Friday, January 16, 2009

Employee of the Month

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Gregg Miller, Animal Technician - LARAC who has been chosen as CVM "Employee of the Month" for January 2009.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Health-care plan helps horses age gracefully

By Karen Templeton

MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Gray hair, stiff joints, poor teeth and weight changes are not just signs of aging in humans; they afflict horses as well.

Molly Nicodemus, an associate professor of animal and dairy sciences at Mississippi State University, said horses often display noticeable signs of aging. Although they vary from horse to horse, these indicators can appear as early as 15 years of age.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Aussie native feels at home with new life in Mississippi

By Patti Drapala
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- When Australia native Fiona McCarthy arrived three years ago to begin work at Mississippi State University as a biocuration specialist for the College of Veterinary Medicine, she felt an innate connection with home.

McCarthy grew up in Queensland, a state in Australia that is located in the northwest corner of the country close to the equator. The area is known for its hot climate, rural lifestyle and reverence for sports. Aussies refer to it as part of the Deep South.

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