From: Posted by: Lisa Ann Wilson
Date: 28 Apr 2004
Remote Name: 126.96.36.199
Study Shows Dog Cancer Linked to Lawn Chemicals (Washington, DC) -- Researches at Purdue University say a link between lawn chemicals and bladder cancer in Scottish terriers may help shed light on whether they also cause cancer in some people. The team surveyed 83 owners of Scottish terriers whose pets had recently been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Larry Glickman, a professor of epidemiology and environmental medicine at Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine found that, quote, "the similarity between human and dog genomes will allow us to find the genetic predisposition toward this form of cancer found in both Scotties and certain people." Glickman and his team hope to also find out which specific lawn chemicals are responsible for the disease. The report was published in the "Journal of the American Veterinary Medicine Association."