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In Pursuit of Conservation

Friday, June 26th, 2020

Elena Iacono’s longstanding love of animals has guided her from childhood to her career

Elena Iacono standing in front of the Cummings School sign on the grafton campus posing for a picture

Can Pets Get or Spread COVID-19?

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Cummings School scientists launch a study to better understand the novel coronavirus and how it may infect pets and other domestic animals

Trying to Figure Out the Scoop on Poop

Thursday, January 30th, 2020

Cases of diarrhea that once would have been fatal are responding to fecal transplantation. Now Cummings School researchers are working to identify exactly how this procedure can help horses

Spider Monkey Mission

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Cummings School alumni and faculty members team up to help a monkey victim of the illegal pet trade

The young spider monkey was no more than a year old when her mother was killed. Poachers in Belize had shot her so they could sell the young monkey as a pet. The shotgun blast knocked the small monkey clear of the tree where she was being cradled by her mother—shattering her right arm, dislocating her tail, and peppering her body with shot pellets.

Why is there a EEE vaccine for horses but not for humans?

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Cummings School Professor Sam Telford, an expert on infections spread by mosquitoes and ticks, explains

Actually, there is a human vaccine for eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), but it has never been approved for public use.