In 1918, Daylight Saving Time was observed for the first time in the United States, Babe Ruth still played for the Boston Red Sox, and Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies, ending World War I. Dr. Paul Wise was born that same year, on Sept. 5 to be exact. Dr. Wise enrolled in Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, graduating in 1950. At age 100, he continues to practice veterinary medicine.
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“I think all the communities in rural Colorado are going to benefit from this,” said Dr. Julia Herman, a veterinarian and clinical instructor at CSU.
Dr. Lori Kogan, of Colorado State University, said the US study suggested 50% of pet owners had their pet as their feature photo on their devices. She said this behaviour offered insights into the close bonds between people and cats and dogs.
Ocala, Florida-based equine veterinarian Richard “Chip” Estes, DVM, a 1974 graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, was recognized with the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) 2018 Distinguished Educator – Mentor Award for the continuous support he has shown his colleagues throughout his career and into his retirement.
“Get a breed that works well in small areas,” Lori Kogan said. “Sometimes that doesn’t mean small breeds. Some of the smaller breeds are extremely active, and some of the larger breeds are actually couch potatoes. (For example), greyhounds are great in small settings because they really love to sleep on the couch all day long.”
Luke Bass, DVM, MS, DABVP, assistant professor and head of the Equine Field Service at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has joined the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ board of directors. His three-year term expires in 2021.
Make sure you always have “at least three days of food, water, and medications on hand for your pet,” Ragan Adams, a veterinary extension specialist at Colorado State University, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “This will be essential if you are cut off from suppliers or can be placed in the ‘ready go bag’ if you must evacuate.”
By Miranda Sadar, DVM, DACZM, and Rachel Baden, DVM: It can be challenging to know what type of medication to use and at what dose—whether it be in the clinic or at home for longer-term care—and there is a lot of information available that isn’t the easiest to interpret. This article reviews some common types and dosages of pain medications used to provide analgesia to birds, reptiles, and exotic companion mammals.
While some pet owners swear by CBD, keep in mind that researchers are just starting to learn how to use it for pets and at which dosages, says Stephanie McGrath, D.V.M., a veterinarian and assistant professor of neurology at Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
New Zealand-born equine orthopaedic surgeon and researcher Dr. Wayne McIlwraith received the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Research Award for his life-long contributions to equine research, specifically relating to orthopaedics, joint disease and biologic therapies.