By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications
PEARL, Miss. -- The Mississippi Board of Animal Health will not be
alone in the battle to protect the state’s poultry industry from bird
flu this winter.
“Now is the time to make sure our response plans are in place to
minimize bird losses and economic damage when migratory birds return
from infected nesting grounds,” said Dr. Jim Watson, state veterinarian
with the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.
Watson recently invited university poultry experts, agriculture
officials and representatives of Mississippi poultry companies to a
meeting at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary
Medicine Poultry Diagnostic Laboratory in Pearl to address concerns.
“Of the 21 states with highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks
from last December through June, some of them handled their responses
without external forces coming in from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture,” Watson said. “If Mississippi has an outbreak, we must be
prepared to handle the response ourselves because USDA may be deployed
to other states experiencing outbreaks.” read more....
Monday, August 31, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
News from the MS Department of Health: testing confirms the rabies case is a bat variant. Please remember to vaccinate your animals and always use caution around unknown animals and wildlife.
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Friday, August 21, 2015
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Thursday, August 13, 2015
Dog treats, that is.
A large, handsome German shepherd, Maci served as a military working dog for almost six years, including three tours in Afghanistan and one in Oman with his handler, U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Karl Stefanowicz. During active service, he was credited with multiple explosive finds.
Maci now resides at Columbus Air Force Base...read more...
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- While most people choose to spend their vacations relaxing, a number of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine students and faculty chose to do volunteer work in Haiti.
Dr. Skip Jack, a professor at MSU-CVM, traveled to Haiti with veterinary students Rachel Mayfield, Megen Cummings, Taylor King and Jessica Wilson as part of Christian Veterinary Missions. read more...
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Look who is featured on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)'s website for his biomedical research! Way to go, Dr. Mark Lawrence! #onehealth #vetmed #WeRingTrue
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Thank you, Dr. Robin Fontenot and Dr. Caroline Betbeze, for finding ways to ease surgical stress for horses. Horse...
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Monday, July 6, 2015
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Thank you, Dr. Brittany Thames and Dr. Andrew Mackin for the reminders on how to keep pets safe and out of the heat this summer! It's HOT out there! Is your pet well hydrated?#WeRingTrue #vetmed #petsafety
Posted by Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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