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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.

Transformational gift from alumni leads to new name for OSU’s agriculture college

Transformational gift from alumni leads to new name for OSU’s agriculture college

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.

Treating Pregnancy Toxemia, a Major Disease of Sheep

Treating Pregnancy Toxemia, a Major Disease of Sheep

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.

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Cat

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Cat

Cat owners can make 2020 a happy new year for their pets.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Jared Taylor

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Jared Taylor

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.

Preventing Cold Stress In Calves

Preventing Cold Stress In Calves

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.

Babu among 27 CAS honorees at University Awards Convocation

Babu among 27 CAS honorees at University Awards Convocation

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.

Bovine Sports Medicine — Keeping the Buck in the Bull

Bovine Sports Medicine — Keeping the Buck in the Bull

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.

Reichard named 2019 Regents Distinguished Teacher

Reichard named 2019 Regents Distinguished Teacher

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.

Liu Named 2019 Regents Distinguished Researcher

Liu Named 2019 Regents Distinguished Researcher

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.

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Kelly Allen

Vet Med Faces of Research: Dr. Kelly Allen

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.

Giving Back: Dr. Clay Supports the Roger J. Panciera Education Center

Giving Back: Dr. Clay Supports the Roger J. Panciera Education Center

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.

OSU Veterinary College Hosts State Leaders

OSU Veterinary College Hosts State Leaders

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.

Consider all the factors before gifting a pet

Consider all the factors before gifting a pet

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?

Advancing Cancer Care for Animals

Advancing Cancer Care for Animals

An Oklahoma State University program to advance animal cancer treatment has received almost $2.5 million in new research funds.

Relief fund aims to help wildfire animal victims

Relief fund aims to help wildfire animal victims

Thanks to generous donors who gave to the OSU Animal Relief Fund, Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is treating animal victims of Oklahoma wildfires.

When Cattle Can’t Stand

When Cattle Can’t Stand

In nature, cattle and other grazing species exist at the bottom of the food chain. From a survival standpoint, they are wired to try to appear healthy and fit until they simply cannot fake it anymore. As a prey species, if cattle appear weak, they become a target for predators. For this reason, owners must be alert to even the most minor signs of illness to initiate treatment early to increase the chance of success.

Brighten your pup’s holiday with Pete’s Treats

Brighten your pup’s holiday with Pete’s Treats

Dog owners looking for a new tasty treat option to offer “man’s best friend” this holiday season are in luck now that Oklahoma State University has announced Pete’s Treats.

Oklahoma State and Haramaya Universities Meet

Oklahoma State and Haramaya Universities Meet

Several Oklahoma State University administrators recently met with Adem Hiko, PhD, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Haramaya University in Ethiopia, to discuss possible areas of collaboration with OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

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.