Monday, December 12, 2011

Good luck follows bad for tough pup

Natasha, a 6-pound Chinese Crested that looks as if she'd lose a fight with a cue ball, recently took on something heavier: a car.In the aftermath of that confrontation, the rare, toy dog has been stuck with various nicknames or descriptions from the humans who tended to her while her broken body healed...more

Sunday, December 4, 2011

MSU earns AQHA horse breeding honor

By Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University was one of 26 horse breeders from across the United States and Canada recently honored by the American Quarter Horse Association for 50 years of breeding to produce the best quarter horse traits.

This year, AQHA’s honorees included 14 cumulative breeders, such as MSU, which are those who have registered at least one foal for 50 years combined. Twelve other recipients were recognized with legacy awards, which are given to those who have registered at least one foal for 50 consecutive years. Pennsylvania State University, a legacy recipient, was the only other educational program recognized this year. more

MSU offers therapy for injured animals

By Keri Collins Lewis
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE – A whirlpool bath, oatmeal hair rinse, blow-dry and massage may sound like a day at the spa, but it is a physical rehabilitation session for Curly, a patient at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Animal Health Center operated by CVM is one of a handful of veterinary programs across the United States with the qualified staff and financial support to operate a rehabilitation clinic.  more