Canine Genetic Testing Genetic testing for cruciate ligament rupture in the Labrador Retriever We are now able to undertake genetic testing for risk of cruciate ligament rupture in pure-bred Labrador ...
BCSRC is looking forward to working with Dr. Aicher of TAMU school of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences ￼as she researches the prevelance of liver flukes in the competition labrador retrievers. We will serve as an outlet of information on how to get dogs tested and other details about the project. ... See MoreSee Less
Good presentation and great discussion about Heterobilharzia americana (liver flukes) by club member and TAMU Veterinarian Kate Aicher. The energy behind her interest and research into the prevalence of this parasite stimulated ideas on how we could help! The protocols and testing plan is under development for the initiative. Her target population is the working retriever community’s dogs. Stay tuned as this project hopefully kicks off in the Spring. ... See MoreSee Less
Is it posted online anywhere?? My dog had/has this and would like to read up on it more.
What: Education/Research Event (at our club meeting but anyone is welcome) When: 7pm November 14th (2nd Tuesday due to holidays) Where: C&J BBQ (off WJ Bryan and Hwy 6)
Who: BCSRC member Dr. Kate Aicher, graduated from Texas A&M University in 2012 with her DVM. She then completed a 1-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Tennessee, followed by a 3-year small animal internal medicine residency at North Carolina State University. She became a board-certified small animal internal medicine specialist by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Following her residency at NCSU, she became a Staff Internist, and later Chief of Staff and Medical Director at a multi-hospital emergency and specialty hospital in central North Carolina. In the summer of 2021, she decided to return to academia to help start the new Texas A&M 2+2 program at VERO in Canyon. She then relocated to the College Station vet school campus in 2022 where she teaches vet students, interns, and residents, performs clinical duty in the small animal hospital, and conducts research with the Gastrointestinal Laboratory and Dog Aging Project. Her research interests are focused primarily into epidemiology of canine liver disease, with particular interest in diseases that affect Labrador Retrievers, including copper associated liver diseases and Heterobilharzia americana (liver flukes). She has two Labrador Retrievers, Rogue and Jordan, as well as one geriatric mare named Ruby. ... See MoreSee Less
National Survey Says 6% of Americans Hunt Hunters spent $45.2 billion in pursuit of game animals in 2022 A new report released on Oct. 12 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows that 14.4 million ...