Posts with tag vaccine

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


‘Kennel Cough’ Is So Much More

No one wants to hear “kennel cough.” It can strike fear in the heart of any boarding kennel operator, shelter director, veterinary practice manager or breeder. But when most people hear those two words, if they know it’s actually canine infectious respiratory disease, they think “bordetella.” Well, it could be. But then again, maybe not…. read more


Bordetella: To Poke, To Spray or To Squirt?

The bacterium Bordetella bronchiseptica can cause symptoms often referred to as “kennel cough.” It is not the only cause of the hacking cough often associated with infectious tracheobronchitis, however. Canine parainfluenza virus and canine adenovirus type 2 can also lead to infection. “Bordetella bronchiseptica is a well-adapted pathogen of the canine upper respiratory tract,” wrote… read more