Veterinary Medicine

Identifying a gene for canine night blindness

An international team of researchers led by the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Keiko Miyadera has identified the gene mutation responsible for a form of night blindness in dogs. Strategies to treat this condition could also inform treatment of other diseases that rely on targeting this cell type.

Katherine Unger Baillie

Game Commission and Penn Vet partner to protect wildlife

The Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program will increase disease surveillance, management, and research to better protect wildlife throughout the state from a spread of diseases, including chronic wasting disease and West Nile virus.

Penn Today Staff

100th puppy

An 8-week-old black Labrador retriever is the 100th puppy to enter the Penn Vet Working Dog Center research-based training program.

Louisa Shepard

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BBC News

Meet the Dogs Being Trained to Sniff Out Looted Ancient Treasures

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center is collaborating with Red Arch Cultural Heritage Law & Policy Research to train five dogs to identify stolen artifacts. (Video)


The Washington Post

Does Your Pooch Really Need Prozac?

Carlo Siracusa of the School of Veterinary Medicine weighed in on the use of psychiatric drugs in veterinary medicine. Siracusa says that drugs can be a more “benign” option than other behavior modification tools, such as shock collars.