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|08-28-2007 08:05 AM|
I knew it , it explains the current weird behavior of the VB's of late .
|08-28-2007 07:27 AM|
|Skylark||We joked about full moons when I worked in nursing homes. Now we joke about it at the newspaper. Any excuse to explain why people act weird in groups...|
|08-27-2007 03:50 PM|
|GhostUser||I don't know about animal shelters but I do know that my dogs are always naughty around the full moon. I didn't actually realise it was a full moon at the moment (it's cloudy) so it wasn't me imagining it because it's a full moon but they have been naughty for the past few days.......|
|08-27-2007 01:55 PM|
|bluegold||^ Thats interesting , I was just wondering if any VB's that work /volunteer at animal shelters notice any difference in animal behavior around full moon ?|
|08-27-2007 01:52 PM|
Injuries and illness among dogs and cats seems to be higher during full moon than at other times of the month, a new study finds. But researchers don't know why.
The study, reported in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, finds emergency room visits for these pets increases during or near the full moon. In studying 11,940 cases at the Colorado State University Veterinary Medical Center, the researchers found the risk of emergency room visits to be 23 percent higher for cats and 28 percent higher for dogs on days surrounding full moons.
The types of emergencies ranged from cardiac arrest to trauma.
"If you talk to any person, from kennel help, nurse, front-desk person to doctor, you frequently hear the comment on a busy night, 'Gee is it a full moon?'" said study leader Raegan Wells of the university's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. "There is the belief that things are busier on full-moon nights."
Belief does not make for good science, however. And despite the newfound numbers, Wells doesn't know what sort of lunacy is at play.
"It is difficult to interpret the clinical significance of these findings," she said.
Research into mysterious lunar connections has a long history of baffling and mixed results070715_moon_pets.html