STARKVILLE, Miss.— A graduate student in Mississippi State’s College
of Veterinary Medicine is competing March 4-5 in the Conference of
Southern Graduate Schools Three Minute Thesis Regional Finals in
Caitlin J. Wenzel, a master’s student studying veterinary medical
science, was named Grand Champion of MSU’s fourth annual Three Minute
Thesis Competition last November. Her research talk, “Magnesium Sulfate:
A Rescue for Horse & Human Asthmatics,” earned a $1,000 prize.
Originally from Marinette, Wisconsin, Wenzel also is an MSU animal and dairy sciences bachelor’s graduate.
Based on her research findings, Wenzel concluded that “magnesium
sulfate is effective as a monotherapy, and there is strong rationale for
its implementation into the emergency asthma therapies and treatments
for both horse and human asthmatics.” read more...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
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STARKVILLE, Miss.—A recently completed study by two researchers in Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine brings American animal shelter canine populations into sharper focus.
The study by CVM faculty members Kimberly Woodruff and David R. Smith uses survey and capture/re-capture methodology to estimate the number of dogs in U.S. animal shelters, adoption rates, transfer rates and euthanasia rates. The researchers found that commonly cited figures underestimate the quantity taken in by shelters every year and overestimate the number of dogs those shelters euthanize. Woodruff, who leads the College of Veterinary Medicine’s shelter medicine program, said the study’s goal was to put quality science behind shelter population estimates. read more...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017