38% of Persians and 6% of cats worldwide carry a defective gene for polycystic kidney disease (PKD).
One-third of Maine coon cats have a highly penetrant, autosomal dominant mutation causing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM).
There are 336 known genetic traits/disorders in cats.
Today, there are 698 known canine genetic traits/disorders. (Only 229 are known in horses).
More than 400 canine genetic disorders are potential models of human disease.
The USDA keeps a comprehensive National List of Reportable Animal Diseases (NLRAD) that is updated annually.
Worldwide, rabid dogs are the source of greater than 90% of the human exposures to rabies.
There are 31 reportable diseases in Canada; US reportable diseases are similar but vary slightly state to state.
Remember, almost EVERY vesicular disease of livestock IS REPORTABLE.
The most common cause of 5/5 lameness is foot abscess, NOT fracture
Most lamenesses are forelimb. They carry 60% of the horse's weight.
Lameness is the MOST common reason horses are retired or sold for different careers.
90% of all equine lameness is in the foot!
Which pig diarrhea costs nearly $1.8 billion per year in losses?
Neonatal diarrhea is a classic topic for NAVLE® questions.
Which disease causes a $300 million productivity loss in the U.S.?
Zuku has your pig-me-up for NAVLE®!
Only 6% of NAVLE® test questions cover pigs.
Guess which NAVLE® topic stresses vets out the most? "PIGS"
If you see a pet vomiting, call emetic!
In 2016, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) fielded over
12,000 calls from pet owners about insecticide poisoning and 9,800 calls