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Vet Med mathematician demonstrates effective new approach to prevention of sleeping sickness.

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“Asked about their immune system, most people might think of white blood cells, lymph glands or vaccines,” says Dr. Natalia Shulzhenko, assistant professor in the OSU College of Veterinary Medicne, Department of Biomedical Sciences. “They would be surprised that’s not where most of the action is. Our intestines contain more immune cells than the entire rest of our body. 

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Dr. Kathy Magnusson, a neuroscientist in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Biomedical Scineces, has been working on the problem of cognitive decline with age, and possible methods for preventing it.

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OSU Large Animal Hospital has resumed normal operations following a two-week closure due to an equine influenza outbreak.

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Dr. Susan Tornquist has been named interim dean of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She succeeds Dr. Cyril Clarke who will become Dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine effective Oct. 1.

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The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at OSU is temporarily not accepting new horses for anything but emergency services due to an outbreak of equine influenza virus at the hospital. The virus is a highly contagious respiratory disease in horses that typically is not fatal, but is a particular concern to foals and pregnant horses. Other than equines, the situation will not affect the care of any other small or large animals at the hospital.

 

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Natalie Schulzhenko, Assistant Professor in Biomedical Sciences at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, is on an international team of scientists that recently developed a tool for screening precancerous lesions so women can receive more effective treatment.

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The huge value of vaccinating more children and young adults for influenza is being seriously underestimated, says Jan Medlock, researcher with the Department of Biomedical Sciences in Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

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Researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine have found that feeding calves alfalfa that has been fertilized with selenium will improve immunity and increase weight.

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Diagnosticians at the OSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory have confirmed the first ever case of parvovirus in an Oregon wolf.

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