Study Examines Health and Dog Populations in First Nations Communities

In 2008, Emily Jenkins became involved in a case where a child from a First Nations community in Saskatchewan developed a tapeworm in her brain. Through a joint animal-human health investigation, Jenkins discovered about one in 10 dogs were carrying the parasite and more surprisingly, about 1 in 10 people could have been exposed to it.As a result of her involvement, Jenkins, an Associate Professor...
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Pet Therapy Used to Help Heal those in Need of a Hug

Photo Credit: David BatstoneDogs are not only appreciated for the companionship they give to their owners, but for the joy they bring to others also.Colleen Dell, Professor and Research Chair in Substance Abuse at the University of Saskatchewan, came up with the research idea of how dog therapy can help heal the soul and the heart of those who are dealing with health issues.“The support and...
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