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  • 09/24/2010 Home Page Steering Students into Rural Veterinary Practice

    Hearing the initial predications about a shortage of food animal veterinarians six years ago, the veterinary students at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine decided they weren’t going to sit on the fence and watch it happen. At least, not without doing their part to recruit students interested in rural veterinary medicine. Their efforts are making a difference.

  • 09/16/2010 Home Page ISU Veterinarian Discusses Antibiotic Resistance Issue in Podcast Produced by the American Veterinary Medical Association
  • 09/08/2010 Home Page Dean Candidates to Interview on Campus
  • 09/03/2010 Home Page BigBelly Arrives at Vet Med

  • 08/30/2010 Home Page Four Scientists Highlight the Fall Ramsey Series Lectures

    AMES, Iowa -- Four highly respected scientists will be participating in the Ramsey Lecture Series at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine this fall, including  international experts in viral ecology, Mycobacterial virulence, sustainable agricultural development, and motor neuron trafficking.

  • 08/27/2010 Home Page ISU Veterinary Surgeon discusses Canine Cruciate Ligament Rupture and Hip Dysplasia in AKC Podcast

    Dr. Karl Kraus, board-certified veterinary surgeon at Iowa State University's Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center, is featured in this week's Genome Barks podcast produced by the American Kennel Club's Canine Health Foundation. In the podcast, the AKC and Dr. Kraus discuss canine cruciate ligament rupture and hip dysplasia -- symptoms, treatments and prevention.

  • 08/26/2010 Home Page Ackermann Honored as the 2010 Recipient of Pfizer Animal Health Research Award

    AMES, Iowa – Dr. Mark Ackermann, professor of veterinary pathology at Iowa State University, was selected as this year’s recipient of the Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence. The award, given annually, recognizes outstanding research effort and productivity.

    Dr. Ackermann’s research in animal diseases is represented by more than 115 publications and eight book chapters. His research and expertise in ovine and bovine respiratory diseases has attained national recognition.

  • 08/24/2010 Home Page Carver Trust Awards Grants to Iowa State University Researchers
  • 08/20/2010 Home Page Dr. Fred Sick Receives 2010 Switzer Award in Veterinary Medicine


    Dr. Fred Sick was recognized with the William P. Switzer Award in Veterinary Medicine on Aug. 13 at the college’s annual Research Day luncheon. The award, given annually, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to society through their achievements, or have made major contributions to the enhancement of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The award was presented by Dr. Eldon Uhlenhopp, associate dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Outreach and Operations.

  • 08/18/2010 Home Page ISU and IPPA Announce Proposed Iowa County Swine Disease Control Project


    Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Iowa Pork Producers Association are taking steps to address a reproductive and respiratory disease that has circulated in swine herds for the past 25 years.

    ISU and IPPA have proposed a Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) control project in Iowa County. PRRS has been called the most economically important disease in pigs today, costing pork producers approximately $5 to $7 per pig marketed.