November 29, 2017
Behavior Training Gives Rescue Dog a Fresh Start
Jim and Kathy Nelson of Morehead City, N.C., are retired educators, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped teaching. It’s just that now their students are of the canine persuasion. It all started with their dog, Shadow. The Nelsons are advocates for rescue dogs, so it’s not surprising that when they decided to get a dog
November 6, 2017
Courageous Canine Fights Cancer
The Bullmastiff is an imposing breed. Developed by 19th-century English gamekeepers to stand guard over country estates and typically weighing between 110 to 130 pounds, they give any intruder second thoughts. However, as everyone knows, looks can be deceiving. Bullmastiffs are also notably quiet, mild-mannered and, if properly socialized, affectionate, gentle and calm. That is
October 29, 2017
News and updates, October 2017
Highlights cover key events; faculty, staff, and student accomplishments; and other CVM news...
October 23, 2017
The Role of Hormones in Aggressive Dogs
Barbara Sherman, clinical professor of veterinary behavior and Margaret Gruen, adjunct assistant professor at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, are co-authors of a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology about the role of two hormones in aggressive dog behavior. Dogs bite about 4.5 million Americans each year — about half of them children — according to
September 21, 2017
Mark your calendar: The 26th Annual Dog Olympics is Oct. 7
Cheer canine athletes, celebrate the human/animal bond and help raise funds for homeless dogs at the 26th annual Dog Olympics at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7. Dogs of all breeds, shapes and sizes are invited to participate in athletic and non-athletic competitions such as the
September 13, 2017
More Time for Dexter
Sean New is a busy young man with a job that keeps him hopping, a fiance named Hira and a lively adopted Jack Russell terrier named Dexter. Dexter is the most recent addition to this happy family, but now that they’re together they’re inseparable. When the News were living in Mebane, they talked about getting
August 1, 2017
One Lucky Dog
Life in Lucky’s world was fine until he developed lameness in his right hind leg. Initial examinations by private veterinarians indicated a possible osteosarcoma: bone cancer...
July 17, 2017
Shedding Light on an Emerging Infectious Disease
A new research project answers lingering questions about Bartonella and Bartonellosis...
July 12, 2017
A 6-year-old female Dalmatian has come out a winner thanks to quick thinking and teamwork by clinicians...
June 15, 2017
Canine Influenza: Know the Facts
Think of kennel cough and canine influenza as you do colds and flu in people. The best prevention against any infection is avoiding exposure, we should always be cautious when our dogs are around other dogs. Good practices include...