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Lou Gehrig’s Disease Studied by Veterinarians May Elucidate Understanding of Human Illness - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lou Gehrig’s Disease Studied by Veterinarians May Elucidate Understanding of Human Illness

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a veterinarian, explains how “comparative medicine” studies engaging collaborative interdisciplinary cooperation (i.e. the “One Health approach”) may help medical health scientists better understand and identify important aspects of a serious human disease process using a dog model.  Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) is just one example of many!

*Please read http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/publications/ALS_pressreleaseys1%20(2).pdf and http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/dogs-go-to-bat-against-lou-gehrigs-disease

 *Originally posted on Vetstreet.com, where veterinarians, trainers and pet experts share the most trusted, authoritative information on the web.

“Veterinary medical researchers are studying a dog model of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using pet dogs with a naturally occurring disease similar to ALS, called degenerative myelopathy.  The strength of degenerative myelopathy (DM) as a model of ALS lies in the many corollaries between the human and canine diseases.  Both are rapidly progressive disorders of the adult, have a similar distribution within the nervous system and most recently a genetic mutation in the superoxide dismutase gene, SOD-1, important in ALS, has also been found and characterized in dogs with degenerative myelopathy.  Beyond those similarities, the pet dog as a disease model has some intrinsic features distinguishing it from in vitro and rodent ALS models. Because pet dogs have superior cognitive ability compared to rodents and because pet dogs are not laboratory animals, but share the human environment, information derived from the study of pet dogs with DM provides a complimentary, yet equally important insight into ALS than is gained from by laboratory studies of ALS.”  

Ann E. Hohenhaus, DVM

Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology & Small Animal Internal Medicine)

Certified Veterinary Journalist

The Animal Medical Center

510 East 62nd Street

New York, NY 10065

(212) 329-8612

ann.hohenhaus@amcny.org

www.amcny.org/

http://amcny.wordpress.com/

www.facebook.com/theanimalmedicalcenter/

http://twitter.com/amcny/

www.linkedin.com/in/annhohenhaus

 Dr. Hohenhaus is a One Health supporter/advocate http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.

 Also see:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Fact Sheet (U.S. National Institutes of Health) http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis/detail_ALS.htm

Loss of ALS-Related TDP-43 Protein Causes Disease in Animal Model (ALS Association) http://www.alsa.org/news/archive/loss-of-als-related-tdp-43.html

 


The Animal Medical Center and Zoobiquity author endorse One Health (USA) - Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The Animal Medical Center and Zoobiquity author endorse One Health (USA)

 

“The Animal Medical Center www.amcny.org and Zoobiquity http://zoobiquity.com/ support the One Health concept.  One Health draws together experts in human, animal and environmental health.  As the interface between these three constituencies becomes blurred through globalization, loss of wildlife habitats and emergence of new infectious diseases, cooperation and collaboration between health care professionals becomes paramount to protecting the health of our world. 

 

To further the cause of One Health, The AMC and Zoobiquity have teamed up to offer Zoobiquity 3: a species spanning approach to medicine, November 2, 2013.  Zoobiquity 3 seeks to bring together experts in human, animal and environmental health for education and conversations about One Health.

 

For information or to register please go to:  http://www.cme.ucla.edu/courses/event-description?event%5fid=2149254

 

 

Richard E. Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

Chief Medical Officer

The Animal Medical Center

510 East 62nd Street

New York, New York  10065-8314

 (212) 329-8824

Richard.Goldstein@amcny.org

 

 

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD

Professor of Medicine, UCLA Division of Cardiology

Director, Zoobiquity Research Initiative

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

 (310) 825-6301

bnatterson@mednet.ucla.edu

 

 

Statement provided October 28, 2013 to One Health Initiative website by Ann E. Hohenhaus, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology & Small Animal Internal Medicine), Certified Veterinary Journalist, The Animal Medical Center. Dr. Hohenhaus is a prominent One Health Supporter/advocate http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php.

 

NOTE: The One Health Initiative Autonomous pro bono team recognizes and appreciates this welcomed One Health ‘comparative medicine’ approach. 


Methacillin-Resistant Staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) in Pets Needs Additional Biomedical Research Studies: Regarding potential “human-animal inter-species transmission”. - Monday, March 04, 2013

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Methacillin-Resistant Staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) in Pets Needs Additional Biomedical Research Studies: Regarding potential “human-animal inter-species transmission”.

“...The healthy pets living with humans infected with MRSA have been tested and some found to carry the MRSA which appears to be the same in both the pet and the human. …”

Please see http://amcny.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/staphylococcal-infections-theyre-not-all-superbugs/ By Ann Hoenhaus, DVM, DACVIM

 

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus http://www.amcny.org/about-amc/veterinarians-specialists/ann-e-hohenhaus-dvm-dacvim, a prominent veterinarian certified in small animal internal medicine and oncology works at The Animal Medical Center in New York, N.Y. (USA) http://www.amcny.org/, one of the premier health care hospitals for domestic companion animals (dogs, cats etc.) in the world.  She says “it is certainly true that further studies are required to better understand the epidemiology of Methacillin-Resistant Staphylococcal aureus (MRSA) human-animal inter-species transmission, see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22102871”.

 

Dr. Hohenhaus is a One Health Supporter http://www.onehealthinitiative.com/supporters.php (scroll down).


 
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