While dogs keep dying from eating pet food tainted with aflatoxin, Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine is announcing it has developed protein tests that accurately indicate a dog's liver failure caused by the toxin.
Even though Diamond, Country Value and Professional brand dog foods have been recalled for containing highly toxic aflatoxins, they have caused an estimated 100 dog deaths in recent weeks, say Cornell veterinarians.
Several dogs from the Rochester area suffered liver damage after ingesting commercial dog food contaminated with a fungal toxin, according to veterinarians at Cornell University's Hospital for Animals, where the dogs are being treated.
As staffers hired by Cornell's Lab of Ornithology and volunteers gear up for a six-month search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, residents of Brinkley, Ark., may be wondering why it is so hard to find. (December 14, 2005)
About 18 Cornell University students hired by the Cornell Theory Center for its SciFair outreach program serve as online mentors to middle and high school students across the nation to help them research, design and build virtual worlds based on such issues as Mars exploration and the human genome project. (December 07, 2005)
Avian flu experts emphasized the importance of dialogue and coordination among people in public health, animal health and wildlife management as essential preparation for a possible avian influenza pandemic, during a conference organized by Cornell.
The definitive Hurricane Katrina play was written three months before the storm hit. The play is "Pink Collar Crime" by New Orleans actress-playwright Yvette Sirker, Cornell Class of '84. (November 30, 2005)