Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Dr. Temple Grandin Keynote Speaker at CVM

The Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series hosted by the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine will be October 19th-October 23rd. The Lecture Series celebrates the special relationship that exists between humans and animals in all its facets: companion animal, production animal, the wildlife experience and much more. Dr. Temple Grandin, best-selling author and Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, is the keynote speaker on Tuesday October 20 at 7:00 pm at the CVM auditorium. She will be speaking on the role animals have played in her life and how autism has given her a unique perspective on animal behavior and welfare. She has been instrumental in developing welfare guidelines for the handling and transportation of livestock and is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America. She lectures to parents and teachers throughout the U.S. on her experiences with autism.


Monday, September 28, 2009

World Rabies Day Today

World Rabies Day is September 28, 2009 and we are working together to make a difference.
The mission of World Rabies Day is to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy it is to prevent it, and how to eliminate the main global sources.

Rabies in humans is 100% preventable through prompt appropriate medical care. Yet, more than 55,000 people, mostly in Africa and Asia, die from rabies every year - a rate of one person every ten minutes. The most important global source of rabies in humans is from uncontrolled rabies in dogs. Children are often at greatest risk from rabies. Read More... (pdf file)

For more information visit the website http://www.worldrabiesday.org/.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Match Program

Dr. Andrew Mackin interviewed on Farm and Family by Amy Taylor. Dr. Mackin spoke about the "The Match Program" designed to help CVM graduates with specialty internships and residencies. Listen to the interview here.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chele Whitehead featured in MSU Profile

Like many people in Mississippi, Chele Whitehead was changed after Hurricane Katrina stormed ashore and ravaged the state in 2005.

A senior sample receiving and reporting technician in the College of Veterinary Medicine, she was dispatched with the Veterinary Disaster Response Team in the wake of the devastating storm.

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Monday, September 7, 2009

New Bully Acts the Part

By Patti Drapala

MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- With the transfer of the fabled, leather harness and leash from father to son during pregame festivities Saturday at Davis-Wade Stadium, Mississippi State University’s new bulldog mascot Champ stepped into a role he was born to assume.

The public introduction of 3-year-old “Tonka’s Golden Sun” as Bully XX to the Maroon faithful was a bittersweet moment for the mascot’s official handler, Lisa Chrestman, and the staff of MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Chrestman, who is a certified animal health technician at the college, works with Dr. Margaret Kern and other medical staff there to take care of MSU’s bulldog. The two have supported the current mascot, Tonka, through a remarkable run as Bully XIX. ... Read More