Posts with tag University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine

Five-year-old Bulldog Erma is part of a trial to determine whether a cancer vaccine is safe. Nicola Mason, B.V.M., of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine is leading the trial. Photos courtesy of University of Pennsylvania.

Pet Dogs Help Test Cancer Vaccine

A dozen or so dogs will be part of the first test of whether a vaccine may eventually be used to treat osteosarcoma, a cancer which ultimately kills almost all dogs treated for it. Right now, six dogs with osteosarcoma have been vaccinated at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. All dogs have… read more


Stop Mastitis in Its Tracks

The secret to managing mastitis, a bacterial infection that invades the mammary glands of nursing bitches, is to identify it as early as possible. “I think most important is to always check the mammary glands,” says Margret L. Casal, D.V.M., associate professor of reproduction and pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine… read more