Posts Tagged Dogs

Study looks at how dogs can help fight the spread of spotted lanternflies

Sally Dickinson and her trained detection dog, Flint, search a vineyard in Winchester for spotted lanternfly egg masses. They are beginning to recruit other people with their dogs to do the same. It’s a four-year project funded by the USDA. (Credit: Luke Hayes/Virginia Tech)

The invasive spotted lanternfly continues to spread throughout Virginia, threatening vineyards. Researchers are training dogs to help sniff them out, as Roxy Todd reports.

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To Tether or Not to Tether? Lawmakers Weigh In


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Lawmakers in Richmond are deadlocked on how to handle tethering of dogs. Michael Pope reports.

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Canine Brain Cancer Treatment May Help Humans


Bentley is a Boxer with brain cancer being treated at Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg. (Credit: Alyson Taylor)

A treatment being tested for brain cancer in dogs may one day help humans with the same disease. Clinical trials at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg are showing promising results and a new round of trials is set to start early next year. Robbie Harris reports.

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