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The ninth annual Vets for Pets 5K was held Nov. 2, with the race beginning and ending at the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building. The path of the race weaves through The Ohio State University campus, and will allow participants to race alongside their furry friends.
Ohio State equine veterinarians offer tips at the Quarter Horse Congress
Four veterinarians from the Ohio State Galbreath Equine Center were part of a panel discussion at the Quarter Horse Congress on Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at the Congress Lecture Hall, which is located at the State Fairgrounds in Columbus, Ohio.
The panel discussed how to provide support to older horses to help keep them looking and feeling their best, and the one-hour session allowed interactivity with audience members, as there was an alloted time slot for them to pose questions.
In a special titled “The Human-Animal Bond,” Dr. Kathryn Proudfoot, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, offers insight into several concerns and obstacles that presently surround animal care, both in food animal production and in domestic environments.
Thanks to an $8.6 million program project grant from the National Cancer Institute, experts at the College of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Retrovirus Research are closely studying retroviral forms of cancer in a five-year study, "Retrovirus Models of Cancer."
News at the College and VMC
Successful start to VMC Enhancement and Expansion
The official Groundbreaking Ceremony for the addition to the existing Hospital for Companion Animals at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center took place on Sept. 5.
From the Director; Cardiology and Initerventional Medicine: Advanced Diagnostics and Treatments; Cardiology and Respiratory Medicine; Interventional Medicine; Cardiology Clinical Study Helps Rescued Lab Puppy; Welcome New faculty; Transitions and Departures; Welcome 2014 Residents; Welcome 2014 Interns
The Ohio Quarter Horse Association has given the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine a generous donation,continuing their long-standing relationship with the college, and supporting research to enhance the health and well-being of the Quarter Horse breed.
The Busack Family Scholarship was given out for the first time this year, thanks to Dr. Ron Busack, college alumnus and owner of Bartels and Busack Pet Hospital Resort and Spa in Cleveland.
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has a 90 percent fatality rate for horses that contract this virus, which is transmitted by infected mosquitos. The Perry Tribune, a Toledo, OH area newspaper reports four confirmed cases of EEE in horses in Ashtabula and Trumbull Counties. Ohio State Equine Field Service veterinarian Dr. Jon Yardley recommends vaccinating against this disease.
Phil Arkow to define role of health professionals in preventing violence & helping abuse victims
As the coordinator and co-founder of the National Link Coalition, which serves as the national resource center on the link between animal abuse and domestic violence, Phil Arkow knows quite a bit about cases of abuse, cruelty and neglect, as well as how veterinarians and other health professionals should handle them.