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Oklahoma Reports 2nd EIA-Positive Horse

Friday, September 16 2016

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The Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC) has reported a second confirmed case of equine infectious anemia (EIA) in Oklahoma.

According to the EDCC, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) confirmed a second EIA-positive horse for 2016. The 13-year-old Quarter Horse gelding located in McCurtain County was euthanized. The first case the EDCC reported in Oklahoma was a 14-year-old Quarter Horse mare from Atoka County that was also euthanized.

Yard and Garden Safety

Thursday, September 15 2016

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Let your yard and garden grow—with care. Fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides keep plants and lawns healthy and green; however, their ingredients may be dangerous if pets ingest them. Many dogs like to “nose around” in the grass and often consume some grass. They also tend to lick their paws and coats. 

Always store these products in out-of-the-way places where pets cannot reach them. Consider using metal trash cans with locking lids to prevent your pets from getting into the products.  Follow label instructions carefully.

Holmes Named Distinguished Alumnus

Wednesday, September 7 2016

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Donald D. Holmes, DVM, MS, DACLAM, of Wichita, Kan., was recently named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Holmes earned his DVM degree from OSU in 1954 and serves as the class representative.

He worked in a mixed animal practice before serving in the U.S. Army (1955 – 1959) as 1st Lieutenant receiving a Letter of Commendation. The first veterinarian to serve as Chief of the Experimental Animal Laboratory, he established the Letterman Army Hospital’s Surgical Research Unit.

Fulton Selected for Higher Ed Hall of Fame

Tuesday, August 30 2016

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Robert Fulton, DVM, Ph.D., DACVM, Emeritus Regents Professor and McCasland Foundation Endowed Chair for Food Animal Research in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, is one of three professors from Oklahoma State University selected for induction into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame for 2016. The honor recognizes outstanding men and women who have excelled in higher education and encouraged others to contribute to the economic development and quality of life in Oklahoma.

Viral Neurological Disease – Comparative Medicine Research to Help Animals and Humans

Tuesday, August 23 2016

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At Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, research is a key component of our mission.  Currently, collaborative efforts are focusing on herpesviruses that affect primates, humans, and horses.

The Pacemaker Posse

Monday, August 22 2016

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Dr. Ryan Baumwart, veterinary cardiologist at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, created a unique group of canine survivors appropriately named the Pacemaker Posse. Baumwart placed a pacemaker in 23 dogs over the last two years, improving their quality of life and in many cases prolonging their life. In April 2016, all of the pacemaker recipients were invited back to OSU to celebrate the success of the procedure and connect with other Posse members.  Baumwart and his team hosted five members of the Pacemaker Posse at OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences’ Annual Open House.

Duffy Named Distinguished Alumnus

Wednesday, August 17 2016

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Lieutenant Colonel Mark R. Duffy, DVM, MPH, of Cibolo, Texas, was recently named a 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Duffy earned his DVM degree from OSU in 1994. He worked as a large animal veterinarian partnering in a rural western Montana practice before accepting an Air Force commission in 1999. In 2003, he was awarded a Master’s Degree in Public Health. He is an active diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Oklahoma State Veterinary Center Welcomes the Class of 2020

Friday, August 12 2016

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Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences welcomed the class of 2020 as they officially begin their journey to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The class numbers 88—13 men and 75 women.   

Distinguished Alumni to be Honored

Monday, August 8 2016

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The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is pleased to announce the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. Congratulations to Drs. Donald D. Holmes (1954) of Wichita, Kan., Thomas G. Loafmann (1963) of Glencoe, Mo., and Lt. Col. Mark R. Duffy (1994) of Cibolo, Texas.

Selections were made by the veterinary center’s Alumni Society leadership based on nominees whose career achievements reflect distinguished service in the areas of academia, practitioner and research as well as engagement with OSU.

Biomedical Research & You

Wednesday, August 3 2016

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The flu virus is one of the top ten causes of human deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Shitao Li, Ph.D., is currently conducting biomedical research to develop new antiviral drugs to combat the flu virus.