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Five Things You Should Know about Anaplasmosis This Fall

Five Things You Should Know about Anaplasmosis This Fall

Every fall, several cases of the cattle disease anaplasmosis are usually seen in this region. Here are the top five things cattle owners should know about the disease in case it rears its ugly head again this year.

Current Trends in Animal Reproduction Research

Current Trends in Animal Reproduction Research

The speed and the amount of information compiled by veterinary practitioners and researchers in the field of animal reproduction is amazing. One area that is particularly interesting is the field of epigenetics.

Going the Extra Mile to Save a Dog

Going the Extra Mile to Save a Dog

Some owners will do anything for their beloved dog. Some will go the ‘extra mile’ or 6,400 miles to be exact, to make sure their pet is happy and healthy. In Riggs’ case, his owners went halfway around the world to Japan just for him.

Chagas Disease in Oklahoma?

Chagas Disease in Oklahoma?

Kelly Allen, MS, PhD, a parasitologist and researcher at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is working to learn more about Chagas disease right here in Oklahoma

Partnering to Advance Elephant Healthcare

Partnering to Advance Elephant Healthcare

Researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences are collaborating with teams at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden and Tulsa Zoo to study blood coagulation in Asian elephants to provide insight into the detection of bleeding disorders, which may help guide treatment of EEHV and other serious diseases afflicting elephants in human care and the wild.

Veterinary Student Gains Research Experience with Collaborative Project

Veterinary Student Gains Research Experience with Collaborative Project

Michael Wallis spent his summer involved in a collaborative research project studying Asian elephants to try to answer the question, how long does it take a healthy elephant’s blood to clot and how can we test their clotting?

$11.1 million for OSU pioneering respiratory disease research

$11.1 million for OSU pioneering respiratory disease research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded $11.1 million to a major biomedical research center at Oklahoma State University to continue the work of more than 60 scientists from three research institutions in the state. OSU’s Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases (OCRID) received the grant to fund a second, five-year phase of the center’s research mission begun in 2013 when it was founded.

Class of 2022 Begins Journey to Earn DVM Degree at Oklahoma State

Class of 2022 Begins Journey to Earn DVM Degree at Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently welcomed the class of 2022

Your Pets and Heartworm Disease

Your Pets and Heartworm Disease

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, all dogs, cats and ferrets are susceptible to heartworm infection.

Teaming Up to Help Canine Officers

Teaming Up to Help Canine Officers

Drs. Lara Sypniewski and Rachel Burke recently teamed up to work with local police departments to train canine handlers in working dog tactical field care.

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Information about feline lower urinary tract disease.

Vehicles and Pets: What You Need to Know

Vehicles and Pets: What You Need to Know

What you need to know when taking pets in a vehicle

Exploring Different Paths of Veterinary Medicine

Exploring Different Paths of Veterinary Medicine

Alexa Hunter of Folsom, Calif., is spending 12 weeks this summer exploring one possible path of the many available after earning a DVM.

Zoonotic Diseases: You and Your Pets

Zoonotic Diseases: You and Your Pets

Zoonotic diseases can spread from animals to people, and sometimes, from people to animals. Tips for protecting you and your pet.

Grandparent University at OSU's Veterinary Center

Grandparent University at OSU's Veterinary Center

Eight grandchildren and their grandparents spent the two-day GPU learning about veterinary medicine and doing some fantastic hands-on activities at the 2018 Grandparent University.

OSU Veterinary Center Hires New Hospital Director

OSU Veterinary Center Hires New Hospital Director

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences has named J. Jeff Studer, DVM, DACVO, as the new director of its Boren Veterinary Medical Hospital. 

Make sure your pets are safe this Independence Day

Make sure your pets are safe this Independence Day

July 4th safety for your entire family--including pets.

Oklahoma State Veterinary Center Identifies Exotic Tick

Oklahoma State Veterinary Center Identifies Exotic Tick

It’s not every day you see a new tick! Dr. Susan Little’s research group at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently identified a nymphal longhorned tick or bush tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis. The tick came from a dog in Arkansas through a national tick surveillance project being conducted by Little’s team. The OSU lab confirmed the morphologic identification by sequencing and reported the finding to the United States Department of Agriculture.

Vet for a Day: 4-H Students Visit OSU’s Veterinary Center

Vet for a Day: 4-H Students Visit OSU’s Veterinary Center

Thirty-one 4-H members from across Oklahoma spent the day trying their hand at veterinary medicine at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.

From 4 to 64: Hospital Gets New CT Scanner

From 4 to 64: Hospital Gets New CT Scanner

OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital recently upgraded its CT scanner from a 4-slice scanner to a 64-slice scanner.

Understanding Cats

Understanding Cats

Cats have a language all their own.

Dr. Kay Helms, 2018 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Kay Helms, 2018 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year

The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association named Dr. Kay Helms of Coalgate, Okla., the 2018 Oklahoma Veterinarian of the Year.

Blood Donors Save Bella

Blood Donors Save Bella

Twenty-one days, 32 liters of blood, and a group of dedicated veterinary specialists – that’s what it took to save Bella, a 7 year old Appendix Quarter Horse mare

Helping Dogs See

Helping Dogs See

Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital provided free eye exams to service animals during the month of May as part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists’ 11th Annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event.