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Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Operation Catnip Stillwater

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of Operation Catnip Stillwater

Grant of $35,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Stillwater

Liu Named APS Fellow

Liu Named APS Fellow

The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is excited to announce that Lin Liu, Ph.D., FAPS, has been named a Fellow of the American Physiological Society.

Cattle producers should watch for signs of blackleg and anthrax after floodwaters recede

Cattle producers should watch for signs of blackleg and anthrax after floodwaters recede

Floodwaters disturb the soil, which can expose the spores that trigger the diseases.

Trading Places in Veterinary Medicine

Trading Places in Veterinary Medicine

Thanks to a long standing relationship with the Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS) located in India, two Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ faculty members and six veterinary students will be trading places with our colleagues in India.

Chemical Engineering professors represented OSU at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia

Chemical Engineering professors represented OSU at the 2019 BIO International Convention in Philadelphia

Professor and interim department head Heather Gappa-Fahlenkamp and associate professor Joshua Ramsey, both of chemical engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology represented Oklahoma State University at the 2019 BIO International Convention.

Don’t let flies get the best of your cattle’s eyes

Don’t let flies get the best of your cattle’s eyes

In addition to the irritation factor, flies can transmit an important bacterial infection that can escalate production losses and negatively impact animal welfare—pinkeye.

Wildlife affected by flooding in Oklahoma

Wildlife affected by flooding in Oklahoma

Widespread flooding in Oklahoma has affected wildlife populations.

Cattle producers should examine animals for signs of foot rot

Cattle producers should examine animals for signs of foot rot

Excessive moisture can lead to foot rot in cattle, for which lameness is often the first symptom.

Spay and neuter advice goes for reptiles, too

Spay and neuter advice goes for reptiles, too

Spaying and neutering dogs and cats is common and fundamental to prevent reproductive and other disorders. But this advice applies to most animals — and reptiles are no exception.

OSU’s new Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center to benefit all of Oklahoma, and beyond

OSU’s new Animal Nutrition and Physiology Center to benefit all of Oklahoma, and beyond

The new center will be a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to conducting animal studies primarily related to climate variability, production efficiency and sustainability in the areas of animal and human health; animal genetics, growth, nutrition and reproduction; and general animal well-being.

Treating ‘bobcat fever’ in domestic cats

Treating ‘bobcat fever’ in domestic cats

Cytauxzoonosis (aka bobcat fever) is an acute, often fatal tick-borne disease caused by the hematoprotozoan parasite Cytauxzoon felis. Cytauxzoonosis often strikes healthy, young adult cats who have access to or live outdoors.

Bruck earns Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

Bruck earns Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Course Hero have named an Oklahoma State University professor as one of eight emerging leaders in their field who are on a trajectory to help students grow into thought leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Jason Bruck, an animal behaviorist specializing in marine mammal communication and cognition, is a teaching assistant professor in the Department of Integrative Biology.

How to assess dehydration in scouring calves

How to assess dehydration in scouring calves

Diarrhea or scours is commonly seen in young dairy calves

Tracy Kyle Chair in Small Animal Medicine

Tracy Kyle Chair in Small Animal Medicine

Thanks to the generosity of David and Tracy Kyle of Tulsa, Oklahoma, OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently established the Tracy Kyle Chair in Small Animal Medicine.

Battling a newer strain of canine influenza

Battling a newer strain of canine influenza

A new dog flu is making its way across the country. The original canine influenza virus, identified since 2000, mutated from a horse strain and spread from infected dogs for about a week, meaning outbreaks were few and brief.

Class of 1969 celebrates 50 year reunion

Class of 1969 celebrates 50 year reunion

Twelve members of the class of 1969 returned to Stillwater in May to celebrate their 50th year reunion. Class representative, Dr. Michael Lorenz, talked about his career and his class.

Dr. Mark Bohannon: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Dr. Mark Bohannon: Taking the Road Less Traveled

Dr. Mark and Mrs. Kathy Bohannon established a scholarship and the Mark and Kathy Bohannon Endowed Chair in Public Health through two generous gifts including a $1 million estate gift. Dr. Bohannon sat down to talk about his career as a veterinarian in public health and what inspired them to donate.

Mary Beth Davis: Anything is Possible

Mary Beth Davis: Anything is Possible

Veterinary school isn’t easy — that’s a given. Imagine suffering a spinal cord injury as you’re on the path to your dream. The injury forces you to use a wheelchair, making veterinary school exponentially more difficult. That’s the situation Mary Beth Davis faced.

Corneal ulcers: More than just a scratch

Corneal ulcers: More than just a scratch

A corneal ulcer is one of the most common eye problems seen in pets. The cornea is like a windshield, protecting the eye. It is composed of multiple layers with an outer layer, the epithelium, preventing cloudiness and protecting the rest of the cornea from infection. An ulcer occurs when the corneal epithelium is damaged.

Jenny Receives Top Honors

Jenny Receives Top Honors

For only the fifth time in the history of OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences a senior student received both the Gentle Doctor and the Dean Clarence H. McElroy Awards.

OSU Veterinary Class of 2020 Moves Closer to DVM Degree

OSU Veterinary Class of 2020 Moves Closer to DVM Degree

Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently hosted the Transition Ceremony for the class of 2020.

OSU Researcher working to learn more about Chagas disease

OSU Researcher working to learn more about Chagas disease

Kelly Allen, MS, Ph.D., an assistant professor of veterinary parasitology at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences (OSU-CVHS) whose research focuses on vector-borne diseases, is working to learn more about Chagas disease in Oklahoma.

Clients support goat kid research at OSU Veterinary Center

Clients support goat kid research at OSU Veterinary Center

Debbie and Tim Sodowsky have been driving 2 hours one way to assist Dr. Leslie Wagner with her research project.

Phi Kappa Phi Inductees

Phi Kappa Phi Inductees

The Oklahoma State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi recently announced the 2019 inductees into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.