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Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people

Research drives treatments and discoveries

Scientists at the College of Veterinary Medicine work with and among faculty at one of the world's leading research universities. Collaborations inspire discoveries and innovative approaches to some of the most challenging issues facing society today, such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. The following examples highlight life-enhancing research currently in progress.



Best way to relocate a rhinoceros

In 1992, just after graduating from veterinary school, Robin Radcliffe and his twin brother traveled to the African country of Botswana, where they saw rhinoceroses in the ...More



A canine leg up on arthritis

Large-breed dogs like Labradors, Newfoundlands and Rottweilers can suffer from a forelimb lameness when they are puppies, which may result in a significant lameness later ...  More


handBacteria to fight parasites

Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by parasites that are transmitted by sand fly bites. The disease is widespread in 88 nations, with two million new cases annually. It is considered one of the most important emerging ... More


The boxer is a stocky, short-haired dog known for its strength and perpetual energy, and for its disposition to a heart condition called arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathyor ARVC...More



Stem cell tear repair

Tears in cartilage – stiff, connective tissue that acts as a cushion in joints – are common injuries among animals and humans alike, and can lead to limited mobility, pain, eventually...More


Most agricultural livestock in the U.S. receive antibiotics to prevent and treat infections that can spread through farms. But this practice kills off healthy bacteria in animals’ digestive tracks and ...More

What comes to mind when you think of a herpes virus? For most non-scientists, probably a cold sore, or maybe the relatively benign STD that afflicts humans. Together, these well-known human viruses ...More


At first, the baby elephant was quiet. She appeared to have a mild episode of colic. Within three hours, she was lethargic and had stopped eating, The next day, despite aggressive treatment, her head and ...More


IberianwolfTo understand a species

What do a wolf, a dog, and a human all have in common? Why genes, of course. Which helps explain why Portuguese researchers are sending wolf DNA samples to Cornell’s DNA bank for processingand analysis. Not only does the ..More

While overcoming an addiction is usually the healthy choice, cancer cells' addiction to the amino acid glutamine is key to their vitality and growth. But Cornell researchers have ...More