Organophosphates are chemicals found in many insecticides and highly toxic nerve agents. The United States Environmental Protection Agency lists organophosphates as very highly and acutely toxic to bees, wildlife and humans. Continuing concern for use of organophosphate nerve agents by rogue nations and terrorists, along with the toxicity of organophosphate insecticides to humans, animals and the environment, means that these compounds pose very real public health and environmental problems.
Whitaker family brought Tux back to OSU for a re-check and to personally thank the veterinarians who helped save Tux. Pictured left to right: Ryne and H.B. Whitaker, Dr. Rebecca Tims holding Tux, Dr. Ryan Baumwart, Dr. Andrew Hanzlicek, Mary Kathryn and Cindy Whitaker.
H.B. and Cindy Whitaker of Springdale, Ark., are the proud owners of five pugs. In early 2017 while walking the dogs, H.B. thought Tux, a four year old they’ve had since birth, looked overweight.
Ashish Ranjan, BVSc, PhD, associate professor and Kerr Chair in the Department of Physiological Sciences at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, received the 2018 President’s Fellows Faculty Research Award to investigate an innovative cancer treatment technology. The one-time $20,000 award will be used to cover the costs of research and personnel needed for his projects.