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Today, we are taking a moment to be grateful for our supporters! The students who entrust us with their education, the animal owners who trust us to care for their animals, the supporters who generously fund important projects that help us advance health for animals and people.
In a recently reported article by The Columbus Dispatch, a Western bird-flu strain identified as avian influenza, or H5N2, hit the West Coast last year, has made its way to South and Central America, the Plains of Midwest states, and into Canada, and has potential to make its way to Ohio. The avian flu outbreak has not been linked to any human illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but its economic impact could be severe.
April 6-11 is National Public Health Week, sponsored by the American Public Health Association. The world of veterinary medicine is laregely involved in public health initiatives, and one way the College of Veterinary Medicine is taking part in National Public Health Week is with the Farm to Table Luncheon and Vendor Fair, which will be held April 9 in the Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium & Lobby.
Cute but Risky? - Assistant Professor of Equine Practice, Dr. Jonathan Yardley stated that "30 percent of baby chicks from agriculture supply stores are contaminated with salmonella." Salmonella comes as a bacteria that causes food poisoning in humans. Remember, especially during the Easter holiday season, your children are at risk of infection if they're playing with baby chicks.
This past fall a team of 14 U.S. veterinarians, technicians, students and assistants traveled to Ibarra, Ecuador, to volunteer in a week-long spay/neuter clinic.
There have been three confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Virus: one in Michigan and two in Ohio. The Ohio farm is in Muskingum County, and it has been placed under quarantine by the Ohio Department of Agriculture. One of the ill horses has been euthanized and the other is responding to treatment. None of the other horses on the farm are currently symptomatic. Horse owners are reminded that the virus is treatable in its early stages and is highly contagious. The earliest warning symptom is fever.
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to host the 2015 American Pre-Veterinary Medical Association (APVMA) Symposium, an annual three-day event, which will be held at the Hilton Hotel (Downtown) connected to the Convention Center, and Saturday wetlabs at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The APVMA Symposium is one of the largest pre-vet conferences in the country, welcoming close to 600 pre-vet students from around the country, admissions personnel, and undergraduate advisors, and includes a dynamic schedule of labs and lectures
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked #5 in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report's most recent survey (March 2015). Typically, veterinary schools are ranked every four years. Established in 1885, the college has led the veterinary profession for 130 years, providing expertise in animal health, research, teaching and community involvement.
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Dogs and children share more than just messy hair and boundless energy. Both get osteosarcoma, and despite aggressive treatment, 90% of dogs and more than 30% of children will eventually die from this disease.