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Antibiotic resistance working group formed at Ohio State
In May, a lab mix puppy named Zelda was brought to Rascal Animal Hospital and Emergency Care with two broken legs. Veterinary staff at the hospital suspect that Zelda was abused by her previous owners, as they were forced to bring her in after reports of a dog with severe injuries.
The story of Quasimodo, a 3-year-old dog born with deformed front legs, shows the profound compassion that humans can have for companion animals.
Several strains of avian influenza virus are spreading across the U.S., affecting commercial and backyard poultry flocks. To reduce its reach, Ohio poultry veterinarians are advising poultry owners to strengthen their biosecurity practices and look out for signs of the virus in case it appears in the state.
We are sharing sad news this morning about the death of an alumnus, Dr. Austin T. Ayars.
Dr. Ayars, a 2007 graduate (and 2003 graduate of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences), age 34, was killed in a tragic farming accident on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Further information and memorial arrangement details can be found at the following: http://www.legacy.com/obituari…/madison-press/obituary.aspx…
In Ohio, firefighters and emergency medical techinicians are not authorized to provide stabilizing care to animals in emergency situations without first consulting a veterinarian, and one lawmaker is seeking to change that.
Nearly a decade ago, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina left hundreds of horses stranded, injured or dead. Thanks to the help and direction of Dr. Rustin Moore, executive director of the Veterinary Medical Center and associate executive dean of the College, almost 500 were rescued and reunited with their owners.
Fourth-year veterinary students will perform more spay-and-neuter surgeries on dogs and cats at the Capital Area Humane Society during the shelter portion of their clinical rotations, thanks in part to a $500,000 grant from PetSmart Charities. The grant is part of a $1.3 million investment in veterinary student education at four universities.