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    • 11/02/2020
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    The update on Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) Infections

    The update on Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) Infections

    FeLV is a common retrovirus infection, with many different clinical presentations, which is fatal in progressively infected cats. It can be found in cats worldwide, although its prevalence may vary among geographic locations. Recently, a study about a current prevalence of the FeLV infection in Europe has been published, showing the highest prevalence in Portugal,

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    • 02/02/2020
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    World Cancer Day / 4 February 2020

    World Cancer Day / 4 February 2020

    February 4 is marked as International World Cancer Day. The initiative is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and aims to raise global awareness and education about cancer, its prevention, detection and treatment. Although the initiative is focused on humans, we know that for decades cancer has also been a common health

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    • 05/01/2020
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    Breeding French bulldogs so that they breathe well — A long way to go

    Breeding French bulldogs so that they breathe well — A long way to go

    Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Science published an interesting study on French bulldogs due to an urgent need for breeding efforts to improve the health status of these dogs. They identified parameters that could serve as a basis for breeding against brachycephalic syndrome and simultaneously monitored the genetic variation

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    • 15/12/2019
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    Facial expressions of pain in cats: the development and validation of a Feline Grimace Scale

    Facial expressions of pain in cats: the development and validation of a Feline Grimace Scale

    Cats express pain with subtle changes on their faces. The good news is that we can all learn this language with a simple tool delivered by a research group lead by Dr. Paulo Steagall from the Veterinary Faculty, Université de Montréal. Please check it, learn it and use it: Facial expressions of pain in cats:

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