News

New clinical trial for dogs with Osteoarthritis

A new clinical trial is available for dogs that have been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in either the stifle or the elbow. For further details click here.Dogs

Protecting your pet from holiday dangers

The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association invites the public to learn how to protect their pets from potentially dangerous toxins, with an emphasis on holiday items found in the home on Sunday, November 17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp St.

Renovated space provides new research opportunities

Newly renovated space in Goss Laboratory, home to the Department of Veterinary Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has added 9,000Goss Lab square feet of state-of-the-art laboratory space. The new labs will allow an expansion of research and teaching related to infectious diseases. The $3.9 million upgrade was made possible by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Issue Eight: Fall 2013

Welcome to the eighth edition of Behavior News, the newsletter designed to keep veterinary staff and other animal handlers up to date on current behavior recommendations for companion animals. In this issue we continue our series on low-stress handling and have a few discussions regarding managing common behavior issues in dogs and cats.

For additional resources on animal behavior at The Ohio State University, please visit: vet.osu.edu/Behavior and vet.osu.edu/CommunityPractice.

Ethiopia is in the spotlight "OnCampus"

Ethiopia has been buzzing around Ohio State's campus through different news stories featuring our own professors. Dr. Gebreyes, director of Global Health programs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, is one of the professors and is featured in an OnCampus news article about Ethiopia. This article focuses on what students learned from being involved in the Ohio State's One Health Summer Institute in Ethiopia last July. There are many challenges in Ethiopia that must be faced and among them are rabies and the infrastructure within the country.

OSU developed feline leukemia vaccine

Thanks to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, a feline leukemia vaccine was commercially developed in 1984. The Columbus Dispatchfeline wrote an article featuring this breakthrough to help celebrate the bicentennial of Columbus. Click here to read more.

Dr. King featured in Huffington Post

Dr. Lonnie King, dean and Ruth Stanton Chair of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State has published an op-ed piece in Huffington Post called "The Age of Contagion." Emerging infectious diseases are typcially zoonotic - starting in an animal population and moving to people. This threat to public health must be met with new Dr. Kingmethods of research for detection, prevention, and cures.

Major road closures on 11/10 for OSU Four Miler Event

For Broad University Messaging (websites have not been updated as of yet, but will by this weekend)
Major Road Closures on 11/10 for Ohio State Four Miler Event - Plan for Significant Traffic, Parking, CABS Impacts

Connect to Veterinary Medicine: November 2013

News at the college

Making a Difference

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center recently distributed a booklet that features some of our patients’ stories. Showcasing these patient stories allows readers to see diverse care provided at the Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) and how it has impacted real people’s lives and improved their animals’ health.

FDA seeks assistance with illnesses caused by jerky treats

Veterinarians and pet owners are being asked to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist with an on-going investigation into suspected contamination of jerky treats. The story on their website "Why are jerky treats making pets sick?" references an investigation that started in 2007, when reports first began to surface linking symptoms of illness to consumption of jerky treats, some of which were manufactured in China.