Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Animal health at MSU

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Just like a human is wheeled to an exam room, so is a horse at the Mississippi State University Vet School.
A team helps get the sedated animal loaded on to a mobile unit that houses at MRI machine for large animals.
Once inside, just like a human, the animal's vital signs are monitored and the exam begins.
Dr. Sarah Sampson, with MSU Veterinary Medicine, said, "An MRI is able to evaluate both soft tissue and bone structures within the foot or any other part of the limb. And it can actually do a better job imaging bone and soft tissue than any other imaging that we have."
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Monday, May 24, 2010

MRI machine helps vets pinpoint equine lameness

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Veterinarians at Mississippi State University now have access to a magnetic resonance imaging unit that can help pinpoint the source of lameness in horses.
MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine has entered into an agreement with MREquine, an Idaho company that has developed the first-of-its-kind mobile veterinary imaging coach for horses. The 1.5 tesla MRI unit can image body parts up to 18 centimeters in diameter, which includes a horse’s feet, fetlock, cannon bone, carpus (knee) and hock. The majority of horse lameness issues are in these areas.  Read More...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Top MSU professor assumes new role with Delta Health Alliance

STARKVILLE, Miss.--A veteran Mississippi State faculty member with an international recognition for research now will have a key position with an organization working to improve health in the Mississippi Delta.
Janice Chambers, one of the university's William L. Giles Distinguished Professors, is becoming research director for Delta Health Alliance, a non-profit collaboration of state institutions and agencies.
She retains a half-time appointment as professor of basic sciences in MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine, where she long has directed the Center for Environmental Health Sciences.
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