Friday, September 26, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
By Bonnie Coblentz
MSU Ag Communications
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- A yearling quarter horse that was treated less than a year ago at Mississippi State University went on to become a world champion in August.
Veterinarians at MSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine treated 20-month-old Touch My Imagination, or Ty, for a severe respiratory problem. He was named the world champion yearling quarter horse stallion Aug. 26 at the Bayer Select World Show in Amarillo, Texas. His owner is Connie Lee of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Barton, Miss.
“He’s a world champion now, ...
Thursday, September 18, 2008
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Pet owners who discover their small animals have cancer have more hope than they would have had just a decade ago.
Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been part of a nationwide explosion in the study of oncology in dogs and cats. Veterinarians, who in years past could provide only a shoulder to cry on, now have many treatment options to offer pet owners.
“Treating cancer requires a holistic approach: to do it right, you need lots of facilities and lots of people,” said Dr. Andrew Mackin, CVM Ward Chair in Small Animal Medicine.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Dr. Mark Russak
We all know what it takes to be a responsible pet owner, right? Food, water, shelter and plenty of love would head most peoples' lists. But wait, there's more: Vaccinations and preventive care, identity tags and microchips, treatment for chronic conditions, behavior training, exercise, grooming and on and on.
Taking good care of your pet is a lot like taking good care of yourself. To maintain good health and a high quality of life, you need to know the smart moves and commit to doing them every day. Responsible Dog Ownership Month, celebrated throughout September, is an opportunity to celebrate your pet and check your care routines against your veterinarian's recommendations.