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Jan. 9, 2015
Chicago Police Officer Chad Rezny, member of the Village of Alsip Police Department, a unit in a south-side suburb of Chicago, made a six-hour drive to The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center with his partner Eddie, who was diagnosed with hip displasia and needed surgery.
Professional cowboys and girls performed in an intense, head-to-hoof competition at the Jerome Schottenstein Center on Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in "The World's Toughest Rodeo," and Dr. Jonathan Yardley, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, provided one of the show's major safety nets as the lead, on-site veterinarian.
White-tailed deer in northeastern Ohio have a high rate of toxoplasmosis infection, according to a study led by third-year Ohio State veterinary student Gregory Ballash, who received his Master's of Public Health with a specialization in Veterinary Public Health in 2011 and is currently a student research assistant at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
In order to better manage the time constraints with a potential trip to the CFP National Championship Game on Jan. 12, The Ohio State University Alumni Association is offering a presale of our tour packages. The information can be found here.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center lends a helping hand to greyhounds around the nation through its 4 Legs 4 Hounds Greyhound Program, which links retired greyhounds to foster homes, low-cost medical care, free chemotherapy and more.
A $25,000 grant from Ohio State's Office of Distance Education and eLearning has been allocated to Dr. Wondwossen Gebreyes and his colleagues involved in the College of Veterinary Medicine's Global One Health Intiative in the form of 40 iPad minis.
The One Health team will use 20 of the devices for education purposes, furthering community awareness and conducting research in Ethiopia. The resources will also be shared with the partner institutions who are working alongside the team.
The Ohio Veterinary Newsletter, distributed by the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine's Veterinary Extension Unit, has been revived, with the goal of providing relevant, research-based news on grants, research findings, opportunities and more to veterinarians across the state.
Dr. Ian Davis, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, gives his input on health experts' yearly battle in creating an effective human influenza vaccine in a recent Columbus Dispatch article, "Flu vaccines fighting a moving target."
Teaching first aid for animals: Dr. Ed Cooper, veterinary emergency services and critical care medicine specialist, conducted a pilot training session on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ohio Fire Academy (8895 E. Main St., Reynoldsburg, Ohio) to provide an understanding of basic first aid and triage services for handlers of working dogs as well as first responders.