ISU Alum Named Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year

 Dr. Michelle Jens Sprague, Audubon, Iowa, was honored with the 2010 Young Swine Veterinarian of the Year Award by the American Association of Swine Veterinarians. Dr. Sprague received the award on March 8 during the association’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. The award is given annually to an AASV member five or less years post-graduation who has demonstrated the ideals of exemplary service and proficiency early in his or her career.

ISU Veterinarian Turns Passion for Physics into Unique Teaching Tool for Dairy Production Medicine

AMES, Iowa – As a senior clinician at Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Pat Gorden teaches veterinary students what is abnormal and normal when it comes to cow health and production. That’s easy enough to demonstrate when he brings the students to the dairy barn to observe the cows.

ISU Veterinary Researcher Develops New Reporting Process for Livestock Studies

AMES, Iowa – Producers and veterinarians are often asked to provide science-based rationale for recommendations that they make in livestock production. Often they turn to research found in scientific papers and studies from which to base those recommendations. But if the studies aren’t written in a clear and transparent manner, veterinarians and producers can find it difficult to understand the implications and limitations of the studies.

Acupuncture: It's not just for people!

Yesterday KCCI-TV reporter Angie Hunt traveled to the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center to interview Dr. Nyomi Galow-Kersch who is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Angie watched while Talyn, an Iowa search-and-rescue dog, received an acupuncture treatment. Angie also talked to Talyn's owner Robin Habeger.

Read the story and see the television segment from KCCI

Research Workers Honor ISU Veterinarians


Several Iowa State University veterinarians were recently honored during the annual meeting of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) held in December in Chicago, Ill. Established in 1920, the CRWAD is the leading organization for the most current research advances in animal diseases. At its annual meetings, research scientists from around the world present and discuss the most recent advances on subjects of interest to the CRWAD and of importance to the global livestock and companion animal industries.


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