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Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Develops New Decontamination Guidelines For Dogs

The Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) has developed protocols for decontaminating dogs after disaster events. The new guidelines, soon to be published in the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, will help disaster management teams across the country know the kinds and quantities of resources […]

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Texas A&M Researchers Find Links Between Human, Canine Brain Tumor Detection Markers

Sharing detection markers means that treatment research has potential benefits for both species. Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS), Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital researchers have discovered that meningiomas — the most common type of brain tumor in humans and dogs — are extremely similar genetically.  These newly […]

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Bat ‘Nightclubs’ May Be The Key To Solving The Next Pandemic

The evolution of viral tolerance in Myotis bats may hold the key to preventing future pandemics. Bats carry some of the deadliest zoonotic diseases that can infect both humans and animals, such as Ebola and COVID-19. In a recently published article in the journal Cell Genomics, a Texas A&M research team revealed that some species […]

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Hagler Fellow Partners With VMBS Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Inspires Veterinary Students To Participate In Clinical Research

Over the next three years, the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (VMBS) Gastrointestinal Laboratory (GI Lab) will get to partner with one of the top veterinary gastroenterologists in the world, thanks to a fellowship from the Texas A&M Hagler Institute for Advanced Study. Dr. Jody Gookin, the FluoroScience Distinguished Professor of […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Shapes How Future Aggie Veterinarians Prepare For, Respond To Disasters

Disasters related to weather or climate are increasing in frequency and intensity, according to the United Nations. The increase in severe hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, landslides, and other disasters means more communities find themselves in the path of dangerous weather. Community leaders, including veterinarians, are increasingly called upon to prepare for and respond to disasters, which […]

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Texas A&M Veterinarians Remove Oddly Shaped Kidney Stone From Dog’s Urethra

When acclaimed Texas author Elizabeth Crook began writing her recent novel, “The Madstone,” she never anticipated that veterinarians would find a “madly” shaped stone inside her own beloved dog, Francis. Crook’s novel takes its name from a type of stone in American folklore made up of minerals and other materials that would accumulate into rock-like […]

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Texas A&M’s New Theriogenologist Working To Solve Animal Reproductive Issues, Share Passion With Next Generation

Animal reproduction is a complicated process that requires a perfect balance of many fertility variables. Most of the time, Mother Nature knows exactly what she’s doing; after all, animals have been reproducing for millions of years without human intervention. But when certain variables — like having healthy sperm or a straightforward birth — don’t align, […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Hospital Provides Wellness Care To Animals In Underserved Areas

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 18,810 veterinarians and veterinary technicians in Texas as of May 2022. Of those, roughly 73% are located in Texas’s largest cities, including Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, leaving those in rural communities without easy access to veterinary care and making it harder for pets […]

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Texas A&M University Breaks Ground On McAllen Expansion Project

Space in the new Nursing Education & Research Building dedicated to the School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences will support veterinary research and outreach in the Rio Grande Valley.  Texas A&M University’s expansion in the Rio Grande Valley hit another milestone today with the groundbreaking of the Texas A&M Health Nursing Education & Research […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Clinical Trial Gives Tabby Cat With Chronic Kidney Disease A Second Chance At Life

Unlike the tender variety of Japanese beef that he’s named for, Kobe has always been one tough tabby. The now 14-year-old male has overcome numerous obstacles in life, including a rough start as a kitten and a weight loss journey from 28 pounds down to 12. “I was 8 years old when my mom found […]

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