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First Case of Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Oklahoma

First Case of Vesicular Stomatitis Confirmed in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has confirmed the first case of vesicular stomatitis in Washington County, Oklahoma. This places restrictions on horses and livestock moving from Oklahoma to some other states and countries.

First Virtual Summer Seminar a Success

First Virtual Summer Seminar a Success

The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association recently held their first virtual OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar. Forced to transition from an in-person seminar to a Zoom webinar format, the continuing education event was a success.

When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

Tens of thousands of pets undergo general anesthesia every year in the United States. It may be scary to think of your pet under anesthesia, but it’s generally very safe: Recent studies show only 0.17 percent of dogs and 0.24 percent of cats die as a consequence of anesthesia.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Nicola Di Girolamo

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Nicola Di Girolamo

Researching research – that’s one of two main focuses of research currently performed by Nicola Di Girolamo, DMV, GPCert(ExAP), MSc (Evidence-Based Health Care), Ph.D., DECZM (Herpetology), associate professor of Zoological Medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Vesicular Stomatitis: What You Need to Know

Vesicular Stomatitis: What You Need to Know

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine warns animal owners that vesicular stomatitis continues to threaten Oklahoma livestock. A viral disease that primarily affects horses and cattle and occasionally pigs, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas, vesicular stomatitis cases have been confirmed as close as south central Kansas.

Dr. Herbert Justus Named 2020 OSU Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Herbert Justus Named 2020 OSU Distinguished Alumnus

Herbert A. Justus, DVM, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, was recently named a 2020 Distinguished Alumnus by the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. A 1956 graduate of the veterinary college, Justus has given much to the profession and his community throughout the years.

Dr. Renison Named 2020 OSU Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Renison Named 2020 OSU Distinguished Alumnus

George Renison, DVM, MS, MPH, of Custer City, Oklahoma, was recently named a 2020 Distinguished Alumnus by Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. An Oklahoma native, Dr. Renison earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State’s veterinary college in 1988.

Navel ill: A conundrum of calf belly button bumps

Navel ill: A conundrum of calf belly button bumps

Umbilical swellings in calves present a common problem for cattle owners. When that swelling is due to infection, it may have economic repercussions. Navel ill is the common term for inflammation or infection of the umbilicus of calves.

Biosecurity key to preventing spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease

Biosecurity key to preventing spread of rabbit hemorrhagic disease

The disease, which has a nearly 100% fatality rate in domestic and wild rabbits, is not transmitted from rabbits to humans.

Dr. Craig Jones Named OSU Distinguished Alumnus

Dr. Craig Jones Named OSU Distinguished Alumnus

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine recently announced that Craig Jones, DVM, of Cleburne, Texas, was named a 2020 Distinguished Alumnus of the veterinary college. Owner of Northside Animal Clinic in Cleburne, Jones earned his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University in 1989.

Oklahoma exhibits alarming number of rabies cases in 2020

Oklahoma exhibits alarming number of rabies cases in 2020

Animals that are in constant contact with humans such as a family milk cow, show animals, horses and pets should be vaccinated.

Bubbles – Knocking on Death’s Door

Bubbles – Knocking on Death’s Door

It’s 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, when Marion Campeau of Fairfax, Oklahoma, pulled up to the emergency entrance of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. Bubbles, her 12-week old Pekinese, had literally taken her last puppy breath. Bubbles was in cardiopulmonary arrest.

CBD and Chronic Pain in Horses

CBD and Chronic Pain in Horses

Can CBD help manage chronic pain in horses? That’s the question two veterinarians at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine are trying to answer. Drs. Todd Holbrook, professor and June Jacobs Endowed Chair in Veterinary Medicine, and Megan Williams, assistant professor of equine surgery, recently completed a study looking at a pelleted CBD product in horses.

Keeping pets safe in the summer heat

Keeping pets safe in the summer heat

Practical tips for helping a dog or cat avoid heat stress.

OSU Veterinary Hospital Expanding Services

OSU Veterinary Hospital Expanding Services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital has remained opened for emergency cases only. Starting next week, the hospital is happy to announce that it is expanding services.

Summer Research Training Program: Expanding the Knowledge Base

Summer Research Training Program: Expanding the Knowledge Base

As part of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Summer Research Training Program, Debosree Pathak of Houston, Texas, and Erin Willis of Stillwater, Oklahoma, are researching zebra finches to expand the veterinary medical knowledge base on these small birds. Under the mentorship of Dr. Joao Brandao, assistant professor of zoological medicine at the college’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, these veterinary students are specifically studying the effective dose 50 using the zebra finch as an animal model.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Tom Oomens

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Tom Oomens

Tom Oomens, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is searching for a vaccine to battle respiratory syncytial virus or RSV, a very common human virus.

Dr. Saliki Returns to OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Saliki Returns to OSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Jerry Saliki, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM, recently returned to the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine to serve as director of the college’s Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL).

Dame Receives McElroy Award

Dame Receives McElroy Award

The Dean Clarence H. McElroy Award is the highest honor an OSU veterinary student can achieve. Named after the first dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, the award is voted on by fourth year classmates and clinical faculty. The 2020 recipient is Dr. Josiah Dame of Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Headed back to work? Prepare your pets

Headed back to work? Prepare your pets

As the state re-opens, Dr. Sarah Peakheart, an assistant clinical professor at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has some advice for pet owners on easing into the routine of returning to work.

Jordy Receives Gentle Doctor Award

Jordy Receives Gentle Doctor Award

Each year the graduating class selects one member who exhibits the qualities of the Gentle Doctor—someone who reflects concern, affection, love and the significance of life for all God’s creatures great and small. Announced during the class of 2020 virtual commencement ceremony, this year’s recipient is Dr. Julia Jordy of Omaha, Nebraska.

OSU Veterinary College Announces Online Professional Development Courses

OSU Veterinary College Announces Online Professional Development Courses

Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine premiered three online professional development courses for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Timothy Snider

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Timothy Snider

Timothy Snider, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP, has spent the last 22 years researching everything from infectious diseases to aging related diseases. The professor of veterinary pathology at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine currently focuses on the pathology of aging and of age-related diseases such as cancer.

OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar Goes Virtual

OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar Goes Virtual

As America fights to curb the spread of COVID-19, Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that its OSU/OVMA Summer Seminar will be a virtual event on June 26 and 27, 2020.