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Research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer

STARKVILLE — A research team at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer. Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research. “We have a lot to gain ...

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Humane Society takes in animals from suspected puppy mill

GULFPORT — The Humane Society of South Mississippi is providing shelter in Gulfport to more than 100 dogs rescued from suspected puppy mills in Alcorn County. HSSM spokeswoman Krystyna Schmitt says the rescued dogs were brought to Gulfport on last night. Authorities say more than 170 animals were removed from two locations in Alcorn County and taken to a number ...

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State improves heartworm diagnosis ranking, but still third-highest in U.S.

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — There’s good and bad news for Mississippi’s pets. The good news is the Magnolia State has slightly improved its position in the battle against one of the deadliest diseases threatening dogs and cats. The bad news, according to the American Heartworm Society (AHS), which conducts a nationwide incidence survey every three years, Mississippi only dropped from second ...

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Natchez Trace officials warn of dogs following cyclist's attack

Bicyclists using a stretch of the Natchez Trace in the Madison area have more to look out for than just vehicular traffic, and this hazard really bites. Yesterday morning, a 64-year-old bicyclist was attacked and bitten by a pack of dogs near mile marker 113.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway. The cyclist was traveling southbound when he stated that a ...

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Will new ordinance have dog lovers howling?

Numerous cases of pet hoarding and cruelty to animals have been in headlines of late, and one city has decided to take a stand on the issue. It is likely, however, to have dog lovers howling. The city of Meridian has adopted a new ordinance limiting dog ownership to three animals per household. The Meridian Star reports that Councilman Randy ...

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Scientists studying cancer in dogs; could lead to new treatments humans

STARKVILLE — A group of veterinarians at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, work that will likely also advance knowledge of human cancer. MSU scientists said there is little difference between cancerous tumors found in dogs and humans, and the opportunity to help both human and canine patients is growing. “The ...

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Study finds Mississippians love dogs; cats not so much

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recently released its U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook, which revealed that Mississippi ranks sixth for dog ownership with 45.2 percent of households owning a dog. In 2006, which was the last time the AVMA put together the sourcebook, Mississippi made the bottom 10 list of pet owners, ranking 42nd with ...

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National coon-hunting competition coming to state

BATESVILLE — The United Kennel Club will hold its Winter Classic Coon Hunt in Batesville. The three-day event had been held in Albany, Ga., for the past 25 years. The event will be held on its traditional weekend, from Jan. 25-27, 2013, at the civic center. Officials tell the Panolian the Winter Classic typically draws 600 dogs that are divided ...

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