Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a condition that occurs when the body cannot use glucose (a type of sugar) normally. Glucose is the main source of energy for the body’s cells. Insulin, which is produced by the pancreas, is required for the transfer of glucose from the bloodstream to the cells.
In diabetics, glucose isn’t transported into the cells and there is not enough energy for the cells to function normally. Although diabetes cannot be cured, it can be managed very successfully.
Here comes Bullet rings out loud and clear during Oklahoma State University home football games but the mascot really doesn’t need an introduction. He is a well-recognized and much adored part of OSU athletics. But what happens behind the scenes when Bullet isn’t galloping around Lewis Field at Boone Pickens Stadium?
Halloween can be a festive time for children and families but for pets, it can be a nightmare. Here are some helpful tips to keep your pet happy and healthy.
The treats are for your two-legged visitors – not your pets.
Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Symptoms of chocolate poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhea, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and seizures.
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences encourages individuals seeking new career challenges to contact the graduate program office. The veterinary center is looking for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to explore careers in teaching, research or other aspects of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Rodney Page will present “One Health War on Cancer” as the Class of 1963 Distinguished Lecturer at Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ Annual Fall Conference for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. The two-day conference will be held on Oct. 13 and 14 in the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU Stillwater campus. Page will speak in the auditorium at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Dr. Corey Wall is a veterinary radiologist at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. He leads the digital imaging services provided by the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital.
“We have several pieces of imaging equipment here at Oklahoma State University,” said Wall. “We have three radiology suites where we take x-rays of our veterinary patients. One is an equine specific suite. We also have two small animal suites. In addition, we have a mobile radiographic capability where we can go stall-side or potentially out to a trailer.
Roger Panciera, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP, was recently inducted as the 2016 Beef Award Recipient into the Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame during the 49th American Association of Bovine Practitioners Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C.
Riding horses in hot temperatures is often unavoidable, especially in southern states like Oklahoma. It is our job to make sure we don’t overdo it and subject horses to heat stress.
When exercising horses in the heat, it is important to be aware of not only temperature but humidity as well. If the combined temperature and humidity is over 150, horses will need assistance in cooling. If temperatures and humidity are expected to reach 170, it may be best to plan early morning riding or forego intense work.
Thomas G. Loafmann, DVM, of Glencoe, Mo., was recently named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Loafmann earned his DVM degree from OSU in 1963 and serves as the class representative.
Loafmann owns and operates Equine Medical Associates, Inc., one of the first equine medical and surgical clinics in the St. Louis, Mo., area. He still practices today, doing ambulatory calls and specializing in dentistry.