What can we learn from medical conditions experienced by both humans and animals?
Cardiac disease, cancer, and obesity are common spontaneously-occurring diseases in people, dogs and cats. Learn how animal models are used to research human diseases in this seminar. Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN, Professor at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and a veterinary nutritionist, will explain recent research findings, and the associated benefits to multiple species.
After completing the course, you will be able to:
- Describe how spontaneous animal models are used in researching human diseases (i.e. heart failure, cancer, and obesity)
- Explain the pros and cons of studying the common spontaneously-occurring diseases that companion animals develop
- Discuss research being conducted on nutritional modulation of cardiac disease
- Identify the similarities and differences between cardiac disease in people, dogs, and cats
- Explain the similarities and differences between human and pet obesity, and how the study of one can benefit the other.