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From more than 6,300 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across the nation, 162 top-notch students were chosen for the Class of 2016 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Ranging in age from 20 to 48, there are 132 females and 30 males who will join the college, beginning classes on August 22 in the new semester format.
"We are the state’s university," said President E. Gordon Gee. "So you might say the state is our campus, and we need to be in every part of the state to tell our gospel." Dr. Gee travels every summer to counties throughout Ohio, visiting with alumni and students, touring Ohio-based businesses and meeting with community leaders.
Researchers in veterinary medicine are spending their summer buying organic and antibiotic-free chicken from stores in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania and analyzing it for strains of bacteria such as Salmonella.
Faculty, family, friends, and staff gathered Saturday, June 9 to celebrate the achievements of Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2012. Student awards were announced at the Honors and Awards Ceremony on Saturday morning at the Fawcett Center and the traditional Oath and Hooding Ceremony took place that evening in Mershon Auditorium.
Alpaca reproduction is a complicated business. Unlike other farm animal species, the use of artificial insemination and other assisted reproductive techniques poses a great challenge for veterinarians working with these animals And the gestation period is a lengthy 11 months. How then, can a breeder reproduce multiple crias from the most valuable animals in a relatively short period?
Congratulations to Dr. Yasuko Rikihisa, professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. This is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a U.S. scientist and is a reflection of Dr. Rikihisa’s outstanding research career.
Trey Green and Todd Adams are both farriers at The Ohio State University Galbreath Equine Center in Columbus, Ohio. They each have been shoeing horses for nearly 20 years. Todd has lived and worked as a farrier in Ohio all his life, and Trey lived in Colorado before coming to Ohio a number of years ago.
The Ohio State Large Animal Services at Marysville has five faculty veterinarians that service 16 counties. The facility serves privately owned horses, dairy and beef cattle, pigs, camelids (alpacas and llamas), deer, and small ruminants (goats and sheep) from central and western Ohio.
According to a research study, the return rate for lost animals with microchips was 20 times higher for cats and 2 ½ times higher for dogs compared to lost animals without that identification device.
In celebration of National Pet ID Week, the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center’s Community Practice will be offering a free year registration through HomeAgain (a $27.99 value) for microchips purchased April 16-22.