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Alpacas are a herd animal, which means they like to stay in a group to feel more protected. When Shelby, a pregnant alpaca, became distant from the group it raised concerns for her keeper, Bernie Younkman. Bernie sought out the specialists at the Ohio State Hospital for Farm Animals to discover Shelby's medical problem. Dr. Jeff Lakritz, professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, discovered a uterine torsion, or a twisted uterus and cervix. Watch the video to learn what Ohio State veterinarians were able to do for Shelby.
Veterinary students from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State will spend the morning with students at Colerain Elementary School in Columbus on Friday, September 27 from 9:30-11:30am. At Colerain, they call it "Veterinary Day," ane students look forward to this fun event.
Tim Harrison, director of Outreach for Animals, was featured in the acclaimed documentary film,
Leading edge medical and surgical care; From the Director; New, artificial disc replacement for dogs; Welcome new faculty; VMC offers state-of-the-art technology in brain tumor resection; Spinal cord injury study seeks canine participants; Welcome new residents and interns; Dr. Couto retires; Transitions
Ohio State VMC is recognized as a cat friendly practice; From the Director; Emergency veterinarians at the VMC at Dublin; VMC at Dublin practice manager; For client liaisons, communication is key; Our new Subway is open for business; New VMC faculty; Recent board-driven enhancements at the VMC; Thanks to our practitioner boards for their involvement and iniput during the past year
Sarcoma is a rare cancer in adults – just one percent of all adult cancers. Unfortunately, it’s much more prevalent in children and dogs; about 15 percent of all childhood cancers and about 15 percent of all canine cancers.
Several dogs have become severely ill in the past few weeks, and the Ohio Department of Agriculture is working to determine the cause. A suspected emerging virus may be the culprit, although many more tests will be required. Click here to read more of the story.
Here is an updated news story from the September 14 The Columbus Dispatch