Exchanges of information are becoming more and more common between veterinarians and human doctors. There are many diseases that occur similarly in humans and dogs, horses, pigs and sheep because their physiology and anatomy closely resembles that of humans. Most of the time, drugs that can cure test rodents fail to work on humans.
Veterinary trials for different types of cancer and other diseases found in pets are set up at many veterinary universities. Veterinarians often consult with human doctors and some even assist during complicated surgeries.
It is believed that 60% of all diseases move across species meaning that we and our pets can suffer from the same illnesses.
The exchange of information is beneficial to both humans and animals. Once again our 4-legged pals are proving to be our best friends.