Cornell veterinarian will monitor horse health for Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics athletes that Dr. Michael A. Ball cares for will run three days in Georgia's July heat, jump over logs and ditches, sweat off as much as 10-15 liters of body fluid an hour and carry other athletes on their backs.

Study: 'Nuisance-barking' dogs respond best to citronella spray collars

When it comes to calming "nuisance-barking" dogs, a spritz of fragrance under the chin is more effective than electric shock, a test by the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine has found.

Non-surgical embryo collection and transfer succeeds in smallest mammal yet -- the domestic ferret Cornell zoologist's procedure offers hope for endangered species

Cornell animal scientists may have a way to help rebuild populations of endangered mammalian species, now that they have succeeded in the first live births by non-surgical embryo collection and transfer in domestic ferrets.

Tumor-fighting fish are focus of American Cancer Society

Viral gene studies at Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine aim to learn how some fish fight skin cancer and how retroviruses function in the development and regression of tumors.

'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.