FDA approves first canine cancer therapy

Zoetis (formally Pfizer Animal Health) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for Palladia, developed to treat mast cell tumors in dogs. Dr. Cheryl London, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Biosciences and Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Thekla R. and Donald B. Shackelford Professor in Canine Medicine, has worked with Zoetis (formally Pfizer) since 2000 to help develop the treatment.

Learn How to Protect Your Pets From the Heat

By Kristine McComis

Pets need to be protected from the heat during the dog-days of summer when the temperature soars sky high. On hot days, especially when the temperature goes above 85 to 90 degrees fahrenheit, pets should be housed inside in the air conditioning. If this is not possible, they should be provided with a cool, shady spot with plenty of water. Walks and play time outside should be shortened and be sure to bring along a bottle of water for your dog as well as yourself. Do not leave your pet outside unsupervised if there is no protection from the sun.

H1N1 Outbreak Puts College Experts in the News

With dozens of years of experience in research swine flu and avian flu, respectively, Dr. Mo Saif and Dr. Richards Slemons, both professors in the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, were sought-after experts in explaining the recent outbreak of H1N1. Dr. Saif is also the director of the Food Animal Health Research Program at the Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center in Wooster. Below is a summary of media coverage from late April to the middle of May, 2009.

Students Learn Shelter Medicine at the Capital Area Humane Society

By Kristine McComis

In a perfect world, all animals would live in safe, loving homes and over-population issues would vanish. However, as the veterinary students at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine know all too well, this perfect balance does not exist. A Shelter Medicine rotation has traditionally made up part of the veterinary curriculum, and last year Ohio State improved the program by establishing a surgical partnership with the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, one of the most respected animal shelters in the state of Ohio.

BIOS Newsletter: June 2009

Dr. Maxey Wellman is the recipient of the 2009 Dean’s Award in Creative Teaching; Department of Veterinary Biosciences Spring 2009 Graduates; Announcements; Wellness News: June is National Dairy Month...

BIOS Newsletter: May 2009

Dr. Patrick Green Distinguished Recipient, Dr. Irvin Chen honored, Anaplasmosis Organism Tricks Cell...

BIOS Newsletter: March 2009

Dr. Ian Davis receives career award for influenza research; Outreach and Engagement efforts; Wellness news; Grants and publications; Staff profile...

BIOS Newsletter: January 2009

Drs. Hernandez and Boris-Lawrie’s Review Role of Proto-Oncogene, Dr. Boyaka Selected as National Program Chair, Announcements, Appointments...

BIOS Newsletter: February 2009

Distinguished Alumna Dr. Judith Gwathmey visits OSU; Drs. Rikihisa and Green elected as American Academy of Microbiology Fellows; staff profile Archna Hazelbaker...

BIOS Newsletter: April 2009

Dr. Nong Inpanbutr awarded Battelle Endowment; New NIH Training Grant; Drs. Wittum & Premanandan International Outreach...