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New medicine could be a game-changer for people, pets with diabetes

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Boston 25 News Dr. Orla Mahony spoke with Boston 25 News (Fox affiliated channel) about a new potentially game-changing clinical trial for diabetic dogs that provides an ultra-long lasting insulin shot. Watch the clip here: https://www.boston25news.com/news/new-medicine-could-be-a-game-changer-for-people-pets-with-diabetes/953475285

Backyard Chickens and the Risk of Lead Exposure

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Urban dwellers need to take precautions to prevent their egg layers from bringing the heavy metal into the food chain
When Teresa McGowan and her husband first bought their Somerville, Massachusetts, home in 2004, one of the first things they did was test the soil in their yard for lead. It was a recommendation from local gardeners, who knew that produce grown in contaminated soil can be dangerous.

Research has shown that lead is a potent neurotoxin, associated with reduced IQ, attention-related behavior problems, and poor academic achievement in children exposed to it through food or environmental factors.

Asking the Right Questions to Make Informed Decisions about Pet Foods

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

We’re big fans of the WSAVA guidelines for selecting pet foods and there is a new online tool from the Pet Nutrition Alliance that allows you to see answers from pet food manufacturers to some of the questions WSAVA recommends asking about your pet’s food

Get the Lead Out

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Best practices for keeping your backyard chickens and family lead-safe.

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A Chicken and Egg Problem

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Urban dwellers looking to raise backyard chickens must take precautions to prevent lead exposure.

A Lot to Chew On

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Dental Week helps prepare veterinary students to meet the needs of future patients.

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