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Barbie Thrives 10 Years Later

Monday, May 11 2015

Nearly 10 Years Later Horse Treated at OSU with Maggot Therapy Thrives

Nearly 10 years ago, equine veterinarians at Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital treated Barbie, daughter of a three-time world champion roping horse, for a snake bite and consequential medical problems using an unconventional method.  OSU veterinarians used maggot therapy to treat Barbie’s hard-to-heal wounds.

OCD in Dogs is a Growing Problem

Monday, April 20 2015

At just 9 months old, Tripp Traw weighs over 80 pounds.  He is a Great Pyrenees mix owned by JoAnn Traw of Farmington, Ark. The puppy underwent surgery at Oklahoma State’s Veterinary Medical Hospital for a common problem in young, growing large breed dogs—OCD.

Rosie's Journey

Thursday, March 19 2015

Shelley Wilmoth lives in Fayetteville, Ark. She has a soft spot for Dachshunds. She has rescued two male Dachshunds and Rosie Claire, a long haired Dachshund with big eyes that have seen way too much in her short lifetime.

Heading Home: OSU Veterinarian Uses Innovative Approach to Help a Rescue Horse

Friday, December 5 2014

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(Stillwater, Okla., December 2, 2014) – Dr. Michael Schoonover, assistant professor of surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, couldn’t find any literature on fusing both the knee and the fetlock in the same limb on the same horse but that didn’t stop him from performing the innovative procedure to help a rescue horse named Spirit.  And now, the horse is returning to his home at Ranch Hand Rescue.

OSU Veterinarian Uses Innovative Approach to Help a Rescue Horse

Wednesday, November 19 2014

Dr. Michael Schoonover, assistant professor of surgery at Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, couldn’t find any literature on fusing both the knee and the fetlock in the same limb on the same horse but that didn’t stop him from performing the innovative procedure to help a rescue horse named Spirit. 

Sisk's Story: Left On His Own

Sunday, November 16 2014

Left in the hot summer sun on a country road near Wichita Falls, Texas, the one-year-old pit bull mix didn’t know there was anything wrong with him.  Social media reports said an abandoned dog had been seen by a red gate on Sisk Road.  On Facebook, someone tagged Amber Browning, a Texas Pit Crew board member, asking her organization to help the dog.  The posted pictures and video showed a young dog with serious problems.

Sisk's Story: Left On His Own

Sunday, November 16 2014

sisk and owner

Left in the hot summer sun on a country road near Wichita Falls, Texas, the one-year-old pit bull mix didn’t know there was anything wrong with him.  Social media reports said an abandoned dog had been seen by a red gate on Sisk Road.  On Facebook, someone tagged Amber Browning, a Texas Pit Crew board member, asking her organization to help the dog.  The posted pictures and video showed a young dog with serious problems.

Lucky Riley

Monday, September 22 2014

Impaled Dog Treated by OSU Veterinarians

No one knows how it happened—they can only guess.  It’s a miracle he’s alive.  It certainly isn’t the type of case that veterinarians at OSU’s Veterinary Medical Hospital are used to seeing.  Riley, a 7-year-old pointer/pit bull mix, somehow impaled himself with a stick on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

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