Cowan takes road less taken toward veterinary career

While most prospective veterinary students feel acceptance into the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is an offer that they dare not put off, Vanessa Cowan felt it was an offer she had to delay.

Gamble doubles down on campus collaboration

There’s collaboration, and then there’s collaboration on the scale that Dr. Jonathan Gamble and his team are working on.

WCVM research receives NSERC funds

U of S faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows were awarded $10.7 million by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for fundamental research projects.

Preserving genes - one package at a time

Using the mail to preserve genetic diversity may sound odd to most people, but then again, most people don't work at Canadian Animal Genetic Resources in Saskatoon.

Discovering the equine small intestine

Until recently, the inside – or lumen— of a live horse's small intestine was beyond the reach of traditional imaging modalities and remained a mystery to veterinarians.

Digital access makes textbooks open to all

Dr. Marion Jackson scrolls through digital images of blood, fluids, and fine needle aspirates obtained from clinical cases seen at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinary Medical Centre and from private practices.

Advanced treatment for canine cancer

For a pet owner, the worst news in the world is hearing that your furry best friend has cancer.

New fish imaging mode could reduce harm

Because fish are a valuable tool for determining whether environmental contamination has occurred, scientists commonly use them for environmental assessments.

Bacterial vaginosis: more common than flu

If you heard about a condition that affects one million women every year and develops in one out of every three women, you'd assume it was well known and easily treated.

White-crowned sparrows get the worms

A mass of white worms writhe in between the organs of the white-crowned sparrow that our team is dissecting this morning.

Can a breast cancer drug benefit cattle?

Can a drug that's proved useful for humans be of value to the beef and dairy cow industry?

Tracking dairy heifer parasites in Saskatchewan

Standing in the middle of a pasture and melting in the July heat, following a group of heifers around the field collecting manure samples – it's all part of Haley Scott's glamorous research job.

Keeping pigs busy could improve welfare

I have travelled halfway around the globe from my home in Ghana to look for ways to improve the management of sows here in Canada.