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Occum’s Razor and Hickam’s Dictum: Strange New Diseases or Something Much More Interesting?

I have an unusual fascination with the concept of medicine as both an art and a science. Superficially, the two disciplines have little to do with each other – Where medicine is sterile, factual, statistical, and specific, art is paradoxically relaxed, fluid, and imaginative. The role for creativity in the mind of a doctor is… read more

Greatness Lives Within Us

“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” — Wilma Rudolph, U.S. gold medalist in track and field At some point we’ve all been made to feel that greatness was not meant for… read more

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North Dakota News: Resolution Would Direct Study of Assistance Dogs

Next Monday, February 9, 2015, the North Dakota House Human Services Committee will consider House Concurrent Resolution 3010. If ultimately approved, the resolution will direct legislative staff to study the identification of properly trained assistance dogs providing legitimate service to their owners, waivers of local registration fees, and the effect of various local ordinances on… read more

The Ark at JFK – A State of the Art Animal Handling Facility

Port Authority Approves Nation’s Most Comprehensive Aviation Animal Handling Facility At JFK International Airport Expansive 172,165 square-foot center to operate 24/7 for worldwide import and export needs A 21st century animal handling facility is coming to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Port Authority commissioners today approved plans for a world class, $32 million facility… read more

Dogs Hear Our Words and How We Say Them

When people hear another person talking to them, they respond not only to what is being said–those consonants and vowels strung together into words and sentences–but also to other features of that speech–the emotional tone and the speaker’s gender, for instance. Now, a report in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 26 provides… read more

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New Hope for Paraplegic Dogs

There are many causes of paraplegia or hind end paralysis in dogs. Far and away, the most common cause is intervertebral disc disease (aka, slipped disc or herniated disc). Dachshunds are the “poster dogs” for this disease. Surgery to remove the disc material compressing the spinal cord can prevent paralysis in many cases. For some… read more

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AKC/Eukanuba National Championship

AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Photos by Diana Hahn [metaslider id=45850] AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Sporting Group Photos by Megan Cloudman [metaslider id=43162] AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Hound Group Photos by Megan Cloudman [metaslider id=43203] AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Non-Sporting Group Photos by Megan Cloudman [metaslider id=43333]

Communication Breakdown or Comedy Show? Veterinarians See It All…

The five crucial components to a veterinary visit include recording a patient’s vital signs, taking a complete medical history, performing a comprehensive physical exam, recommending laboratory tests, and discussing the utility of other ancillary studies. You might be surprised to learn that the most useful of those five pieces of the diagnostic puzzle has nothing… read more

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Realistic expectations: The semantics of “fixing” your dog

Animal behavior science has advanced a great deal in recent decades. We now understand more about canine cognitive development than ever, thanks to researchers such as Alexandra Horowitz, John Bradshaw and Brian Hare. New discoveries into how puppies develop and dogs think have brought about proven methods for behavior modification. What we humans have not… read more

Published in New York in 1859, the plate for “The First Landing of the Pilgrims, 1620” was drawn by Charles Lucey and engraved by T. Phillibrown. Notice the dog beside the little girl, fourth from the right.

Pilgrims and Dogs Land in the New World

When the Mayflower landed on the rocky coast of New England in the winter of 1620, the 100 people aboard had survived a storm at sea, which blew them off course and precipitated an initial landing at what is now Newfoundland, Canada. There they took on fresh supplies and water. When they set sail again… read more

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