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Summer Research Training Program opens doors

Summer Research Training Program opens doors

Haley Hahn spent 12 weeks this summer participating in a research training program at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Mentored by Drs. Bruce Noden, Entomology and Plant Pathology, and João Brandão, Avian, Exotics and Zoological Medicine, Hahn studied external parasites of animals presented to the center’s zoological medicine service and wild Eastern bluebirds.

Prepare a calving kit before fall calving season begins
Wed, Aug 14, 2019

OSU Extension Circular E-1006, “Calving Time Management for Beef Cows and Heifers,” can help producers get ready for fall calving.

Library offers open textbook incentive
Tue, Aug 13, 2019

The University Libraries is offering Oklahoma State University faculty members the opportunity to save their students money — while making a little extra of their own.

Wild Turtles are Not Pet Material
Mon, Aug 12, 2019

From mid-July through September, thousands of people visit Oklahoma’s lakes, rivers and other waterways to cool off and enjoy their summer. And many of them encounter Oklahoma’s wildlife, as animals also utilize the water and adjacent wilderness. At this time of year, baby turtles are hatching out of eggs buried months earlier. Most egg nests were found and destroyed by raccoons, skunks and other predators. The lucky, undisturbed nests can see 30 to 40 turtles dig themselves out of the soil. They must remain hidden, however, and try to make it to the water and its aquatic vegetation quickly.

Veterinary students participate in Summer Research Program
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

Sixteen veterinary students participated in Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ Summer Research Training Program. Designed to identify talented and highly motivated veterinary students interested in exploring a career in veterinary research, the program provides them with an outstanding biomedical research experience.

OSU Veterinary College hosts Partners in Progress
Fri, Aug 09, 2019

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences hosted “Partners in Progress” a complimentary seminar for the center’s shelter medicine partners. About 15 animal shelter employees from across the state attended the program designed to help shelters learn more about best practices for facility management and handling animals.

Cytauxzoon cats CAN survive: Jackson survives bobcat fever
Tue, Aug 06, 2019

In Oklahoma the survival rate for cats diagnosed with Cytauxzoon felis is less than 25 percent. While cytauxzoonosis or bobcat fever is not a good disease to have, being an infectious disease, in theory, there are treatments for it. And in the case of Jackson, a one-year-old outdoor cat belonging to a Chandler, Oklahoma family, those treatments worked.