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First Year Memories, Jennifer Shackett Jan 2008

First Year Memories, Jennifer Shackett

Iowa State University Veterinarian

This is a time in my life that will remain framed in my memory. I know it even as it unfolds in present tense, the sharp contrasts of my daily life etching their strange juxtaposition onto my mind in permanent ink. It all began in earnest on the first day of vet school. Just the day before, I had actually felt like an adult and even had the proof: an apartment, a car, a husband, a food processor. Now, as I left my home, backpack on my shoulders and lunchbox in hand, I half-expected my mother to appear with the ...


Savma Symposium Academic Competitions, Christian Taylor Jan 2001

Savma Symposium Academic Competitions, Christian Taylor

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Fifteen schools had students competing in six different academic competitions during the SAVMA Symposium. Events held on Friday, March 9, 2001 included anatomylhistology, microbiology/parasitology, equine aging, breed identification, and bovine palpation. Saturday morning's SAVMA Challenge, the symposium's final academic event, saw six schools compete for SAVMA's biggest team trophy.


A Day At The Racetrack, Brett Kirch Jan 2001

A Day At The Racetrack, Brett Kirch

Iowa State University Veterinarian

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Causerie, Bonnie E. Smith Jan 2001

Causerie, Bonnie E. Smith

Iowa State University Veterinarian

I think everyone is amazed at how fast this semester has gone by. Hosting SAVMA Symposium 2001 was a great honor and an excellent opportunity to showcase Iowa State and all it has to offer. On the other hand, as most of the VM3's and any of the students who were involved in the planning stages will tell you, it's an unbelievable amount of work. It requires a huge cooperative effort and strong leadership on many levels. Fortunately, the present student body was more than up to the task.


A Letter Of Acknowledgement, Todd Williams Jan 2001

A Letter Of Acknowledgement, Todd Williams

Iowa State University Veterinarian

It is hard to believe that March has already come and gone. I'm sure I speak on behalf of many of my fellow students when I say that the week of March 8th, 9th, and 10th seemed like one very long, but rewarding day. SAVMA Symposium 2001 was a huge success. But, it would not have been possible without the support of a large number of people. First of all I would like to thank the Office of the Dean. Dr. Richard Ross was very supportive of the idea of hosting the Symposium when I approached him in August ...


Chronic Lameness And Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy--Advanced Treatment Offered At Isu Vet Med, Sandy Anderson Jan 2001

Chronic Lameness And Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy--Advanced Treatment Offered At Isu Vet Med, Sandy Anderson

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Chronic equine lameness plagues many owners, trainers, and veterinarians in the field today. It is always exciting to learn that a new technique is available to help heal chronically lame patients, but it is even more exciting to say that a new technique with so much promise is being utilized right here at our own institution! I am talking about Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy or ESWT for acronym junkies. It is a noninvasive procedure used to treat certain forms of chronic equine lameness that have not been amenable to proper healing. First used on humans in the 1980s to treat kidney ...


A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine At Savma 2001, Jennifer Shackett Jan 2001

A Peek At Something Different: Complementary Medicine At Savma 2001, Jennifer Shackett

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Students interested in learning more about complementary modalities of treatment in veterinary medicine were provided with ample opportunity at SAVMA Symposium 2001. Lectures and wetlabs were presented that introduced audiences and participants to some basic techniques and theories in three rapidly emerging areas: chiropractic therapy, massage and rehabilitation therapy, and acupuncture. Dr. Pedro Rivera of the Healing Oasis Wellness Center provided instruction about chiropractic and massage therapy. He explained that the main purpose of these modalities is to optimize health and allow for quicker healing times from injury or surgery, and that they should not in any way replace conventional ...


Savma Symposium Evening Activities, Barbara Hippie Jan 2001

Savma Symposium Evening Activities, Barbara Hippie

Iowa State University Veterinarian

After long days of challenging wetlabs, stimulating lectures and grueling competitions, all of the guests at Symposium gathered on the floor of Hilton Coliseum for an evening of fun and relaxation. The first evening was a "Beach-Luau" theme hosted by Purina. Guests were encouraged to come dressed for the occasion and enjoy the "Hilton Beach" (complete with sun, sand, toys, lounge chair and a pool!) while dancing to the tropical sounds of our DJ, Al. The highlight of the evening had to have been the "Reverse Bikini Contest." Quite a few of the brave male veterinary students donned bikinis of ...


Looking For Leadership: The Search For A New Dean Continues, Bonnie Smith Jan 2001

Looking For Leadership: The Search For A New Dean Continues, Bonnie Smith

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On July 1, 2000, Dr. Richard Ross stepped down from his duties as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine to fill his new role as dean of the College of Agriculture here at Iowa State University. Since October 1, Dr. Norman Cheville, formerly head of the Department of Veterinary Pathology, has been serving as interim dean of the college. Meanwhile, the university began its search for the right person to lead the College of Veterinary Medicine into the 21st century.


