Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MSU team work, care gets dog back on his feet

By Karen Templeton
MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

MISSISSIPPI STATE -- When John and Paula Cormane took their dog to the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, they could only hope he would be able to walk back out the same doors they carried him through.
A month earlier, Dirty, a 13-year-old pit bull, had begun walking very unsteadily. Soon, he was falling over and unable to stand. His owners, residents of Alexandria, Louisiana, took him to their local veterinarian, who then referred them to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  read more...

Monday, July 21, 2014

KImberly Woodruff on WCBI talking about kitten population.

Allergies more than a nuisance for pets

By Susan Collins-Smith
MSU Ag Communications
JACKSON -- Sneezing, itchy skin and swollen, watery eyes are hallmarks of spring and summer for some humans. But allergies can affect pets, too.
Dr. Juli Gunter, board-certified veterinary dermatology specialist and assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, said sensitivities to fleas and environmental elements, such as grass, tree and weed pollens and house dust mites, are the most common allergies in dogs and cats. read more...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

JAVMA News-Mississippi State’s specialty center shares advanced equipment with human medical practice

​Let’s start with a geography lesson. Starkville is located in central Mississippi and had a population of 24,360 as of 2012. Mississippi State University, which is partially located in Starkville, had an enrollment of 20,161 in 2013. The closest city with more than 100,000 residents is Jackson, Mississippi, which is 125 miles southwest of Starkville.
Given those figures, it may not seem plausible that the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine could offer high-end diagnostic testing and treatment options for its neurology and oncology patients. And yet, this is what it has: a 64-slice CT scanner, a 3-T MRI scanner, a 4-D ultrasound machine, and a linear accelerator that is so precise its beam can target a tumor within 5 millimeters.  read more...