Are we really on the brink of a dog flu pandemic?

If you’re a dog owner (or even if you’re not), you may have been alarmed by some recent headlines going around: Dogs have been identified as a potential cause for the spread of the flu — on a pandemic level.

What does this mean, though? Is there a new type of dog flu we should […]

Preventing the spread of swine influenza

With the current news topics of emerging strains of swine1 and avian influenza2 spreading throughout North America, it is important to review the influenza virus, what it can do if it enters your farm, and how you can prevent it from spreading.

What is influenza?

The commonly known influenza virus (H1N1) was first identified and […]

Science: Don’t double dip that chip!

It’s a question that has been pondered by party-goers for centuries and now that we have entered into the season of holiday celebrations and get-togethers, the answer has never been more crucial.

What are the dangers of double-dipping? Can the bacteria in your mouth really make it onto a chip then into the dip? Is […]