Parasites, snails may factor in Adirondack moose decline

The apparent declining moose population in New York ’s Adirondack Mountains may be caused partly by tiny parasite-transmitting snails eaten by moose as they forage vegetation, according to new research presented by two Cornell undergraduate students at the annual Ecological Society of America meeting, in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 8. “Our results show that moose foraging […]

Nasty parasitic worm, common in wildlife, now infecting U.S. cats

ITHACA, N.Y. — When Cornell University veterinarians found half-foot-long worms living in their feline patients, they had discovered something new: The worms, Dracunculus insignis, had never before been seen in cats. “First Report of Dracunculus Insignis in Two Naturally Infected Cats from the Northeastern USA,” published in the February issue of the Journal of Feline […]

Dogs and wolves diverged from common ancestor

ITHACA, N.Y. — Dogs were domesticated between 9,000 and 34,000 years ago, most likely while humans were still hunting and gathering – before the advent of agriculture, according to an analysis of individual genomes of modern dogs and gray wolves. Cornell University researchers Ilan Gronau, Adam Boyko, Adam Siepel and an international team of researchers […]

NYS Gaming Commission and Cornell University announce appointment of Dr. Scott E. Palmer as Equine Medical Director

     ___________________________________________________________ CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE   FOR RELEASE:  Monday, Jan. 13, 2014  Contact: Joe Schwartz Phone:  (607) 254-6235 Joe.Schwartz@cornell.edu NYS Gaming Commission and Cornell University announce appointment of Dr. Scott E. Palmer as Equine Medical Director Dr. Palmer will oversee health and safety of horses at NYS Tracks and serve as an Adjunct […]

$63M Vet College upgrade means more students, better animal care

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS RELEASE FOR RELEASE:  Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 Contact: Joe Schwartz Joe.Schwartz@cornell.edu (607) 254-6235 OR Melissa Osgood Phone:  (607) 255-2059 Cell: (716) 860-0587 mmo59@cornell.edu $63M Vet College upgrade means more students, better animal care ITHACA, N.Y. — The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell will begin a $63 million capital project to upgrade […]