Purdue Scientists Join in Launch of Cloud-based Canine Cancer Database to Benefit Humans and Their Best Friends

Friday, September 11th, 2020 - The National Cancer Institute has announced the development of the Integrated Canine Data Commons (ICDC), which has significant ties to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Developed by the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, the cloud-based repository of spontaneously arising canine cancer data was created with the goal of advancing human cancer research by enabling comparative analysis of canine cancer.

Fall Allergies Can Affect Horses, Too – Triggering Asthma and Impacting Performance

Friday, September 11th, 2020 - Just as many humans start to sneeze in the fall, horses also can experience seasonal allergy symptoms. Those symptoms can include coughing, but Dr. Laurent Couëtil, professor of large animal internal medicine in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, says sometimes the only sign is that their performance suffers.

Upcoming Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture Spotlights Service Dogs and Welfare Considerations

Friday, August 28th, 2020 - Dr. Zenithson Ng will provide a unique glimpse into the life of a service dog and reveal opportunities for stakeholders to assure the welfare of these animals when he gives the Elanco Human-Animal Bond Lecture during the virtual Purdue Veterinary Conference Tuesday, September 22.

$3.86 Million NIH Grant Accelerates Purdue Veterinary Scholar’s Novel Approach in Race to Develop Effective Vaccine to Combat COVID-19

Friday, August 21st, 2020 - Dr. Mittal is leading a research team that is taking a novel approach to developing an efficient vaccine for COVID-19, and the research just received a major boost in the form of a five-year $3.86 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

PVM Study Finds That Disrupting Anxiety is PTSD Service Dog’s Most Important Task for Veterans

Friday, July 31st, 2020 - Science has shown that service dogs can benefit some veterans with PTSD. But the exact role service dogs play in the day-to-day lives of veterans – and the helpfulness of the tasks they perform – is less known. A recent study led by the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine shows what trained tasks service dogs perform the most often and which ones are the most helpful to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The study found that the task of disrupting episodes of anxiety ranked among the most important and most often used.

External Funding Increased in 2020 Fiscal Year as PVM Faculty Brought in More Research Dollars

Friday, July 24th, 2020 - The external funding of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine grew during the 2019-2020 fiscal year to a total of $12,095,137, an increase of nearly 10% compared with the previous fiscal year.

Purdue Innovators, Including Dr. Riyi Shi, Receive $1.3 Million Grant for Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s Research

Friday, July 24th, 2020 - A team of Purdue University scholars led by professors from the Colleges of Science and Veterinary Medicine have received new support as they work to develop solutions to what U.S. military officials call an alarming trend in dementia among wounded soldiers. The same researchers also seek solutions to better treat Alzheimer’s disease. Innovators from several disciplines across the university make-up the Purdue research team that received a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Defense for their work in this area.

PVM Faculty Collaborate on $1 Million Research Project into Rapid Sensor Technology for Cattle Disease

Friday, July 17th, 2020 - Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), one of the most prevalent and costly illnesses in the beef and dairy industries, accounts for about half of all feedlot deaths in North America and costs producers as much as $900 million a year. Purdue University researchers, including faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine, are developing technology to reduce diagnosis time to about 30 minutes.

Foundations Unite to Support PVM Comparative Oncology Research

Friday, July 10th, 2020 - You can’t put a price on unconditional love and affection from a pet. But an avid animal-loving Indiana couple’s gratitude for the opportunity to spend more time with their beloved, cancer-stricken canine companion inspired a $1 million gift to support the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (PCOP) that is part of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and an integral component of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (PCCR).

Paradox of addressing animal welfare while dehumanizing people

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 - At a point in time where a global pandemic is threatening human health and an extraordinary public awakening about systemic racism is fueling societal unrest in the U.S. and across the world, it feels a little tone deaf to be discussing animal welfare. Nonetheless, fueled in part by public discussions of the food chain breaking...

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