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Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Madhan Subramanian

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Madhan Subramanian

Madhan Subramanian, BvSc, Ph.D., joined Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Since then, the assistant professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences has been conducting independent and collaborative research.

Pregnant Mares: What owners need to know as foaling time approaches

Pregnant Mares: What owners need to know as foaling time approaches

During a mare’s pregnancy, moderate exercise such as vigorous walking or riding will help control her weight and maintain muscle tone and strength needed for the last two months of pregnancy.

Pfizer chief scientific officer optimistic that the vaccine protects against variants

Pfizer chief scientific officer optimistic that the vaccine protects against variants

Pfizer Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Viral Vaccines Dr. Philip Dormitzer spoke today at OSU’s inaugural INTERACT Eminent Speaker Series, verifying that the vaccine protects against the variants from U.K., South Africa and Brazil.

Veterinary College’s INTERACT to host Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine expert

Veterinary College’s INTERACT to host Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine expert

On March 1, Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will host Dr. Philip Dormitzer, vice president and chief scientific officer with Pfizer, for the Inaugural INTERACT Eminent Speaker Series.

Horse owners need to be watchful for signs of colic

Horse owners need to be watchful for signs of colic

Horses need more feed to replace energy loss brought about by wintertime weather conditions, and that can lead to problems.

Top 5 things to know about herd immunity and COVID-19

Top 5 things to know about herd immunity and COVID-19

Herd immunity. While this term is commonplace in my professional life, chances are these words rarely graced the dinner table prior to 2020.

Antimicrobial stewardship a vital element of livestock operations

Antimicrobial stewardship a vital element of livestock operations

Antimicrobial stewardship is a coordinated effort by physicians, veterinarians, animal caretakers and agricultural producers to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs.

Lice: A Wintertime Threat

Lice: A Wintertime Threat

When we think about external parasites that affect livestock, we typically think of battling flies and ticks through the summer and consider the winter to be a welcome respite. We do, however, have lice to contend with in the winter.

Review information about Johne’s Disease prior to calving season

Review information about Johne’s Disease prior to calving season

Johne's is contagious and can be transferred animal to animal within a species or from one ruminant to another such as a cow to a sheep.

College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates Black History Month

College of Veterinary Medicine celebrates Black History Month

To commemorate Black History Month, the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine remembers the late Drs. Rodye Butler and Deorsey McGruder and their many contributions to their communities and the veterinary medical profession.

Ranjan Joins NIH Center for Scientific Review

Ranjan Joins NIH Center for Scientific Review

Dr. Ashish Ranjan of Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently accepted an invitation from the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Scientific Review to serve as a member of the Radiation Therapeutics and Biology Study Section for the Center. Members are chosen based on their achievements in their scientific discipline such as the quality of research accomplishments, publications in scientific journals and other significant scientific activities, achievements and honors.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Craig Miller

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Craig Miller

Craig Miller, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl. ACVP, is an assistant professor and anatomic veterinary pathologist in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He also serves as a diagnostic pathologist for the college’s Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory and conducts research.

Understanding parturition a risk management tool for cow-calf operations

Understanding parturition a risk management tool for cow-calf operations

It is not unusual for stage one to occur completely unnoticed, but stage two and stage three may require assistance from the cattle producer.

Akkerman Earns 2020 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award

Akkerman Earns 2020 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award

For the past five years, Jill Akkerman, DVM, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Physiological Sciences, has been wowing veterinary students and her peers. She has earned a reputation as an outstanding teacher in both classroom and laboratory instruction.

Dr. Little Receives 2020 Regents Distinguished Research Award

Dr. Little Receives 2020 Regents Distinguished Research Award

Susan Little, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM, Regents Professor and Krull-Ewing Professor in Veterinary Parasitology at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, received a 2020 Regents Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her research excellence.

State offering free tags for animal disease traceability

State offering free tags for animal disease traceability

With the current pandemic, terms such as “herd immunity,” “infection rates” and “contact tracing” are now part of daily conversations. You’d hear the same if it were a foreign animal disease, such as foot and mouth disease, hitting the United States. In such situations, animal disease traceability is critical to emergency response efforts.

Giving Darkwatch New Light

Giving Darkwatch New Light

OSU veterinarian team brings event horse back from the edge of crisis

Ramachandran Earns Faculty Award

Ramachandran Earns Faculty Award

Congratulations to Dr. Akhilesh Ramachandran on receiving the 2020 Distinguished Early Career Faculty Award! Established in 2018, the award recognizes faculty members granted tenure at Oklahoma State University within the previous three years. Recipients must demonstrate a strong potential for continued contributions to the University and to his/her profession in the areas of instruction, research and creative activity and/or extension/outreach.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Veronique Lacombe

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Veronique Lacombe

Veronique Lacombe, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, DECEIM, has been asking the same question since she was a child growing up in the south of France, “Why?” The board certified veterinarian, whose research impacts human health, is a professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Educated at the oldest veterinary college in Europe, the National Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort near Paris, France, Lacombe’s innate curiosity drove her to learn and to discover new knowledge.

Taking the Guesswork out of Equine Lameness Detection

Taking the Guesswork out of Equine Lameness Detection

Lameness is the most common ailment that horses suffer. In fact, lameness is estimated to cost U.S. horse owners more than $1 billion every year.

Foreign Animal Diseases of Concern: Foot and Mouth Disease

Foreign Animal Diseases of Concern: Foot and Mouth Disease

Although the United States has not had foot and mouth disease (FMD) since 1929, it’s still affecting livestock elsewhere around the world — and that could return it here. According to the World Animal Health Organization, FMD circulates in 77 percent of the global livestock population, including in areas in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Bringing FMD to the United States would paralyze our agriculture and significantly impact our economy.

Scours management begins well in advance of spring calving

Scours management begins well in advance of spring calving

Having discussions about scours management with a large animal veterinarian now will save time, energy and dollars later, and it improves overall animal welfare.

Pause to consider pet gifts

Pause to consider pet gifts

Buy safe and appropriate gifts for pets.

Alumni Military Veterinarians Present to OSU Veterinary Students

Alumni Military Veterinarians Present to OSU Veterinary Students

Thanks to a presentation request from Dr. Timothy Snider, an Oklahoma State University professor of veterinary pathobiology, two alumni recently joined forces to co-teach a lecture in international military veterinary medicine from Camp Arifjan in Kuwait. Maj. Arden Gillespie (’03) and Maj. Robert Miller (’05) were deployed to Kuwait from March to November in support of Operation Spartan Shield with responsibility over the veterinary mission in Kuwait, Iraq, Qartar, Jordan, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.