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Texas A&M Researchers Apply Free-Flight Training To Parrot Conservation

A training technique that has been practiced by parrot owners for decades is now being applied to establishing new bird flocks in the wild. While many parrot owners clip their birds’ wings to reduce their flight abilities, free-flight involves training an intact parrot to come when called, follow basic commands, recognize natural dangers, and otherwise […]

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Taking Animal-Grade Ivermectin Could Be Dangerous, Says Texas A&M Expert

The search for COVID-19 preventions and cures has been ongoing for over a year now, so it’s not surprising that the search has, at times, uncovered unconventional treatments. One that has recently started trending is Ivermectin, an anti-parasitic medication used in people and animals. However, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences associate […]

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Texas A&M Canine Clinical Trial Reveals STING Agonist May Be Viable Treatment For Human Glioblastoma

Bryan-College Station, Aug. 25, 2021—A team of researchers at Texas A&M University, Northwestern University, and ImmunoGenesis have discovered a treatment for glioblastoma that has promising implications for the human version of the aggressive cancer form that grows in the brain. Published today in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, the […]

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Texas A&M Professor Awarded Grant To Study Producer Needs For Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness

Dr. Molly Gonzales, an instructional assistant professor in the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS), has received funding from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) to conduct a qualitative study of Iowa livestock producers to determine training needs on foreign animal disease […]

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Texas A&M Welcomes Largest Incoming Veterinary Class In The Nation

The addition of 18 students in the inaugural 2+2 DVM program at the Veterinary Education, Research, and Outreach facility in Canyon brings the Texas A&M CVMBS’ Class of 2025 to 180 students.  The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) welcomed 180 first-year students to its Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program […]

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Retired Military Canine Finds Hope At Texas A&M Veterinary Hospital

From the moment Jack Price was first assigned to work with Viki, a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, he knew she was more than just another canine partner. “Viki and I relied on each other in both a working capacity and an emotionally supportive one,” said Price, who served on contract under the U.S. Department of […]

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Texas A&M Researchers Develop New Method For Improving Macaw Chick Survival

An overwhelmingly successful chick fostering experiment conducted by the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences’ (CVMBS) The Macaw Society will greatly improve the number of scarlet macaw chicks that survive and fledge (fly away) from their nests each year. Dr. Gabriela Vigo-Trauco, a CVMBS postdoctoral research associate and co-director of The Macaw […]

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Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team Continues To Serve Texas And Beyond Despite Recent Challenges

Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET) director Dr. Wesley Bissett should have known it was going to be a unique year when the team’s first 2020 deployment was to the Texas A&M University campus itself. In March, the team helped organize the COVID-19 response for the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH), putting to […]

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CVMBS Faculty Member Elected Incoming President Of AVMA

Dr. Lori Teller, a clinical associate professor of telehealth at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has been elected as the incoming president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Teller will serve as president-elect for August 2021-2022 and then as president for August 2022-2023. She will be the AVMA’s […]

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Texas A&M Entities Participate In 2021 Operation Lone Star Emergency Response Exercise

Like with many things in life, the best way to prepare for an emergency response is to practice. Last week, Texas A&M University entities including the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and Texas A&M Health Science Center (Texas A&M Health) practiced their emergency response as part of Operation Lone […]

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