News Archive

03/15/2010
Pooch pacemakers? Canine cardiology gets a boost at OSU. (OSU News & Research Communication)

During the past five years, OSU has developed a growing reputation for its cardiology program, which college leaders say is now in the “upper echelon” of programs nationally.

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"Their efforts, in and out of the laboratory, have greatly contributed to the sport's credibility, integrity and the quality of care given to canine athletes."

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01/20/2010
OSU installs horse treadmill (Oregonian)

OSU officials say this is the only treadmill of its kind in Oregon and its mission will be to diagnose and rehabilitate performance animals, to conduct research, and to provide a training ground for students in the state’s only veterinary college.

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OSU buys $170K treadmill for horses (KVAL-TV)
Treadmill Helps Horse Diagnosis (KEZI-TV)
High-Speed Treadmill Gives Osu Improved Ability To Treat Horses (OSU News & Research Communications)

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These researchers say they hope their refined method for testing for the barber pole worm in animals can help farmers. They expect the new method of testing to save the sheep and wool industry a significant amount of money

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s effort to rehabilitate two stranded sea turtles continues, with improvement in both turtles, found on different beaches last November. An Olive Ridley sea turtle was found stranded on Agate Beach in Newport and a Green sea turtle was discovered on the southern Washington coast.

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For the third year in a row, a group of OSU VetMed students, led by four veterinarians and one technician, went to the Nicaraguan island of Ometepe.

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12/29/2009
Researchers use novel approach to show chlorophyll's effect (OSU News & Research Communication)

A new study has found that chlorophyll and its derivative chlorophyllin are effective in limiting the absorption of aflatoxin in humans. Aflatoxin is produced by a fungus that is a contaminant of grains including corn, peanuts and soybeans; it is known to cause liver cancer – and can work in concert with other health concerns, such as hepatitis.

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11/23/2009
Can my pet get the swine flu? (The Bend Bulletin)

DeBess said a sample of the ferret’s nasal secretions was sent to the Oregon State University’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which confirmed a diagnosis of H1N1.

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A Lebanon cat has died in what is believed to be the first confirmed H1N1 feline fatality in the U.S., according to the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association.

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"Dog Daze and Cat Naps," published last month by Borgo Press, is a fictional account of a young man undergoing four years of study, dealing with the serious and mundane aspects of that journey as well as the mishaps, and finding the humorous side.

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