Thursday, May 26, 2011

Pets find toxins in many forms

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Pets are notorious for chewing things, so caregivers need to be aware of some of the common toxins that do not come with warning signs.
Dr. Patty Lathan is an assistant professor of small animal internal medicine at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Unfortunately, she may be the first person to tell pet owners about the toxic properties of common household products, plants and even foods.
“Pet owners rarely anticipate their animal chewing on a plant or getting into an Easter basket, but it may only take one time to cause irreversible damage,” she said. “Some people may think if it’s OK for humans, it’s OK for animals, but that is not true for chocolate, raisins, grapes and some over-the-counter medications.”  Read more....

Monday, May 9, 2011

Employee of the Month

Congratulations to CVM's May Employee of the Month,  Stacy Taylor, Animal Health Center Veterinary Technician

Friday, May 6, 2011

Evacuation plans should include pets

By Karen Templeton
MSU Ag Communications

MISSISSIPPI STATE – As heavy rainfall causes more flooding along the Mississippi River, residents in flood-prone areas may have to consider evacuation, and those with pets should have a plan of departure that includes their furry and feathered family members. Read more...

Monday, May 2, 2011

Animal needs and veterinary concerns affected by the recent tornadoes

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is working with the Mississippi Animal Response Team (MART) and members of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) to conduct assessments of animal needs and veterinary concerns in areas affected by the recent tornadoes. Local veterinarians are currently handling the workload in their respective areas. The link below contains MS Animal Disaster Relief Fund request and donations forms.

Basic Science Students Receive Computational Biology Certificate

CVM graduate students earn certificate in Computational Biology from the Bagley Engineering College.
In the photo ((left to right) Dilip Gautam - Computer Science, Vabhiv Joshi - Basic Sciences*, Roy Jacob - Poultry Science, David Peebles - Professor Poultry Science, Sarah A. Rajala - Dean of the Bagley College of Engineering, Kamalakar Chatla - Basic Sciences*, Lakshmi Pillai - Basic Sciences*, Hasan Tekedar - Basic Sciences*, Atilla Karsi - Assistant Research Professor Basic Sciences