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Vesicular stomatitis is a viral disease that affects primarily horses and cattle. However, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas also can be infected, and on rare occasions humans.
There’s a fungus among us! According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year 500,000 people in the U.S. contract histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal fungal infection. Histoplasmosis also infects dogs and cats. In fact, Oklahoma probably sees the most cases of histoplasmosis in pets in the U.S.
Several parasitologists from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and the National Center for Veterinary Parasitology, which is housed at the center, recently participated in the 27th Conference of the World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology held in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Oklahoma Department of Food and Forestry announced July 30, 2019 that Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) was confirmed in a Tillman County horse. VSV has been reported in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming in 2019. This is the first case in Oklahoma since the 1990s.
Veterinarians from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences were involved in leadership roles at the recent Annual Conference of the Society for Theriogenology (SFT) and the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT).
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomes Rosslyn Biggs, DVM, as the director of continuing education and beef cattle extension specialist. She comes to the center with 14 years of veterinary experience in large animal practice and public service.
WATCH: Several youngsters were delighted to help Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences release seven tiny turtles at Sanborn Lake in Stillwater.
Milo, now an 8-month-old Coonhound, and his owner, Jennie Hays of Luther, Oklahoma, joined Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences team to celebrate the puppy’s progress six months post-surgery.
Veterinary care has changed dramatically over the years. While we still treasure the idea of James Herriot taking care of all animals, great and small, veterinary medicine recognizes the benefit of specialists the same way that human medicine does. These specialists spend extra years of training in a narrow specialty to become very knowledgeable in that one area.
Cody Blalock, class of 2022 at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is one of three Oklahoma State University students selected to receive a Oneok Veteran Scholarship. Blalock has been in the United States Military for nine years.
The Focused Ultrasound Foundation recently appointed Ashish Ranjan, PhD, BVSc, Kerr Foundation Endowed Chair and associate professor in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, to their Veterinary Program Scientific Advisory Board.
1 is 2 Many, a White House initiative in response to the increased attention around sexual violence on college campuses, is one of Seraiah Coe’s philanthropic passions. She is deeply passionate about educating young adults on the definition of healthy relationships and believes this is an "important part of the recovery" from a personal experience. She presented her plan to her hometown high school principal in McKinney, Texas, and got approved to present the information to health class in the coming fall semester.
Dr. Charles Freeman of Hobart, Oklahoma, had no idea he was receiving the veterinarian of the year award when he attended the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association’s annual conference in January 2019.
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons announced the winners of their 2019 video competition highlighting veterinary specialty surgery successes--Drs. Erik Clary and Cara Blake.
Dr. Shane Lyon, associate professor of small animal internal medicine at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, recently placed bronchial stents in a dog for the first time at OSU.
Ultrasound, also known as sonography, has been used in human and veterinary medicine alike for many years. Most people are familiar with its use in prenatal exams, allowing a “sneak peek” of the baby in utero. Ultrasound has a multitude of other uses and is becoming increasingly available to veterinary patients throughout Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is pleased to announce the arrival of Jeremiah Grissett. Grissett, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will serve as the center’s full-time counselor and wellness coordinator.
Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed 15 youngsters and their grandparents on June 27 and 28 as part of OSU’s Grandparent University program.
Dr. Michael Davis, professor and Oxley Endowed Chair at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, heads the center’s Comparative Exercise Physiology Laboratory assisted by veterinary technician Montana Fulton. Recently Davis and Fulton attended the 139th IOC conference on mitochondrial respirometry in Schroeken, Austria.
Drs. Jennifer and Mark Bianchi, veterinarians of Edmond, Oklahoma, recently reported that their dog, Maverick, an 11-year-old Corgi, is doing great two months after undergoing heart surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Moldy hay can present a multitude of health risks if consumed by livestock.
Livestock producers may qualify for financial aid under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program.
Replacement heifers represent a long-term investment and source of new genetics for a cattle herd, and so must be productive from the get-go.
Livestock operators must notify Farm Service Agency within 30 days of the death of their animals.