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Better Diagnostic Imaging for Pet Rabbits

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

New study shows that GI ultrasounds may reveal source of life-threatening illness for rabbits Gastrointestinal issues are the most common emergency that brings pet rabbits—the third most popular companion small mammal in the U.S.—to the… Read More

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.

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 Surgical First

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Ziggy is now back home at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

A healthy mouth equals a happy rabbit

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Did you know that February is National Pet Dental Health Month? A healthy mouth makes for a happy pet but it is not just dogs and cats who benefit from strong choppers. Rabbits and guinea pigs have special dental needs to consider as well. Dr. Jennifer Graham, assistant professor of zoological companion animal medicine, provides tips for pet owners on how to keep these pint-sized smiles healthy.

Sungold the Rabbit