Endangered Pandas Suffer Setback

Endangered Pandas Suffer Setback

With panda numbers already at a low, the news of a virus killing two of these animals and leaving a third critical is devastating. Canine Distemper Virus, or CDV, is a devastating viral disease that can effect many body systems like the respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, spinal cord, and brain. The virus is highly contagious […]

Lambs Helping Human Infants

Lambs Helping Human Infants

Have you ever heard of respiratory syncytial virus? Most people have not and if you’ve contracted it as an adult, you have likely felt mild cold like symptoms. Newborn babies however have a much more severe reaction to the virus, especially preemies, that results in 160,000 newborn lives claimed each year.  Researchers are using lambs as the next logical step after rodents to […]

Are there animals in YOUR medicine cabinet?

Are there animals in YOUR medicine cabinet?

How have animals helped YOU today? If you’re not familiar with research, you might not have any idea. But did you know that most of our medical advances wouldn’t have been possible without animals? It’s amazing to learn about the ways they’ve helped us! Antibiotic ointment, aspirin, cold medicines, penicillin, anti-depressants, blood pressure and cholesterol […]

Animals in Research; Saving the World

Animals in Research; Saving the World

If you have ever questioned the use of animals in research I strongly suggest you do your homework. The amazing discoveries, treatments and cures are are astounding. Albert Sabin, who developed the Polio vaccine said, “Without animal research, polio would still be claiming thousands of lives each year.” Sabin, and his vaccine, are just one example of […]