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October 16, 2009
The issues in farm animal welfare continue to be hotly debated across the United States, and recently Ohio's farm animal production practices have come under scrutiny. On October 16, a symposium on animal welfare being held at The Ohio State University will offer perspectives that are grounded in science and education.
Faculty, staff and students rode, raised money and volunteered with the inaugural 2009 Pelotonia bike tour. Pelotonia is an annual grass roots bike tour with the goal of raising money for innovative and life saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Riders could choose from one day routes of 25 miles, 50 miles or 100 miles; or the two-day trek of 180 miles.
Molly the Pony, one of the world's only prosthesis-wearing ponies, visited the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine August 6 from 4:00 to 8 p.m. Visitors had the chance to hear the presentation "It's All About Molly" at 5 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in the Wexner Auditorium in the Veterinary Medicine Academic Building (VMAB) by Dr. Rustin Moore, Bud and Marilyn Jenne Professor and chair of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Molly was on the lawn outside for visitors to meet her and her owner, Kaye Harris, before and after Dr. Moore's presentation.
September 1 begins Dr. King's tenure with the College of Veterinary Medicine
Small Animal Surgery and Small Animal Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is now offering two evening continuing education series. The Small Animal Surgery Series will introduce cutting edge techniques such as minimally invasive surgery, interventional radiology, and canine physical rehabilitation, and their responsible clinicians, to the referring veterinarian. Topics in soft tissue surgery, orthopedics and neurosurgery will also be addressed. The series will be instructed by faculty from Cardiology, Neurology and Small Animal Surgery services.
Research article appears in journal Analyst
Dr. Tony Buffington, professor of veterinary clinical sciences at Ohio State, and his research team have discovered a biomarker in cats and humans that may lead to better treatments for some chronic pain syndromes.
Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio Received a Donation
The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association raised $716 during Vet Olympics 2009 to benefit Shelter Outreach Services of Ohio. SOS of Ohio is a non-profit veterinary clinic that provides affordable, high-quality spay and neuter services to shelters and low-income families in Greater Columbus.