Friday, November 20, 2009

CVM Highlighted in Presidential Update

President Keenum talks about MSU-CVM on the November 23rd 2009 "Presidential Update" video website. See and hear more...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

MSU researchers unravel catfish disease genetic info

By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – The best way to battle a pathogen affecting the state’s catfish industry is to know as much about it as possible, and Mississippi State University researchers took a major step in that direction this summer.

Researchers at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine released the genome sequence of Edwardsiella ictaluri 93-146, the most important pathogen affecting the state’s channel catfish aquaculture industry. Dr. Mark Lawrence, a CVM professor of basic sciences, was the lead investigator of the project, which was completed this summer. Read More...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Dog care at MSU gives Rebel fans their “paws”

By Patti Drapala

MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- “Don’t tell them you’re a Rebel,” Tommy Walker whispered to his son’s badly injured dog, Tayson, as they approached the entrance to Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

That was a remarkable statement from a loyal and supportive 1983 University of Mississippi pharmacy alumnus. Athletic competition between Ole Miss and Mississippi State can deeply divide families and friends into opposing camps, particularly in November, when the Egg Bowl rolls around. But a crisis, like the one the Walker family faced now, would unite the two camps of one of the most heated sports rivalries in the state. Read More....

Dr. Bruce L. Clark, 2009 Alumni Fellow

Dr. Bruce L. Clark, a 1982 graduate of MSU-CVM and 2009 Alumni Fellow, sharing his career experiences in the CVM Auditorium.

Dr. Clark is a native of Okolona, MS and holds Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Mississippi State University. After a short stint in private veterinary practice, he completed a theriogenology residency at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology and has completed graduate level courses in business administration, ruminant nutrition, perinatal pathology and leadership facilitation training. Upon completion of his residency, he was a theriogenology faculty member at Missouri.

In 1988 he returned to his alma mater for a 10 year stint as an associate professor in our food animal practice group where he led efforts to incorporate electronic data capture and computer analysis of production data into routine dairy herd health programs. Since 1998 he has held veterinary technical services supervisory positions with Monsanto Corporation and is currently Director, Training and Technical Services Development for NorthStar Cooperative, Inc. in Lansing, Michigan.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

2009 H1N1 Flu Virus Outbreak AVMA

As questions continue regarding H1N1, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is a good resource for H1N1 information as it relates to pets and other animals.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Employee of the Month

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Tiffany Tabor - Laboratory Technician - CVM MVDL who has been chosen as CVM "Employee of the Month" for November 2009.