Digital Haptic Lab Partners with Ontario Veterinary College for Difficult Surgery

Story by Anna Wassermann, a U of G student writer with SPARK (Students Promoting Awareness Research and Knowledge) At the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), advanced surgical procedures for removing tumours are getting companion animals back on their paws. But sometimes tumours present themselves in odd and inaccessible locations, and innovative techniques are needed to locate …

Research Aims to Reduce Iodine Levels in Milk

Iodine is a little known essential nutrient: we all need some to be healthy, but not too much. Iodized table salt currently provides most of the daily requirement, but cow’s milk is another important source. That’s especially true as people reduce their salt intake for health reasons, says population medicine professor David Kelton. Too much …

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Win the War Against Weeds

If the grass is always greener on the other side of your fence, Prof. Katerina Serlemitsos Jordan can help you make your neighbours green with envy with a healthy lawn. An avid golfer, she decided to pursue a PhD in turf pathology and now works with golf courses, athletic fields and sod farms to diagnose …

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Vet Students’ Pet Nutrition Knowledge Put to the Test

Most pet owners think they know what’s best for their pets, especially when it comes to nutrition, but they’re not always right. That can lead to nutritional deficiencies and health problems for their pets, says Prof. Deep Khosa, Population Medicine. She and master’s student May Kamleh are surveying prospective and first-year veterinary students at the …

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Robots See Red When Picking Tomatoes

If you’ve ever picked tomatoes before, you know what to look for: tomatoes that are red and firm. It’s a more challenging exercise for robots working in greenhouses. They need to be programmed to recognize what a ripe tomato looks like, grasp it with the right amount of pressure and package it without damaging it. …