Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Bully: Mississippi State University's Mascot

By Donesha Aldridge, Web Content Manager/Producer

It's a good thing to be a Bully at Mississippi State University, and for 21 years head veterinary technician Lisa Pritchard has cared for State's beloved bullies or bulldog mascot.

Earning her a special title, Bully's mom....

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Monday, November 10, 2014

CVM professor chairs national research board

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- The Morris Animal Foundation has named Dr. Cyprianna Swiderski, associate professor in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, chair of its Large Animal Scientific Advisory Board. Swiderski, an equine internist who studies airway disease in horses, credits Morris Animal Foundation with the early support of her research that helped to give it credibility. The foundation is a nonprofit organization and is the largest private funding source for research to advance the health of companion animals, horses and wildlife. Read more....

All College Day 2014

All college day 2014 - Images by Tom Thompson
2014 All College Day awards - Images by Tom Thompson

Friday, November 7, 2014

MSU veterinarian helps develop head trauma app

Dr. Andy Shores hopes to help veterinarians make better patient recommendations with a smartphone application.
Shores, chief of neurosurgery and neurology at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, developed the Small Animal Coma Scale app to give veterinarians an easier way to assess the severity of a traumatic brain injury in dogs and cats while capturing statistical data.  read more...

What's Working: MSU & Jackson Zoo Partnership

JACKSON, Miss. - When it comes to education, few things are more helpful than hands on experience. That certainly holds true for veterinary medicine.
Mississippi State is expanding its partnership with the Jackson Zoo.
Most college students never come face to face with a Siberian Tiger or a Black Crested Aquatic Heron. Soon some Mississippi State University Students will be earning their stripes in exotic animal care and getting class credit for it. See more...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer

STARKVILLE — A research team at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer.

Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research.
Dr Camillo Bulla and Dr Kari Lunsford
“We have a lot to gain by looking at platelets and how they influence cancer and healing,” said Dr. Camillo Bulla. “A part of our research is looking at the platelet. The platelet is very small, but it gives us a large picture. We hope to be able to find a tumor much sooner by taking a series of blood samples to look at platelet contents.” read more...