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Archive for October, 2011

Alumna Rides Into Reality Television

Monday, October 24th, 2011

When Marla Van Dyke was a vet med student doing her externship at a practice near Eugene, she adopted a two-week-old Paint Horse named Lucy who had been rejected by her mother. Raising a new foal was a big job for a busy vet student so Marla’s sister Jill took on the constant feeding schedule. […]

VDL Joins Fight Against Food Contamination

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a massive egg recall when a salmonella outbreak at two major egg producers sickened 1,700 people. Contaminated chicken feed was the culprit. The FDA relies on a network of government agencies and laboratories to investigate and diagnose food contamination outbreaks and they have their hands […]

Really Big Horses Inspire Student

Monday, October 24th, 2011

For most people, the closest they will ever come to a draft horse is through a television screen. Most of us are familiar with the perfectly matched and perfectly groomed Clydesdales in a Budweiser commercial but draft horses were originally bred for ploughing and other hard labor. There are still a few farmers and loggers who use […]

Third World Experience Benefits People and Animals

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Ometepe Island is a tropical jewel in the middle of Lake Nicaragua with miles of sandy beaches and stunning scenery but it is largely undeveloped. Reached only by ferry over notoriously rough water, the villages of Ometepe have few modern amenities and, despite an economy based largely on livestock and agriculture, Ometepe has no resident veterinarian. […]

CVM Students Stand Out at National Conference

Monday, October 10th, 2011

OSU College of Veterinary Medicine students stood out at this year’s AABP (American Association of Bovine Practitioners) national conference in St. Louis. Students Kim Noyes, Tessa Maggiulli and Elisha Adkins presented three of the nine research and case studies accepted for the Student Abstract Competition. Participation in the competition required selection from a large pool of […]

Veterinarians and Faculty Join Students in Learning Experience

Monday, October 10th, 2011

The halls of Magruder witnessed some unusual behavior a few weeks ago: blindfolded students being led around by their colleagues, small circles of people laughing, and professors acting like elephants. Did Halloween come early? No, it was the first annual Oregon Leadership and Dedicated Service (OLEADS) event. Hosted by the OSU College of VeterinaryMedicine (CVM), the […]