Posts with tag Cornell University


Midwest Canine Influenza Outbreak: A New Virus Within the United States

If you keep tabs on dog-related news, you’re probably already aware of the recent outbreak of canine influenza in the Midwest. Chicago appears to be at the epicenter of the epidemic. The first dogs affected by this virus were observed in mid-March of this year. Since then, more than 1,000 known cases have been reported… read more

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Dramatic Hair Loss Inches Toward Solution

The coat abnormality commonly known as “alopecia X” leads to significant loss of hair that typically will not be recovered over a particular dog’s lifetime. It starts as unexplained, symmetrical hair loss on the rear of the dog, moves to the neck area, then to various parts of the trunk, according to Alane Levinsohn, health… read more


Distemper Is Still Out There, But No Need for Fear

Canine distemper on the rise? New strains invading the U.S.? If you’ve had these questions lately, you can put your mind at ease. “The problem you have is canine distemper is a fairly elastic virus,” says Edward J. Dubovi, Ph.D., a professor and the virology laboratory director at the Cornell Animal Health Diagnostic Center in… read more