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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.”

Students win awards at CAS Three Minute Thesis Finals

Students win awards at CAS Three Minute Thesis Finals

After 32 College of Arts and Sciences graduate students competed in the preliminary rounds and 13 advanced to the championship round, four impressed the judges enough to win awards during the college’s Three Minute Thesis Finals on Oct. 30. Ph.D. students Benjamin Nelson (Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics) and Erin Wood (Department of Psychology) tied for the win, with each receiving a $300 prize. Wood also earned an additional $300 as the People’s Choice Award winner. Sarah Elzay, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Integrative Biology, placed second and received $200. Meagan Bourne, a master’s student in the Department of Political Science, placed third to earn $100.

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.

Monitor pregnant heifers on wheat pasture

Monitor pregnant heifers on wheat pasture

Bred heifers should be allowed access to wheat pasture no more frequently than alternate days.

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.

Dr. Morgan Honored Posthumously

Dr. Morgan Honored Posthumously

The late Gregor Morgan, BVSc, MVSc, DACT, of Mehan, Oklahoma, was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame. Morgan was an associate professor of production medicine and theriogenology at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine teaching for more than 30 years and serving as the food animal medicine section chief for 22 years.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Clinton Jones

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Clinton Jones

Clinton Jones, Ph.D., is a Regents Professor and Sitlington Professor of Infectious Diseases in the veterinary pathobiology department at Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His research focuses on two herpes viruses – bovine herpes type 1 and herpes simplex virus 1. Bovine herpes in particular carries with it huge economic impact for the cattle industry.

Remembering Veterans in 2019

Remembering Veterans in 2019

The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host a remembrance ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m. in the McElroy Hall Auditorium to honor all veterans, especially military veterinarians. OSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s students, faculty and alumni have a long history of serving in the military.

Treating Canine Urinary Incontinence

Treating Canine Urinary Incontinence

Does your dog leak urine? Well, you are not alone! Urinary incontinence, or leaking urine, poses a common problem in dogs as they age, particularly for female dogs.

Sustainable Parasite Control in Cattle

Sustainable Parasite Control in Cattle

Cattle producers and veterinarians have enjoyed the benefits of highly effective internal parasite control products for many years. Strategic use of these products has allowed producers to maintain high levels of production from their animals even in the face of significant parasitism challenges.

Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Medicine program earns full accreditation

Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Medicine program earns full accreditation

The veterinary medicine program at Oklahoma State University is moving forward as they strive to become innovative world leaders in healthcare, research, and professional education. Thanks to implemented recommendations made by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education (COE), Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine is once again fully accredited by the COE.

African Swine Fever to impact global protein markets for years

African Swine Fever to impact global protein markets for years

Worldwide, total global production of beef, pork and poultry is projected to decline by 1.5 percent year-over-year in 2019 and decrease another 2.4 percent in 2020 as a result of decreased pork production caused by African Swine Fever.

OSU Veterinary College receives USDA Veterinary Services Grant

OSU Veterinary College receives USDA Veterinary Services Grant

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine received a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture Veterinary Services Grant in excess of $235,000. The funds will be used to create an Integrated Beef Cattle Program for Veterinarians to enhance practice management and services.

Free testing for Equine Neurologic Diseases

Free testing for Equine Neurologic Diseases

Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine announced today that its Oklahoma Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL) will begin conducting free testing for select equine neurologic diseases. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is subsidizing this testing for Oklahoma horses with clinical signs of central nervous system disease.

OSU research saves Florida dog

OSU research saves Florida dog

Research can be a tedious, long process as researchers search for answers, complete studies and publish results. Thanks to dog owner Nadine Blyn of Holiday, Florida, a group of Oklahoma State University researchers know their work paid off in a big way.

OSU Veterinary College celebrates National Veterinary Technician Week

OSU Veterinary College celebrates National Veterinary Technician Week

Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine values its veterinary technicians every day. To celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week, Oct. 13 – 19, the technicians, who are known for giving great care to veterinary patients, have been getting a little extra TLC themselves.

Dr. Ranjan receives funding to pursue device directed nanomedicine program

Dr. Ranjan receives funding to pursue device directed nanomedicine program

Dr. Ranjan receives National Cancer Institute, Petco Foundation and Focused Ultrasound funding to pursue device directed nanomedicine program.

A dolphin project...in Oklahoma!

A dolphin project...in Oklahoma!

Given Oklahoma’s notoriously unpredictable weather, it might be no surprise that the Unmanned Systems Research Institute at Oklahoma State University is working with climate experts to improve forecasting. But it might be a surprise to learn that the institute and other researchers in OSU’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology and its College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) are playing a role in research on dolphins.

Begin with the end in mind

Begin with the end in mind

Regardless of the calving season chosen for an individual program, we need to be thinking about preparing for the health needs of our breeding herd well before we are ready to AI or turn the bulls out. Health in our breeding herd is essential, and we must begin with the end in mind, focusing on our final product – healthy productive calves.

College of Veterinary Medicine launches Vet Med Faces of Research

College of Veterinary Medicine launches Vet Med Faces of Research

In an effort to inform the public about the impact of the many studies being conducted, the veterinary college launched a new monthly series entitled, “Vet Med Faces of Research.”

Handling canine MEC

Handling canine MEC

Some dogs are born with abnormal protrusions on their heads; others sustain them after trauma or surgery or as a result of high blood pressure in the brain. And these protrusions can be harmful.

A new Drought Index helps agriculture in Oklahoma

A new Drought Index helps agriculture in Oklahoma

A new agricultural drought index has been developed using Oklahoma Mesonet’s soil moisture and weather data by Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Ph.D. student Ali Ajaz and Assistant Professor Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian.

Mineral feeding protocols key for beef cows on lush forage this fall and winter

Mineral feeding protocols key for beef cows on lush forage this fall and winter

Grass tetany, caused by magnesium deficiency, typically is not a major problem in Oklahoma. However, occasional cases are reported, typically in beef cows during early lactation, with the issue being more prevalent in older cows.