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Study links feline hyperthyroidism to flame retardant exposure

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 05, 2015

Hyperthyroidism affects more than 1 in 10 older cats and might be due to exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers, which are commonly used flame retardants in plastics and furniture, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. Researchers at Stockholm University found high levels of the chemicals in blood samples from cats with hyperthyroidism. PBDEs can get into dust that sticks to cats' fur and is then ingested when cats groom themselves. HealthDay News (05/01)


Cats tolerate domestication, when it suits them

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 04, 2015

State-by-state breakdown of Cornell's H3N2 canine influenza diagnoses

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 04, 2015

S.D. police free 36 dogs, 6 cats from vehicle

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 04, 2015

Chicago-area shelters grapple with spreading canine influenza

Animal Health SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

CDC documents possible person-to-person plague transmission that began with dog

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 01, 2015

Body sock allows allergy-prone horse to enjoy the great outdoors

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 05, 2015

Senior tortoise using wheels in place of front limbs gnawed off by rat

Animal Health SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015

Zoetis announces plan to streamline operations, focus

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 06, 2015

Dangerous insecticide implicated in animal deaths

Animal Health SmartBrief | May 01, 2015


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