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Over-the-counter hemp CBD products are marketed as all-natural treatments for a plethora of ailments in both humans and pets. Many pet owners look to hemp CBD as an alternative treatment for medical disorders such as anxiety, pain and seizures.
Four veterinary students at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Legislative Fly-In. Veterinary students and veterinarians from across the country participated in a two-day legislative workshop followed by a visit to Capitol Hill to meet with their respective elected officials.
Lyndi Gilliam, DVM, Ph.D., DACVIM, is an associate professor of equine internal medicine in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to treating patients at the college’s Veterinary Medical Hospital and teaching the next generation of veterinarians, Dr. Gilliam conducts research.
Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine recently hosted Advanced Equine Diagnostics, a two-day seminar for equine veterinary practitioners sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim, Boland Veterinary Sales, Patterson Animal Health and the veterinary college and organized by Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, the college’s continuing education director. Participants attended lectures and hands-on labs to hone their clinical skills.
Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness in people around the world and the most common cause of vision impairment in people over age 55. Similar to people, as dogs age, their eyes may start to look cloudier. While many similarities between the human eye and the canine eye exist, there are many differences, including the most common cause of cataracts in dogs.
The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Payne County Audubon Society recently released a rehabilitated barred owl.
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.
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.
Oklahoma State University created the Oklahoma Center for Evolutionary Analysis, or OCEAN, which hosts an annual conference called the Flyover State Scientists Integrating Evolution, or FOSSIL. OCEAN’s critical mass of social science researchers makes it one of fewer than five such centers in the entire U.S. where students receive training in and exposure to evolutionary approaches to cognition and behavior.
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.
Many of today’s pet dogs are neutered, but some owners keep their boys intact. Those intact dogs often experience problems with their prostate.
Oklahoma State University and alumni Kayleen and Larry Ferguson announced a $50 million gift from the Ferguson Family Foundation that will transform the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources in a variety of ways, including a new name. Pending approval next week from the Oklahoma A&M Board of Regents, the college will be renamed the Ferguson College of Agriculture in recognition of the gift, which is among the largest in OSU’s nearly 130-year history.
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.
Cat owners can make 2020 a happy new year for their pets.
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.
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.
Dr. Kaladi Babu, a Regents Professor in the Department of Physics, received the Eminent Faculty Award during the University Awards Convocation on Dec. 11 in the ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?