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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.
Out of more than 6,700 applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine across North America, 162 of the best and brightest made the cut to call themselves the Class of 2017 at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
There are 137 women and 25 men who will join the college, with 83 coming from beyond the Ohio borders. They ranged in age, upon acceptance, from 19 to 41.
Iams has issued a voluntary recall to some of their dry dog and cat foods. Please see statement below and lists of affected products.
Although to date, no health effects have been reported, there is the potential for Salmonella contamination. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States, mostly on the East Coast. These limited products were made during a 10-day window, at one of our U.S. manufacturing sites on a single production line. All retailers have been notified of the affected products and are working to remove them.
News at the College
Collaboration provides more healing for Northstar
Amy Kabel, owner of her dog, Hank, was told that to remove a tumor the size of a grapefruit from Hank's stomach, he would have to have his leg amputated to operate. Amy went to Ohio State for a second opinion, and she is so thankful that she did. Channel 6 interviewed Hank and Amy for a news story. Click here to see and read more of this amazing “Miracle Dog’s” story.