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An article in the Columbus Dispatch on Saturday, September 28 reported on dog owners who claimed their dogs had ingested rat poison, "Rat poison turning up in Clintonville dogs." Dr. Ed Cooper, head of the Emergency and Critical Care service in the VMC described three different types of poison and the symptoms dogs may exhibit after ingesting each of the different substances.
Dr. James Belknap, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and equine surgeon at the Galbreath Equine Center, was highlighted in a YouTube video recently posted by the Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue (http://wvhorserescue.org/).
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,
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
An Ohio State researcher has created a unique vaccine to protect swine from porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, a viral disease that causes direct losses to U.S. swine producers to the tune of $664 million a year.
Congratulations to Dr. Mo Saif, emeritus faculty member and former director of the Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) in Wooster. He was elected to the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Hall of Honor this year in conjunction with the 18TH WVPA Congress held in in Nantes, France.
Trap-Neuter-Return or TNR is what the strategy is called. Dr. Jeanette O'Quin, clinical assistant professor at the college, was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch story focusing on the TNR program. She stated, "Some people still aren’t sold on its benefits.
Dr. Tony Buffington, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, is featured as one of two pet nutritionists consulted on a news story about "5 Things You Have Got To Know About Feeding Your Dog or Cat." There are many options to choose from when looking for food to feed your pet, and once the type of food is decided, the amount of food your pet receives is the next decision.
Dr. Philip (Phil) W. Murdick, emeritus professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, died on Saturday August 24th at the age of 84. Dr. Murdick received his undergraduate degree and his DVM (1952), MS (1958) and PhD (1964) all from The Ohio State University. He joined the faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1956, progressing through the faculty ranks and becoming a professor in 1969.