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Cow-calf producers may find two-stage weaning process useful

Cow-calf producers may find two-stage weaning process useful

Producers with fall-calving herds should not overlook two-stage weaning, where the calf is weaned from milk before it is weaned from the cow.

Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds

Cow-calf producers should record multiple births in their herds

Freemartinism can occur when cattle births result in twins that are a heifer calf and a bull calf.

Frealy Receives Inaugural David A. Schoneweis Scholarship

Frealy Receives Inaugural David A. Schoneweis Scholarship

Karissa Frealy, a second-year veterinary student at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, received the Inaugural David A. Schoneweis Scholarship during the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Annual Meeting.

Unseasonal blue-green algae bloom warrants producer vigilance

Unseasonal blue-green algae bloom warrants producer vigilance

Blue-green algae can produce toxins such as anatoxin and microcystins that can cause illness in people and animals.

OSU strives for innovation in health

OSU strives for innovation in health

Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine strives for innovation in both animal and human health, serving education, research and extension efforts.

Bulls need to be ready for breeding season

Bulls need to be ready for breeding season

Bulls that do not pass a breeding soundness exam need to be replaced before the start of breeding.

OSU study finds wheat diet not associated with gastrointestinal inflammation

OSU study finds wheat diet not associated with gastrointestinal inflammation

First-of-its-kind research at Oklahoma State University may dispel some claims that modern wheat consumption disrupts gastrointestinal health.

Spring-calving beef herds face nutritional challenges

Spring-calving beef herds face nutritional challenges

Research conducted through OSU’s statewide Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station system shows body condition at the time of calving is the most important factor affecting rebreeding performance in beef cow herds.

Determining the Soundness of a Breeding Bull

Determining the Soundness of a Breeding Bull

If you're in the market for a bull this spring, you've got a lot to think about. There are many production considerations including calving ease, calf growth potential and the improving genetic traits in the herd. You want to get the most for your money on this big investment.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Reed Holyoak

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Reed Holyoak

Reed Holyoak, DVM, Ph.D., DACT, Bullock Professor of equine theriogenology at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine, epitomizes the mission of a land grant university. He teaches the next generation of veterinarians, he provides theriogenology or animal reproduction services to clients, and he conducts research to move the profession of veterinary medicine forward. While being a clinical researcher can be challenging, Dr. Holyoak finds the dynamic process a lot of fun.

Shaping Veterinary Medicine through Collaboration

Shaping Veterinary Medicine through Collaboration

Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital is a special place where collaboration leads to fulfillment of our mission each and every day. That mission: Shape the future through discovery, education and unparalleled veterinary care.

Two Receive Nomination for National Research Award

Two Receive Nomination for National Research Award

Two veterinarians from the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine were recently selected by the Nu Chapter of Phi Zeta at Oklahoma State University to compete in the National Phi Zeta Manuscript Award Competition. Congratulations to Ruth Scimeca, DVM, MSc, Ph.D., and Jenna Young, DVM, on being recognized for their respective research.

Research to Aid Wild Horses

Research to Aid Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages and protects wild horses and burros on public lands across 10 western states. The BLM and the U.S. Geological Services (USGS) have been working with Dr. Reed Holyoak at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine on contraception methods for mares to help curb herd overpopulation.

The Use of CBD in Dogs and Cats

The Use of CBD in Dogs and Cats

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.

OSU Veterinary Students Attend AVMA Legislative Fly-In

OSU Veterinary Students Attend AVMA Legislative Fly-In

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.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Lyndi Gilliam

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Lyndi Gilliam

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.

OSU Vet Med Hosts Equine Seminar

OSU Vet Med Hosts Equine Seminar

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.

Clearing up canine cataracts

Clearing up canine cataracts

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.

OSU Vet Med and Payne County Audubon Society Release Owl

OSU Vet Med and Payne County Audubon Society Release Owl

The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Payne County Audubon Society recently released a rehabilitated barred owl.

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.

OCEAN brings FOSSIL, experts and collaboration to OSU

OCEAN brings FOSSIL, experts and collaboration to OSU

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.

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.