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Identifying Drugs to Manage Obesity in Cats

July 23, 2012 MAF

Obesity in cats has reached epidemic proportions: An estimated 20 to 48 percent of owned cats are now overweight. Obese cats are more likely to develop health problems, such as diabetes, skin conditions, heart disease and severe lameness. Researchers at Auburn University investigated whether they could use drugs to act on two protein molecules in the brain, known as melanocortin-3 and melanocortin-4 receptors, to treat obesity in cats.

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Hormone Information Shows Promise in Diagnosing Feline Diabetes

January 20, 2010 MAF

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Identifying Drugs that Could Manage Obesity in Cats

October 13, 2009 MAF

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