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Welcome to the sixth 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 the human-canine relationship.
NIH funds multidisciplinary team to unlock the secrets of RNA-based diseases; Dr. Ian Davis will join the POLS ONE editorial board; Dr. Marcella Hernandez is appointed as the Director of Graduate/STEM Diversity in the College of Arts and Sciences; VBS highlights for October; Announcements; Wellness news;
But for Ohio State and its College of Veterinary Medicine, key developments in animal and human health would have gone unrealized. The College of Veterinary Medicine kicked off the public phase its fund-raising campaign on Friday, October 5, during Reunion-Homecoming Weekend.
Studies: Pigs look healthy but test positive for flu at fairs; flu transmission seen between pigs and humans
Veterinary researchers at Ohio State have published two new studies showing flu transmission between pigs and humans. Andrew Bowman, a Ph.D. candidate in veterinary preventive medicine is lead author of the studies published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, and Emerging Microbes & Infections. Richard Slemons, professor of veterinary preventive medicine, is senior author of both studies. Other co-authors of both papers included Jacqueline Nolting and Sarah Nelson of Ohio State’s Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
Antibiotic use in food animals will be the topic of a symposium, “A One Health Approach to Antimicrobial Use & Resistance: A Dialogue for a Common Purpose,” to be held at the Hilton Polaris Hotel in Columbus, November 13-15. Hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, the event is open to all who have a stake in engaging in meaningful dialogue and creating successful strategies to preserve antibiotic efficacy. Speakers will include Ohio State University President E.
Two faculty in Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine shared their knowledge with colleagues in east Africa at Ohio State’s “One Health” Summer Institute held there this past summer. The institute was led by Wondwossen Gebreyes, professor in Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine who has a joint appointment in the College of Public Health. Also teaching was Armando Hoet, clinical assistant professor of veterinary preventive medicine and director of Ohio State’s Veterinary Public Health program.
The College of Veterinary Medicine recognized three alumni for leadership in their profession and two faculty members for outstanding teaching during Reunion-Homecoming Weekend celebration on October 5 and 6.
Ohio State faculty publish article on how veterinary schools fulfill the research mission of land-grant institutions
This year marked the 150th anniversary year of the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862. This seminal piece of legislation allowed for the establishment of land-grant institutions in the United States. As a means of reflecting on the impact that the land-grant system has made on veterinary medicine and how colleges of veterinary medicine have fulfilled the land-grant principles, specifically the research mission of land-grant institutions, Drs.