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'Mad cow' agent merits further study, Cornell Author of new book compares human, animal forms of spongiform encephalopathies

Maddening cow disease might be a better name, so frustrating is the causative agent with its apparent ability to move among species. Not to mention the public- health dilemmas facing authorities in Great Britain, where a cattle disease called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease, may have infected humans.

Cornell cooperating in federal 'BSE surveillance' program

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell is cooperating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a surveillance program for British cattle that were imported to the United States before bovine spongiform encephalopathy in England prompted a 1989 embargo on cattle from the United Kingdom.

Salmonellosis and iguanas go hand-in-foot, Children, elderly are most at-risk from pet lizards' bacterial infections

Pet owners intrigued by the exotic are getting something extra with their imported iguanas -- exotic forms of Salmonella bacteria that can cause life-threatening illness in humans, Cornell University veterinary researchers are finding.

At Cornell, groundhog is harbinger of health

The groundhog (also known as the woodchuck) is honored at Cornell for its indispensable contributions to the study of liver disease in humans.

Groundhog Day facts and factoids

Got questions about Groundhog Day? We've got answers. Woodchuck and groundhog are common terms for the same animal, the rodent with the scientific name of Marmota monax.