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Photos of the Day: Docs & Vets Team Up for Medical Research

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 11:23am
The Associated Press

 

In this undated photo provided by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., Dr. Natterson-Horowitz inserts a probe into the esophagus of a western lowland gorilla to perform a diagnostic test on its heart as part of preventive cardiac care for the animal, at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Dr. Natterson-Horowitz will be among the doctors attending the “Zoobiquity” conference in New York on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. The event takes its name from her best-selling book on the health connection between humans and animals. (AP Photo/Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D.)

Scientists from medical hubs including the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the National Institutes of Health and The Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo will compare animal and human cases to better their understanding of medical conditions.

Read: Doctors, Vets Explore Shared Medical Problems

In this undated photo provided by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., Dr. Natterson-Horowitz watches the monitor as she performs an echocardiogram on the heart of a western lowland gorilla after inserting the probe down the animals esophagus, at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.

(AP Photo/Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D.)

In this 2008 photo provided by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., Dr. Natterson-Horowitz listens to the heart of a female lion at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Garden after a successful cardiac procedure that she completed along-side veterinarians.

(AP Photo/Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D.)

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