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Dean Lonnie King participated in the first Wooster Science Café. Click here to listen to his discussion of the “Perfect Microbial Storm,” which explains the new threat of emerging infectious diseases across the United States. Many viruses now spreading illnesses in animals and people are new to North America. Dr.
Ohio State’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) announced continuation of funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The College of Veterinary Medicine is well-represented within the center.
The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center has added two experienced board-certified surgeons to their emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in Dublin, Ohio. Drs. Laurent Guiot and Reunan Guillou joined the practice during the summer and now provide surgical services daily. Proficient in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, they also have special interests in minimally invasive fracture repair, arthroscopy and total joint replacement.
An article in the Columbus Dispatch on Saturday, September 28 reported on dog owners who claimed their dogs had ingested rat poison, "Rat poison turning up in Clintonville dogs." Dr. Ed Cooper, head of the Emergency and Critical Care service in the VMC described three different types of poison and the symptoms dogs may exhibit after ingesting each of the different substances.
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Dr. Saif is elected to Hall of Honor
“Happy” is certainly an appropriate name for Tom and Marsha Dulz’s golden retriever, who is friendly, easygoing and loves life. Happy also brings joy and comfort to the people he meets – thousands of them – through his work as a therapy dog at the Flight 93 Memorial National Park. Marsha says none of this would have ever happened without the care Happy received at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center VMC).
Dr. James Belknap, professor of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and equine surgeon at the Galbreath Equine Center, was highlighted in a YouTube video recently posted by the Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue (http://wvhorserescue.org/).
Alpacas are a herd animal, which means they like to stay in a group to feel more protected. When Shelby, a pregnant alpaca, became distant from the group it raised concerns for her keeper, Bernie Younkman. Bernie sought out the specialists at the Ohio State Hospital for Farm Animals to discover Shelby's medical problem. Dr. Jeff Lakritz, professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, discovered a uterine torsion, or a twisted uterus and cervix. Watch the video to learn what Ohio State veterinarians were able to do for Shelby.