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Aimee Jalkanen, DVM Class of 2010, won second place in the poster competition at the Morris Animal Foundation Annual Meeting. Jalkanen was awarded a Veterinary Student Scholarship from MAF last summer and her poster presented the research she completed, "MicroRNA Profiling of Canine Osteoblasts and Osteosarcoma Cells."
Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee visited the College of Veterinary Medicine's Large Animal Services in Marysville July 16. On hand were Drs. Eric Gordon, Margaret A. Masterson, Donald Sanders and leading the tour was Dr. Lowell T. Midla. President Gee interacted with students, staff, State Representative David E. Burke and State Senator Karen L. Gilmore.
President Gee was in Union county touring Scotts LawnService and giving a speech to the local joint meeting of the Lions and Kiwanis clubs.
Dr. Michael D. Lairmore, professor and chair in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences, was featured July 10 on WBNS 10TV's evening newscast. Dr. Lairmore discussed his cancer research in the Center for Retrovirus Research and his involvement in the Pelotonia Bike Tour, a grassroots cycling movement to raise money to fund cancer research.
Amy Morris, from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2010, was awarded the third-place prize in the 2009 Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc. Innovations in Public Health award. This award is designed to stimulate interest in veterinary public health, encourage creative thinking, and to develop creative writing skills among veterinary students.
Ohio State highlights an outreach initiative to help service dogs
Zoetis (formally Pfizer Animal Health) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for Palladia, developed to treat mast cell tumors in dogs. Dr. Cheryl London, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Thekla R. and Donald B. Shackelford Professor in Canine Medicine, has worked with Zoetis (formally Pfizer) since 2000 to help develop the treatment.
Pets need to be protected from the heat during the dog-days of summer when the temperature soars sky high. On hot days, especially when the temperature goes above 85 to 90 degrees fahrenheit, pets should be housed inside in the air conditioning. If this is not possible, they should be provided with a cool, shady spot with plenty of water. Walks and play time outside should be shortened and be sure to bring along a bottle of water for your dog as well as yourself. Do not leave your pet outside unsupervised if there is no protection from the sun.
With dozens of years of experience in research swine flu and avian flu, respectively, Dr. Mo Saif and Dr. Richards Slemons, both professors in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, were sought-after experts in explaining the recent outbreak of H1N1. Dr. Saif is also the director of the Food Animal Health Research Program at the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center in Wooster. Below is a summary of media coverage from late April to the middle of May, 2009.
The new Online Continuing Education (CE) web site became available last February, bringing versatility to CE in the fast-paced veterinary profession. The Office of Continuing Education has offered conventional CE courses on the Ohio State campus since 1926 and has been pleased with the new online option. All courses are about an hour to 90 minutes in length and range in cost from $40 to $60.