Animals Ringworm

It may be surprising for some to learn that the skin infection known as ringworm, or dermatophytosis, is not actually a worm or parasite at all, but a fungus. The lesion will not always be in the shape of a ring, but it will appear scaly in the center with a red irritated color on […]

Precautionary Travel Tips

Most summer days are filled with outdoor activities and times spent on vacation. As the summer months starts to approach, it is necessary to understand the types of diseases that may affect your pets when they travel. So, if you’re the outdoor type and you like to take your pet with you, your pet may […]

Pet Diseases that Make People Sick

Sixty-four percent of American households own pets. This percentage is a large indication of the importance that pets have on today’s society.  People love their pets and their companionship provides positive health benefits to their owners. However, there are times that pets can cause harm to their owners because of the diseases they carry. It […]

Prevention The Key To Eliminating Rabies

Sunday (Sept. 28) is World Rabies Day, a global effort to raise awareness in support of animal and human rabies prevention. This day was set aside to educate people around the globe about the impact of rabies, how it can be prevented and how to eliminate the sources that contribute to the death of 55,000 […]

Texas A&M Professor Is First American Elected WVA President

COLLEGE STATION – August 2, 2005 – Dr. Leon Russell, a professor at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, became the first American elected president of the World Veterinary Association (WVA) during the 28th World Veterinary Congress held in Minneapolis, MN, July 16-20. Over the next three years, Russell, whose candidacy […]


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