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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.
Congratulations to Dr. Mo Saif, emeritus faculty member and former director of the Food Animal Health Research Program (FAHRP) in Wooster. He was elected to the World Veterinary Poultry Association (WVPA) Hall of Honor this year in conjunction with the 18TH WVPA Congress held in in Nantes, France.
Trap-Neuter-Return or TNR is what the strategy is called. Dr. Jeanette O'Quin, clinical assistant professor at the college, was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch story focusing on the TNR program. She stated, "Some people still aren’t sold on its benefits.
Dr. Tony Buffington, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, is featured as one of two pet nutritionists consulted on a news story about "5 Things You Have Got To Know About Feeding Your Dog or Cat." There are many options to choose from when looking for food to feed your pet, and once the type of food is decided, the amount of food your pet receives is the next decision.
Dr. Philip (Phil) W. Murdick, emeritus professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, died on Saturday August 24th at the age of 84. Dr. Murdick received his undergraduate degree and his DVM (1952), MS (1958) and PhD (1964) all from The Ohio State University. He joined the faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1956, progressing through the faculty ranks and becoming a professor in 1969.
‘Tis the season for flu at state and county fairs, where the combination of masses of fairgoers, livestock exhibitors and hundreds of exhibition pigs creates an atmosphere ripe for influenza transmission from animals to humans – and in the opposite direction as well.
Last year, more than 300 U.S. human swine influenza cases were linked to 37 fairs in at least 10 states, and 16 people were hospitalized. In Ohio, 107 human cases were traced to 14 county fairs, and one person died.
Dog owners know that hearing a Labrador retriever gagging is not uncommon, however when these actions persisted, Sarah Blouch, owner of a black Lab named Jake, contacted the Emergency and Critical Care Service at Ohio State. Veterinarians diagnosed a twisted stomach, and during the emergency surgery there were complications. Dr. Edward Cooper, Emergency and Critical Care service head, was able to complete the lifesaving procedure for Jake.
An OnCampus newspaper story features Dr. Tom Rosol, professor, Department of Veterinary Biosciences, who helped create the E. Scholar program through the Technology Commercialization Office. He maintains the role of coordinator and liaison to all of Ohio State’s E. Scholars, one in each college: Arts and Sciences; Engineering; Medicine; Pharmacy; Nursing; and Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Having E.