COLUMBUS, OHIO - 4/27/05 - The immediate challenges for the new dean of The Ohio State University's (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will be to prepare for the college's 2006 accreditation review and upgrade its facilities to match the CVM's new four-story, $26-million Veterinary Medicine Academic Building.
MERIDIAN, IDAHO - 4/26/05 - MWI Veterinary Supply, a nationwide distributor of animal health products, is poised for its initial public offering after filing a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
DAVIS, CALIF. - 4/25/05 - In an effort to improve the relationship between owners and their older dogs, the University of California-Davis will conduct a study to monitor aspects of animals' lives that can improve cognitive impairment.
PIERRE, S.D. - 4/21/05 - Gov. Mike Rounds has signed legislation designating black-tailed prairie dogs a statewide pest based on the population's destruction of the state's grasslands, which are needed to sustain livestock.
NEW YORK - 04/19/05 - The nation's largest distributor of veterinary supplies will be called Butler Animal Health Supply LLC pending the early-summer approval of the merger between The Butler Co. and Burns Veterinary Supply.
DAVIS, CALIF. - 04/15/05 - Researchers have identified the mechanism that allows animals to recognize the amino-acid content in foods. Neurophysiologist Dorothy Gietzen and colleagues at the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine say the discovery has implications for the betterment of human health, particularly in epileptics, some of whom are influenced by amino-acid deficiencies.
Auburn University will receive $1.5 million over the next six years from the Maddie’s Fund foundation to create and support a comprehensive shelter medicine program. The foundation has awarded Auburn a first-year, $250,000 grant to establish the program and will give $250,000 each year for the next five years.