Latest UPLB College of Veterinary Medicine Stories

2011-05-31 15:45:03

A popular "get well" card shows a raccoon saying to a snake, "You wouldn't get these stomach aches if you chewed your food properly."  Vets know, however, that indigestion in snakes and other reptiles often results not from swallowing food whole but from a parasitic infection.  The gastrointestinal disease cryptosporidiosis represents a particularly severe problem:  although it is rarely otherwise serious in mammals, reptiles seem especially prone to it and the condition is...

2011-01-27 07:00:00

UNION CITY, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis instruments for the medical, research and veterinary markets, announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance with Kansas State University, K-State Veterinary Diagnostic Lab, and the commercial arm of Kansas State University, the National Institute for Strategic Technology Acquisition and Commercialization (NISTAC). This alliance will...

2010-07-16 15:14:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem College - Kansas City introduces a Veterinary Technology program to its roster of career-focused and education programs. Job prospects for veterinary technicians are growing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 edition. In fact, employment of veterinary technicians is expected to grow 36 percent over the 2008-18 projection period, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. Pet...

2010-01-08 16:18:54

Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Georgia have developed an improved, more efficient method to test for the most serious of the parasitic worms in sheep, a problem that causes hundreds of millions of dollars in losses every year to the global sheep and wool industry. This technology is now available, and will allow a faster, easier and less expensive way to test for the presence and quantity of Haemonchus contortus, or "barber pole" worms, a species that is very...

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