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According to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Assocation, healthy cats are just as likely as chronically ill cats to exhibit "sickness behaviors" such as refusing food, vomiting, and leaving waste in inappropriate places, when their routines are disrupted. The research was conducted by Judi Stella, doctoral candidate, as part of a long-term study on environmental enrichment. The papers other co-authors include Dr. Tony Buffington, professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Dr.
Dr. Michael Lairmore, professor and associate dean of research and graduate studies, has been appointed the associate director for Shared Resources at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC).
A drug currently approved for osteoporosis treatment has been shown to reduce bone loss in a study of mice with oral cancer, suggesting it could serve as an important supplemental therapy in patients with head and neck cancers that erode bone. Dr. Tom Rosol, professor in the department of veterinary biosciences, was the principle investigator in the Ohio State study. The drug treatment also was associated with smaller tumors – an unexpected result. The drug, zoledronic acid, is known by the brand name Zometa.
The College of Veterinary Medicine partners with the College of Public Health to offer the country's only Veterinary Public Health specialization towards the Master of Public Health degree. With the realization that nearly 70 percent of emerging diseases are likely to be zoonotic, the MPH-VPH degree was developed to prepare public health professionals to better protect the communities they serve. The program is open to veterinarians, as well as other professionals, including students with science backgrounds interested in public health.
Dr. John Hubbell, professor of veterinary anesthesiology and equine section head, was recently interviewed at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Annual Convention and Trade Show. To watch his interview on sedatives and anesthetics in horses, click here.
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Dr. Jeff Lakritz, professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and section head of the Veterinary Medical Center's Hospital for Farm Animals, has been named the inaugural Vernon L. Tharp Professor in Food Animal Medicine.
The Honoring the Bond program at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center supports pet owners during emotionally difficult times. People faced with the critical illness of a beloved pet need to be able to discuss all the options available to make decisions focused on what is best for their animal and themselves, and the Honoring the Bond Program offers the support they need during this process. This program is funded in part through the generosity of Schoedinger Funeral Services, and primarily by the private donations of kind, concerned pet owners.
Dark brindles, blues, light red fawns, and white and brindle ticks were but a small sample of coats seen at Greyhounds ROCK. The retired racers that recently gathered for a long weekend to support canine cancer research represented nearly all of the 18 officially-recognized Greyhound colors.
The 5th annual Greyhounds Rock symposium held at Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center the last weekend of October attracted more than 100 participants.
Lonnie J. King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair of Veterinary Medicine, recently accepted the appointment to be the lead dean for the Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases (PHPID) program at The Ohio State University.
On a Saturday in June 2010, 130 people gathered quietly on the campus of The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, each grieving the loss of a companion animal. They shared experiences and listened as veterinary residents and staff discussed the importance of acknowledging and honoring the human-animal bond.