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  • Save the Date: Veterinary Fall Conference Scheduled

    Wednesday, February 8 2017

    Pistol Pete dressed as a veterinarian

    Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently announced the dates for its Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. The two day continuing education event will be held Nov. 9 and 10, 2017, at the Wes Watkins Center on OSU’s Stillwater campus.

    In addition to the veterinary conference, several ancillary activities will be held.

    The Corral Crawl, where alumni gather to catch up and celebrate class reunions for graduating years ending in 2 and 7, will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Wes Watkins Center.

  • Pet Dental Health

    Wednesday, February 1 2017

    a dog with an open mouth showing his teeth

    February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Bad breath in your dog or cat may signify a serious health risk that has the potential to damage not only your pet’s teeth and gums but also its internal organs.

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, brushing your pet’s teeth daily is a great place to start.

    It’s important to use the proper tools. Do not use human toothpaste as the foaming ingredient in fluoride could cause an upset stomach. Only use pet toothbrushes and toothpaste, which you can get from your veterinarian or at a pet store.

  • The Importance of Breeding Soundness Exams

    Thursday, January 12 2017

    black and white photo of a bull in a field

    The breeding soundness examination (BSE) plays an important role in herd reproduction. Successful operations require that bulls have the ability to identify estrus females, service the females, and produce high quality sperm to fertilize the waiting egg. 

    Cow calf operations depend on calves for replacement animals and as a revenue stream. Feeding open cows for an entire season can have a major impact on farm success.

  • Keeping Pets Safe in Cold Weather

    Wednesday, January 4 2017

    husky dog in snow

    Oklahoma’s winter temperatures can drop very low. Add in the Oklahoma wind and it can spell trouble for your pets’ health. Here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association to keep your pets safe during cold weather.

    Just like people, your furry family members tolerate the cold at different levels. Factors such as how thick their coat is, body fat scores, activity level and general overall health need to be taken into consideration.

  • Happy Holiday Tips

    Monday, December 12 2016

    cat sitting by a christmas tree

    Holidays are a wonderful time for seeing friends and family. Here are some tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association to help keep your furry family members safe and healthy during this holiday season.

    Avoid feeding dogs and cats table scraps. During meals, don’t let your dog sit under the table where children may drop or slip them food. Gravy, meat fat, and poultry skin can cause life-threatening conditions like pancreatitis and gastrointestinal problems. Bones can splinter and create bowel obstructions.