Thursday, June 17, 2010

Prepare to respond if dogs encounter snakes

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Many pet dogs encounter venomous snakes during the hot summer months, but tragic consequences can be avoided when owners know what to do when their dogs get bitten.
“More dogs and snakes are out in warmer summer months, creating a situation where they will encounter each other,” said Dr. Kari Lunsford, assistant professor with Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “Dogs, curious by nature, agitate snakes and can end up getting bitten.”
Lunsford said pet owners need to take these situations seriously.
“Any snake bite needs to be treated as a life-threatening emergency,” she said. “Puncture wounds may be hard to find, but swelling is obvious and should be treated as a possible snake bite.”  Read More...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

CVM pet care research can help human health

By Patti Drapala
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Researchers at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine investigate diseases and wellness strategies to improve pets’ lives, but many of their discoveries may ultimately advance human health care, too.

The college’s Small Animal Internal Medicine Research Program presents opportunities for veterinary staff to develop centers of excellence in specialty fields. It also prepares the next generation of clinicians, practitioners and researchers for careers on the frontiers of medicine and science. Advancements made in pet care are win-win situations for the veterinary profession and the public. Read more...

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Animal Planet Visits CVM and Cedar Hill

Animal Planet visited the CVM recently to film a segment for a series called "Must Love Cats" to be aired later on this year.  (Production team members: John Fulton – Must Love Cats host, Don Baret – Field Producer, Conor Olmsted – Production Assistant and Jeremy Burns - local audio.)
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Employee of the Month

Please join us in congratulating our new employee of the month for June.

Mr. Charlie Johnston - Animal Technician - CVM LARAC who has been chosen as CVM "Employee of the Month" for JUNE 2010.

Congratulations Charlie!!!!