief

Story by Aubrey Bloom Nine members of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) and six agents from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be deploying to Butte County, California, on Saturday to help care for animals displaced by the ongoing wildfires. The VET deployed to the same area in December 2018 to provide […]

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Research Provides Hope For Singing Dogs Considered To Be On Brink Of Extinction

Story by Megan Myers A recent international study discovered that the New Guinea singing dog, a population thought to be extinct in the wild, shares nearly its entire genetic identity with the New Guinea highland dog, a rarely seen wild population in the island’s high-altitude, mountain regions. According to Dr. Brian Davis, a co-senior author […]

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CVMBS Researcher Receives Award Supporting Novel Lyme Disease Diagnostic Test

Story by Margaret Preigh Dr. Artem Rogovskyy, an assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), is a recipient of the Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s 2020 Emerging Leader Award for his interdisciplinary work in developing a rapid, highly sensitive, portable, cost-effective, and single sample-based Lyme disease (LD) diagnostic assay. […]

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Texas A&M Researcher Sheds Light On Genetic Mechanisms Of Sex Determination

Story by Margaret Preigh An international team of researchers led by Leif Andersson, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has been able to reconstruct the origins of the male sex chromosome in the Atlantic herring, determining that the male-specific region of this genetic storehouse contains only three […]

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Texas A&M Researchers Using Innovative Technology To Develop New Chemical Safety Testing Method

Story by Megan Myers The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Texas A&M University professors Dr. Ivan Rusyn and Dr. Weihsueh Chiu a Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant to enhance chemical safety testing methods in the field of toxicology. Rusyn and Chiu, professors in the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) […]

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Texas A&M Researchers Develop Uveitis Treatment From Turmeric

Story by Margaret Preigh Researchers at Texas A&M University have produced a therapeutic derived from turmeric, a spice long-praised for its natural anti-inflammatory properties, that shows promise in decreasing ocular inflammation in dogs suffering from uveitis, an inflammation of the eye that leads to pain and reduced vision. Uveitis—a common condition in dogs, humans, and […]

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Harveigh’s Heroes Fund Upholds Aggie Tradition Of Selfless Service

Story by Aubrey Bloom A legacy of selfless service that started years ago during one natural disaster continues to help animals in need at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH). The most recent recipient of this support is a donkey named Jordan injured by the […]

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Big Choices: How TAMU Innovation Transformed Equine Fracture Treatment

Story by Margaret Preigh In 1998, discovering a horse in the field with a fractured pastern joint was a grim affair, especially for an owner like Ake Eriksson, who says his horses are more family members than animals. Unfortunately that’s what happened on June 19 of that year, when Eriksson learned that his horse, Choices […]

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Texas A&M VET Returning Home After Texas Spared Worst Of Hurricane Laura

Story by Aubrey Bloom BEAUMONT, TEXAS, Aug. 27, 2020—After assessing Jefferson County for their veterinary medical needs following Hurricane Laura’s landfall, the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) is returning to College Station. According to VET director Dr. Wesley Bissett, Jefferson County could not have handled their disaster preparedness any better. “The VET deployed to […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Heading To Jefferson County To Support Laura Recovery

Story by Aubrey Bloom Fifteen members of the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) and six Texas A&M AgriLife agents will be serving residents affected by Hurricane Laura, which is projected to make landfall along the Texas coast. Team members will leave Bryan-College Station on the morning of Thursday, Aug. 27, to Jefferson County, Texas, […]