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  • 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.

  • 08/17/2010 Home Page ISU Researchers Discover Cause of Immune System Avoidance of Certain Pathogens
  • 08/13/2010 Home Page State Fair Veterinarian Oversees All Creatures Great and Small

    AMES, Iowa – The deep-fried Twinkies and corn dogs will have to wait. As the veterinarian for the Iowa State Fair, Dr. Bruce Leuschen won’t have much down time as he oversees the health care for approximately 15,000 animals during the 11 days of the fair plus several pre-fair days.

  • 08/12/2010 Home Page ATTENTION: ISU is closed on Thursday, Aug. 12

    ISU is closed Thursday, Aug. 12

  • 08/12/2010 Home Page ISU Veterinary Ophthamologist Featured in AKC Canine Health Foundation Podcast


    Dr. David Whitley, board-certified ophthamologist 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. Whitley discuss the Canine Eye Registration Foundation, what the exam entails, why participating in the CERF registry is important for breeders and owners, and what some of the most common eye diseases are in the dog.

  • 08/11/2010 Home Page ATTENTION: Road Closings Around Ames


     Due to flooding in the Ames, please be advised that several roads are closed. Please check the City of Ames website before traveling to the College of Veterinary Medicine. Below is a link to the City of Ames website.


  • 07/13/2010 Home Page Colic in the Horse: Free seminar helps horse owners learn more about a common and dangerous condition

    AMES, Iowa – Dr. Matthew Madron will give a free seminar on colic in the horse on Tuesday, August 3, at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The seminar, open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Alumni Room located in the main building.