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Archive for April, 2015

Veterinarians and Technicians Needed

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Each year, OSU veterinary students volunteer to help the animals of Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. Ometepe, a volcano located within Lake Nicaragua, is currently home to an estimated 10,000 rural families and 41,000 dogs, in addition to countless pigs, cattle, horses and chickens. Minimal veterinary care is available for the dogs and cats that inhabit the […]

Ornamental Fish Medicine Class Learns By Doing

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Ornamental fish are a billion dollar global industry, and the U.S. is the single largest importer of them. An estimated 10 million households in this country own pet fish. For veterinarians practicing in urban areas, requests for fish care are fairly common, especially from koi owners. “Koi can be very valuable,” says Tim Miller-Morgan, Assistant […]

Grant Expands Atherosclerosis Research

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The Medical Research Foundation of Oregon awarded Dr. Stephen Ramsey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, a grant for $37,051 to support his research on the different types of immune cells in plaque and how they affect the formation of atherosclerosis, (commonly known as hardening of the arteries) that can lead to heart […]

OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital Offers Electrochemotherapy

Monday, April 20th, 2015

When Dr. Katja Zellmer, large animal surgeon in the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), read about electrochemotherapy in her journal club, she realized it might be a good treatment option for a client whose horse had a sarcoid that was unusually aggressive. Dr. Zellmer had resected most of the horse’s tumor surgically, and had injected […]

Clinical Trial for Miniature Breed Dogs with Radius-Ulna Fracture

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking patients with Radius-Ulna Fracture to participate in a randomized, clinical trial of free autologous greater omental graft to stimulate healing of radius/ulna fractures in miniature breed dogs. Eligible dogs are miniature and toy breed dogs under six kilograms with confirmed diaphyseal to distal radius/ulna fractures who. Dogs […]

Connie White Brings A Passion for Evidence-Based Research to Veterinary Practice

Monday, April 20th, 2015

In nearly twenty years of treating sick dogs, cats, and horses, OSU alumna Connie White has identified a need in veterinary medicine: There is very little research providing evidence-based knowledge to primary care veterinarians. Dr. White’s interest in research was cultivated in the OSU lab of Dr. Carol Rivin where she earned a Ph.D. in […]

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