Our most recent publication describes early diagnosis of hepatocutaneous syndrome, and redefines the syndrome to include cases that don't have skin lesions when they're diagnosed. Because not all dogs have the characteristic skin rash or crusty paw pads of this disease when diagnosed early, we introduced new terminology. We're calling it ACHES (aminoaciduric canine hypoaminoacidemic hepatopathy syndrome). The full study here: https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16259
A $4.2 million project at Cornell focused on 100 Alaskan sled dogs, former athletes past their glory days, is part a quest for one of the holy grails of medicine: how to slow aging.
Our manuscript, Serum Vitamin D Metabolites and CXCL10 Concentrations Associate with Survival in Dogs with Immune Mediated Disease, is provisionally accepted in Frontiers in Veterinary Science. We found that in dogs that had autoimmune diseases, those with low Vitamin D blood concentrations or high CXCL10 concentrations had shorter survival. These findings pave the way for new research to better understand how we might improve the prognosis of dogs with certain immune-mediated diseases. Read Here