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Cat Articles

Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

While all mammals are capable of being infected with rabies, it’s rare in very small mammals, like rats and squirrels. Raccoons, foxes, skunks and other wild animals are often the source of infection for livestock and other domestic animals. Dogs and cats often get it from fighting with wildlife, while horses, cattle and other livestock are likely to be bitten on the muzzle, udder or feet when encountering wildlife.

Best Gift for Pets

Best Gift for Pets

This holiday season, give your pet the best gift — a collar with identification tags and a microchip.

Cattle Articles

Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

While all mammals are capable of being infected with rabies, it’s rare in very small mammals, like rats and squirrels. Raccoons, foxes, skunks and other wild animals are often the source of infection for livestock and other domestic animals. Dogs and cats often get it from fighting with wildlife, while horses, cattle and other livestock are likely to be bitten on the muzzle, udder or feet when encountering wildlife.

Get the most out of higher cattle placement weights in feedlots

Get the most out of higher cattle placement weights in feedlots

It is all about adding value and risk management, though the producer still will need to determine the price needed to sell his or her fed cattle to break even on the transaction.

First feeding for the future: Colostrum

First feeding for the future: Colostrum

Every calf represents a large investment. The first few hours of a calf’s life can determine whether that newborn thrives into adulthood. Feeding for a calf’s future health begins with colostrum, which contains the building blocks for long-term productivity.

Dog Articles

Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

While all mammals are capable of being infected with rabies, it’s rare in very small mammals, like rats and squirrels. Raccoons, foxes, skunks and other wild animals are often the source of infection for livestock and other domestic animals. Dogs and cats often get it from fighting with wildlife, while horses, cattle and other livestock are likely to be bitten on the muzzle, udder or feet when encountering wildlife.

Best Gift for Pets

Best Gift for Pets

This holiday season, give your pet the best gift — a collar with identification tags and a microchip.

When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

Tens of thousands of pets undergo general anesthesia every year in the United States. It may be scary to think of your pet under anesthesia, but it’s generally very safe: Recent studies show only 0.17 percent of dogs and 0.24 percent of cats die as a consequence of anesthesia.

Exotics Articles

Summer Research Training Program: Expanding the Knowledge Base

Summer Research Training Program: Expanding the Knowledge Base

As part of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Summer Research Training Program, Debosree Pathak of Houston, Texas, and Erin Willis of Stillwater, Oklahoma, are researching zebra finches to expand the veterinary medical knowledge base on these small birds. Under the mentorship of Dr. Joao Brandao, assistant professor of zoological medicine at the college’s Veterinary Medical Hospital, these veterinary students are specifically studying the effective dose 50 using the zebra finch as an animal model.

OSU Vet Med and Payne County Audubon Society Release Owl

OSU Vet Med and Payne County Audubon Society Release Owl

The Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Payne County Audubon Society recently released a rehabilitated barred owl.

Tots and Turtles

Tots and Turtles

WATCH: Several youngsters were delighted to help Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences release seven tiny turtles at Sanborn Lake in Stillwater.

Horse Articles

Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

Rabies continues to be a threat to pets and livestock

While all mammals are capable of being infected with rabies, it’s rare in very small mammals, like rats and squirrels. Raccoons, foxes, skunks and other wild animals are often the source of infection for livestock and other domestic animals. Dogs and cats often get it from fighting with wildlife, while horses, cattle and other livestock are likely to be bitten on the muzzle, udder or feet when encountering wildlife.

When horses roar: Evaluating the equine upper respiratory tract

When horses roar: Evaluating the equine upper respiratory tract

Horses are exceptional athletes that perform in a wide variety of disciplines. Their muscles use a lot of energy, which is largely produced through a process called aerobic metabolism, using oxygen to convert carbohydrates and fats to ATP, the energy source used by muscle cells.

Keys to promoting sound growth in young horses

Keys to promoting sound growth in young horses

Familiarity with each specific horse is important to good management.

Sheep Articles

Time to deworm sheep and goats once again

Time to deworm sheep and goats once again

Internal parasites in sheep and goats can be especially serious threats to animal health and production, and the barber pole worm is the worst of the lot.

New lamb protection during wintertime explained

New lamb protection during wintertime explained

Hypothermia – a dangerously low body temperature – is a major cause of death in young lambs.

Oklahoma State webinar to focus on CFAP 2 eligibility for sheep and goat producers

Oklahoma State webinar to focus on CFAP 2 eligibility for sheep and goat producers

The Zoom webinar is free and will take place at 6 p.m. CDT. Pre-registration is required and can be done online.

Tick Articles

The Asian Longhorned Tick – In Oklahoma?

The Asian Longhorned Tick – In Oklahoma?

Originally from eastern Asia, the Asian longhorned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, has successfully established itself in Australia, New Zealand, several Pacific Region island nations and now the United States. A tick found on a sheep in New Jersey in 2017 was thought to be the first one in the United States; however, further analysis found the tick in samples from as early as 2010.

The OSU Tick Team

The OSU Tick Team

Have you ever found a tick on your pet or on yourself? These tiny creatures are growing in numbers in North America and Northern Europe. With the explosion in tick populations and increasing geographic distribution in the tick species, more people and more animals are at risk of acquiring a tick bite and becoming infected with a tick-borne disease. For your health and that of your pets, the work being done by OSU’s Tick Team is more important than ever before.

Sharing science through ticks

Sharing science through ticks

Thanks to a nearly $4 million grant from the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), researchers from several universities including Oklahoma State University will collaborate on a major research project to better understand tick-borne diseases, how they are acquired, where high-risk areas exist, and how to best subdue these diseases in the Great Plains, specifically in Oklahoma and Kansas.