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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.
Sarcoma is a rare cancer in adults – just one percent of all adult cancers. Unfortunately, it’s much more prevalent in children and dogs; about 15 percent of all childhood cancers and about 15 percent of all canine cancers.
‘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.
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.
The Buckeye Vet Prep Academy educates students about the profession of veterinary medicine through a one-week summer camp that includes seminars and hands-on activities at Ohio State.
The Veterinary Medical Center sees 35,000 animal patients a year. It is comprised of three hospitals: the Hospital for Companion Animals, the Hospital for Farm Animals, and the Galbreath Equine Center. You’ll receive a level of care that you can’t get anywhere else. You can support our faculty and progams. Go here for more information.
Jared Sylvester had always enjoyed playing sports, and he lived a very active lifestyle. Heading into his junior year of college at Miami University, he played on the club lacrosse team. He started experiencing knee pain during the summer but brushed it off. A few months passed, and the pain became unbearable. Jared’s family contacted their good friend, Dr. Mike, for a consultation over the weekend.