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Basics of horse hay explained

Basics of horse hay explained

Now is not the time to cut back on horses having ready access to hay to meet their nutritional needs.

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.

FSA disaster relief available for livestock deaths in winter storm

FSA disaster relief available for livestock deaths in winter storm

Amy Hagerman discusses federal disaster assistance.

Beef industry to largely weather the effects of mid-February snowstorms

Beef industry to largely weather the effects of mid-February snowstorms

How the beef industry is weathering the effects of February snowstorm.

New lamb protection during wintertime explained

New lamb protection during wintertime explained

Hypothermia – a dangerously low body temperature – is a major cause of death in young lambs.

Oklahoma State’s Darren Hagen awarded national research grant

Oklahoma State’s Darren Hagen awarded national research grant

The primary goal is to enhance the catalog of functional elements in the known honeybee genome as a way to promote improved honeybee health.

Cattle needs rise as temperatures drop

Cattle needs rise as temperatures drop

Follow recommended livestock-care checklists to mitigate significant dangers that arctic blasts bring to animal health and production.

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.

Cow-calf operators should have colostrum supplies on hand

Cow-calf operators should have colostrum supplies on hand

Previously obtained colostrum must be kept frozen to protect the integrity of the large protein molecules that make up the various immunoglobulins.

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.