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Dean Lonnie King participated in the first Wooster Science Café. Click here to listen to his discussion of the “Perfect Microbial Storm,” which explains the new threat of emerging infectious diseases across the United States. Many viruses now spreading illnesses in animals and people are new to North America. Dr.
Ohio State’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) announced continuation of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The College of Veterinary Medicine is well-represented within the center.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center has added two experienced board-certified surgeons to their emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in Dublin, Ohio. Drs. Laurent Guiot and Reunan Guillou joined the practice during the summer and now provide surgical services daily. Proficient in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, they also have special interests in minimally invasive fracture repair, arthroscopy and total joint replacement.
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.