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Archive for May, 2013

How Do Dogs and Cats Drink?

Friday, May 31st, 2013

They can’t grab a mug, fill it with water and chug it down, so how do dogs and cats get enough to drink just using their tongues? An MIT engineering professor used video of his own cat to investigate the fluid mechanics of lapping and made some interesting discoveries. Read more.  

New Study Explains Why Dogs Love to Run

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Researchers at the University of Arizona have found that dog’s bodies release a chemical similar to one found in marijuana when they run for a prolonged period of time. David Raichlen and his team studied endocannabinoids and found that “a neurobiological reward for endurance exercise may explain why humans and other cursorial mammals habitually engage […]

Vet Hospital Doctor Achieves Diplomate Status

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Dr. Wendy Baltzer, small animal surgeon at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, recently passed rigorous exams and inspection by a national committee to earn her status as a newly-minted Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). “Dr. Baltzer is to be commended for her intensive efforts in this field of […]

OSU Alum Performs New Life-Saving Surgery

Friday, May 31st, 2013

OSU alum Dr. Megan McLane recently saved a darling Labrador Retriever puppy named Maggie by performing a high-tech, minimally-invasive, intravascular heart procedure. The four-month-old was born with Patent Ductus Arteriosis, a congenital heart defect that would have been fatal if left untreated. Read more.

Students and Alums Join in Day of Service

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Salem Friends of Felines was full of cats on Saturday, May 18th as low-income pet owners stopped in to get vaccinations and checkups from  CVM students and alums who volunteered their time at OSU Day of Service.Organized by Willamette Valley Animal Hospital, the clinic also raised money for the CVM scholarship fund. OSU alums Rob […]

Pet Owners & Vets: ‘Safe’ Slug Bait Not Really

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

In the past few years, the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) at Oregon State University, has seen a steady increase in reports of illness in dogs who encountered slug bait containing iron phosphate. A relatively new type of slug bait, iron phosphate is less toxic than bait containing metaldehyde, but it still requires caution. “Slug […]

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