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Columbus, OH- The plucky seven-year-old American Paint Horse named Northstar, who was doused in an unknown accelerant and set on fire in Crawford County, PA last summer, continues to make great progress towards healing.
The January-February issue of the Ohio State Alumni Magazine features a story about the Marysville Large Animal Service called, "Creature Comfort," by Lynne Bonenberger. The story includes an interview with Director Dr. Bimbo Welker, as well as several photos of senior students in action caring for animal patients. With permission from the Alumni Association, you can download/read the full story here.
Kent Hoblet, DVM ’71, MS, ’84, Dipl. ACVPM, has been named president-elect of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) for 2012-2013. Dr. Hoblet, dean of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, will assume the presidency of the group in the next academic year.
Famke Aeffner, DVM, has been awarded an Ohio State University Presidential Fellowship from the Graduate School. This fellowship is the most competitive and prestigious scholarly recognition provided by the Graduate School. It recognizes outstanding scholarship and research ability, and provides recipients with the opportunity to devote full time to their dissertation research.
Yasuko Rikihisa, professor of veterinary biosciences at Ohio State University, is lead author of a research study that appears online this week in the early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study shows bacteria that cause the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis in humans create their own food supply by hijacking a process in host cells that normally should help kill the patho
With the realization that nearly 70 percent of human emerging diseases, including foodborne pathogens, are likely to be zoonotic (transmitted from animals to humans), The Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health have recently opened the admissions process to the Veterinary Public Health (VPH) specialization towards the Master of Public Health degree (MPH).
Amanda Sherman, a fourth-year veterinary student, was the lead author of an article published online and scheduled for later print publication in the journal Veterinary Ophthalmology. The article was written in collaboration with several researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Heather Stone, a Captain in the US Army Reserve who received both her DVM and MPH-VPH degrees from Ohio State, served as veterinarian and officer-in-charge in a Veterinary Civic Action Program October 22-28 in the town of Hirna, Ethiopia.
Ohio State researchers are integrating studies of anticancer drugs for canines into the development of drugs for humans for the benefit of both.