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Third-Year OSU Veterinary Student Listed as First Author in Scientific Publication

Third-Year OSU Veterinary Student Listed as First Author in Scientific Publication

Rachel Maranville of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is doing more than earning her DVM degree at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Maranville recently completed a research project under the guidance of associate professor of zoological medicine Dr. Nicola Di Girolamo, and her hard work is about to pay off. Just a third year veterinary student, Maranville will be listed as the first author when the research is published in JAVMA, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Managing Prolapses in Cows

Managing Prolapses in Cows

With spring calving season approaching, many ranchers will have to deal with the dreaded uterine and vaginal prolapse. Both prolapses are closely associated with calving, but each has very distinct causes and occurs at different times.

Teaching Anesthesia in China

Teaching Anesthesia in China

Stefano Di Concetto, DVM, MSc, DACVAA, a clinical associate professor of veterinary anesthesiology at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, recently spent two weeks restructuring how anesthesia is taught to Chinese veterinary students and the practice of anesthesia in the veterinary clinic at Northwestern Agriculture and Forestry University (NWAFU) in Xi’an, China.

Treating prostate problems in dogs

Treating prostate problems in dogs

Many of today’s pet dogs are neutered, but some owners keep their boys intact. Those intact dogs often experience problems with their prostate.

Treating Pregnancy Toxemia, a Major Disease of Sheep

Treating Pregnancy Toxemia, a Major Disease of Sheep

Dr. Megan Williams works as an assistant professor of equine surgery at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Hospital. In early January 2020, she brought one of her sheep in for treatment – a pregnant ewe of the Hampshire breed.

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Cat

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Cat

Cat owners can make 2020 a happy new year for their pets.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Jared Taylor

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Jared Taylor

At Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine researchers have a 60-plus year history of looking at bovine respiratory disease or what’s commonly called BRD. Jared Taylor, DVM, MPH, Ph.D., DACVIM, associate professor in the department of veterinary pathobiology, continues that legacy through his research.

Preventing Cold Stress In Calves

Preventing Cold Stress In Calves

Producers have a tremendous investment in getting a healthy calf on the ground. A well-developed plan to monitor cows and heifers during calving season is crucial, particularly during the weather extremes of the year. Both severe heat and severe cold impact calf survival, and advanced preparation can help address both cow and calf needs. Calves born during the winter have a unique set of requirements.

Bovine Sports Medicine — Keeping the Buck in the Bull

Bovine Sports Medicine — Keeping the Buck in the Bull

Animal athletes come in all shapes and sizes. Generations of selective breeding have produced genetic lines of animals that are deemed more suited to a specific athletic discipline. For example, some dogs are bred to hunt, while others are bred for agility; some horses are bred for racing, while others are bred to work with cows. The evolution of today’s bucking bull athlete is no different.

OSU recognizes Babu, Bryans during fall 2019 University Awards Convocation

OSU recognizes Babu, Bryans during fall 2019 University Awards Convocation

Dr. Kaladi Babu, Regents Professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Mary Bryans, director of Budget and Asset Management and chief budget officer, took top honors as Oklahoma State University recognized the achievements of faculty, staff and administrators at the University Awards Convocation Wednesday at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center in Stillwater.

Reichard named 2019 Regents Distinguished Teacher

Reichard named 2019 Regents Distinguished Teacher

Mason Reichard, MS, Ph.D., professor of veterinary parasitology, received the 2019 Regents Distinguished Teaching Award for the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Liu Named 2019 Regents Distinguished Researcher

Liu Named 2019 Regents Distinguished Researcher

For the second time in his 19-year career at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Lin Liu, Ph.D., received a Regents Distinguished Research Award.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Kelly Allen

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Kelly Allen

At Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine researchers often focus on gaining information to help animals. Many times, however, this work translates to human medicine, which is the case for Dr. Kelly Allen’s research. Allen is an assistant professor in the veterinary college’s veterinary pathobiology department.

Giving Back: Dr. Clay Supports the Roger J. Panciera Education Center

Giving Back: Dr. Clay Supports the Roger J. Panciera Education Center

Billy Clay, DVM, MS, DABVT, recently donated $250,000 to the Roger J. Panciera Education Center. That generous gift will put his name on one of three state-of-the-art classrooms located inside the building now under construction at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The building is named after the late Dr. Roger Panciera, professor emeritus, veterinary pathology icon and dear friend of Dr. Clay’s.

OSU Veterinary College Hosts State Leaders

OSU Veterinary College Hosts State Leaders

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine recently hosted several Oklahoma state senators, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry representatives, and pork and cattle industry leaders.

Consider all the factors before gifting a pet

Consider all the factors before gifting a pet

Christmas has a notable gift-giving component to the holiday. It seems gift ideas get more and more extreme. The idea of receiving a brand-new car with a big red bow in the middle of the driveway on Christmas morning is a great modern fantasy. Kids might fantasize about the coolest new toy or a pony. I wonder: should turning fantasy into reality always be the goal?

Relief fund aims to help wildfire animal victims

Relief fund aims to help wildfire animal victims

Thanks to generous donors who gave to the OSU Animal Relief Fund, Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is treating animal victims of Oklahoma wildfires.

When Cattle Can’t Stand

When Cattle Can’t Stand

In nature, cattle and other grazing species exist at the bottom of the food chain. From a survival standpoint, they are wired to try to appear healthy and fit until they simply cannot fake it anymore. As a prey species, if cattle appear weak, they become a target for predators. For this reason, owners must be alert to even the most minor signs of illness to initiate treatment early to increase the chance of success.

Brighten your pup’s holiday with Pete’s Treats

Brighten your pup’s holiday with Pete’s Treats

Dog owners looking for a new tasty treat option to offer “man’s best friend” this holiday season are in luck now that Oklahoma State University has announced Pete’s Treats.

Oklahoma State and Haramaya Universities Meet

Oklahoma State and Haramaya Universities Meet

Several Oklahoma State University administrators recently met with Adem Hiko, PhD, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Haramaya University in Ethiopia, to discuss possible areas of collaboration with OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Honoring Veterans in 2019

Honoring Veterans in 2019

In honor of veterans and especially military veterinarians, Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine hosted a Veterans Day Ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019. Mark Bohannon, DVM, MPHTM, DACVPM, class of 1988 alumnus and U.S. Army veteran, presented “Thoughts on Veterans Day.”

Back pain can hit dogs

Back pain can hit dogs

You may have those days that your back severely hurts and you do not really want to move, or you feel a sharp shooting pain in your back, arms and/or leg? Your pet can experience the same problem.

Veterinary Medicine from India to Stillwater

Veterinary Medicine from India to Stillwater

As part of an international student exchange program with India’s Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), seven veterinary students traveled to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to study at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine during the 2019 fall semester. Three of the students, who will earn their veterinary medicine degrees in 2020, shared their experiences.

Veterinary Graduate Students present their Research in 3 Minutes

Veterinary Graduate Students present their Research in 3 Minutes

Several veterinary graduate students recently participated in the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Using one slide and no research jargon, these young researchers summarized their work in just three minutes in front of their colleagues and a panel of judges.