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Studies: Pigs look healthy but test positive for flu at fairs; flu transmission seen between pigs and humans
Veterinary researchers at Ohio State have published two new studies showing flu transmission between pigs and humans. Andrew Bowman, a Ph.D. candidate in veterinary preventive medicine is lead author of the studies published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Emerging Microbes & Infections. Richard Slemons, professor of veterinary preventive medicine, is senior author of both studies. Other co-authors of both papers included Jacqueline Nolting and Sarah Nelson of Ohio State’s Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Antibiotic use in food animals will be the topic of a symposium, “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose,” to be held at the Hilton Polaris Hotel in Columbus, November 13-15. Hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the event is open to all who have a stake in engaging in meaningful dialogue and creating successful strategies to preserve antibiotic efficacy. Speakers will include Ohio State University President E.
Two faculty in Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine shared their knowledge with colleagues in east Africa at Ohio State’s “One Health” Summer Institute held there this past summer. The institute was led by Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor in Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine who has a joint appointment in the College of Public Health. Also teaching was Armando Hoet, clinical assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine and director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health program.
The College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni for leadership in their profession and two faculty members for outstanding teaching during Reunion-Homecoming Weekend celebration on October 5 and 6.
Ohio State faculty publish article on how veterinary schools fulfill the research mission of land-grant institutions
This year marked the 150th anniversary year of the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862. This seminal piece of legislation allowed for the establishment of land-grant institutions in the United States. As a means of reflecting on the impact that the land-grant system has made on veterinary medicine and how colleges of veterinary medicine have fulfilled the land-grant principles, specifically the research mission of land-grant institutions, Drs.
At this years combined annual conference of the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) and the Society for Theriogenologists (SFT), a resident and two students from the College of Veterinary Medicine participated in the Dr. Jerry Rains Memorial Abstract Competition. From all abstracts submitted for the competition, the top eight scoring abstracts were selected for oral presentations during the meeting. Monetary prizes were awarded to the top four abstracts.
Badly burned horse making progress at Ohio State’s Veterinary Medical Center, faces long road to recovery
A 6-year-old American Paint Horse named Northstar was deliberately doused in an unknown accelerant and set on fire the weekend of Aug. 25 in Crawford County, PA, sustaining first, second, and third-degree burns to approximately 40 percent of his body.
The 3rd annual Steps for Sarcoma 5K/ 1 mile Run/Walk event will be held on Sunday, September 16 2013 at Thompson Park in Upper Arlington. The event helps raise awareness of this disease as well as much-needed research dollars that benefit the Orthopaedic Sarcoma Research Fund at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Last years event raised more than $25,000 and had over 450 participants.
With the roadside lined by cheering supporters, on Saturday, August 11, riders made the glorious pass across the finish line of the fourth annual Pelotonia bike ride. The bike ride raises money to support cancer research at The Ohio State University James Cancer Center and Solove Research Institute.
This year, thanks to the hard work and dedication of individual riders, virtual riders, and volunteers, to date, the College of Veterinary Medicine Peloton has raised $26,335.14, surpassing their committed amount of $25,400.