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The mitotic phase.

In this time-lapse video of cell division in a newt lung cell, you can see a process that normally takes more than an hour occur in less than a minute.

The mitotic phase is a multistep process during which the duplicated chromosomes are aligned, separated, and moved into two new, identical daughter cells. The first portion is called karyokinesis, or nuclear division and the second portion, called cytokinesis. Karyokinesis is divided into a series...
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Two recent reports serve as somber reminders that pets can be a source of zoonotic (animal-to-human) diseases. A dog's lick led to an infection in his owner...
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Whether lazing on a cozy couch, stretching out in a spot in the sun, or exploring the dark corners of your closet, you cat feels safe in your home. But every household has substances that can pose a hazard to your cat if he's exposed to them. Learn about some of the common hazards around your home and ways you can protect your feline friends from harm. Download a printable form of this...
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Susan Field-The Morning SunMike Steinman of Remus holds his dog, Sunny, as veterinarian Jan Pol (right) administers a distemper shot Friday at his Nottawa Township clinic.
By Susan Field, sfield@michigannewspapers.com, @sfield_msun on Twitter

Mike and Helen Steinman have taken their pets to Pol Veterinary Clinic in Isabella County’s Nottawa Township for years.

They traveled from their home in Remus...
Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS, University of Tennessee
Rachel Seibert, DVM, University of Tennessee

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Branches of the caudal auricular artery passing from the convex to the concave surface of the pinna through tiny channels within the cartilage provide blood to the auricular cartilage. Normally, the concave surface of pinna cartilage is firmly attached to the skin, but trauma may create dead space between the cartilage and skin that fills with...
Cutaneous horns are composed of keratin overgrowth. There are a number of suspected underlying causes for CH formation on cat footpads, sometimes these occur on the face or other areas (if not on a weight bearing surface, these lesions usually do not cause lameness).



They are associated with papillomavirus infection, FeLV, and squamous cell carcinoma. Diagnosis of the condition is usually based on the appearance of the lesions. Affected cats should be tested for FeLV because this is an easy rule-out diagnosis. Single horns associated with scaly skin...
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A five week old stray kitten has been rescued by Lort Smith and MFB from the engine of a car after having travelled over 20 kilometres from Deer Park to Parkville and left there for close to 12 hours while the unaware car owner was at work.

The kitten, now dubbed Honda, only became known to the driver of the car as she started to drive home after a full day of work in Parkville. As she began driving, she heard a meowing sound which gradually grew louder. She managed to make her way to Lort Smith in North Melbourne where MFB fire-fighters from West Melbourne...
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Brachycephalic Dog Breeds - Surgery and Medicine Challenges for Vets

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In this lecture Dr Charles Kuntz and Dr Alex Santamaria will discuss:

  • surgical approaches to brachycephalic airway surgery
  • orthopaedic diseases common to brachycephalics - patellar luxation, hip dysplasia and
  • spinal diseases common to brachycephalics - disc disease, hemivertebrae, “screw tail"
Our surgeons will then be joined by our very popular...
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It’s not uncommon to miss the company of animals when travelling. But a severe case of “dogsickness” changed the career direction of forest scientist Cynthia (Cindy) Karsten.

“I went to work in Montana with the AmeriCorps program Montana Conservation Corps, travelled a lot with the job and couldn’t have a dog,” she said. “Thus I started volunteering at the local shelter”.

“My first impression was that it...