Dr. John Kluge Retires, Suzanna Brown Jan 2001

Dr. John Kluge Retires, Suzanna Brown

Iowa State University Veterinarian

John Kluge, University Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Pathology, has retired from his position at the College of Veterinary Medicine. He will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by the faculty and students at Iowa State. Dr. Kluge received his B.S. (agriculture) and D.V.M. from the University of Missouri, his M.S. from Iowa State, and his Ph.D. in pathology from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


Veterinary Medical Alumni Association At Isu 2001 Budget Jan 2001

Veterinary Medical Alumni Association At Isu 2001 Budget

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The approved budget for the Veterinary Medical Alumni Association at Iowa State University, 2001.


A Disease Treatment Discovery, Arthur M. Orum Jan 2001

A Disease Treatment Discovery, Arthur M. Orum

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Before 1940 we had no drugs that would specifically kill the bacteria of any disease, and the home remedies did very little good in treating most diseases. By 1940 the first sulfa drug that became available was sulfanilamide, and in my senior year in The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University I used it in treating infectious diseases in horses. It was used successfully especially in large animals such as horses and cattle. By 1946 I became interested in working out a treatment for swine dysentery that was such a costly disease for swine farmers. About 1936 my ...


Iowa State University College Of Veterinary Medicine Class Of 2001 Jan 2001

Iowa State University College Of Veterinary Medicine Class Of 2001

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Photos of the graduating class of 2001 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.


A Whirlwind Of Activity, Michael Costello Jan 2001

A Whirlwind Of Activity, Michael Costello

Iowa State University Veterinarian

That Wednesday morning started way too early for the middle of spring break. But this was no ordinary spring break for Iowa State veterinary students. Delegates from all the vet schools would begin arriving at any moment marking the start of the SAVMA Symposium. Dozens of Iowa Staters were receiving last minute instructions along with hand-held radios to help keep everyone in touch, or at least to make them feel they had some control over what was to come. This was the last moment before the fun began, and the craziness didn't stop until late Sunday night.


What's Your Radiographic Diagnosis?, Elizabeth Riedesel Jan 2001

What's Your Radiographic Diagnosis?, Elizabeth Riedesel

Iowa State University Veterinarian

A four year old, Thoroughbred mare presents for lameness in the left front leg of several weeks duration. At physical examination, there is very mild swelling along the dorsum of the metacarpus. Deep palpation of this region is moderately painful. Lameness is not evident at the walk but is mild after trotting. Radiographs of the metacarpus were taken.


Spotlight On The Ivma, Jennifer Shackett Jan 2001

Spotlight On The Ivma, Jennifer Shackett

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Dr. Les Hemmingson (ISU '65) is keeping busy in the middle of his term as president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. He and the other officers recently held Legislative Day and were able to meet with governor Tom Vilsack as well as the State of Iowa Senate and House. Meetings were also held with several of the legislators on an individual basis.


Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland, To The World... Jan 2001

Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland, To The World...

Iowa State University Veterinarian

For one weekend in March, Ames became the vet student capital of the world as nearly 1400 vet students from every vet school in the country converged on the city. After more than a year of planning, fundraising, and organizing, the veterinary students of Iowa State University welcomed their colleagues from around the country for a weekend of education, competition, and of course, socialization.


Electrocution In Swine Production Units, Kelly F. Greiner, Bernie Curran Jan 2001

Electrocution In Swine Production Units, Kelly F. Greiner, Bernie Curran

Iowa State University Veterinarian

While on a preceptorship, the practitioner and I were called out to a finishing unit to investigate a possible electrocution of a dozen finisher swine. Electrocution of pigs is a relatively rare occurrence. When electrocution is suspected, it is important to look for diagnostic clues, not only during necropsy, but from the environment as well. We were called out to a six hundred head finisher. The practitioner was the third veterinarian to be called out to investigate the problem. The first two veterinarians were unsuccessful in reaching a definitive diagnosis. The animals in question were twelve crossbred finisher swine weighing ...


Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland To The World, Aaron Lehmkuhl, Todd Williams Jan 2000

Savma Symposium 2001: From The Heartland To The World, Aaron Lehmkuhl, Todd Williams

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium is coming to Iowa State University March 8, 9, and 10,2001. Students at the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine are excited about the opportunity to showcase our college, university, and the state of Iowa. SAVMA Symposium is an event held annually at one of the 27 Veterinary Colleges in the United States. This event is organized and run by students of the host college. SAVMA Symposium requires a large time and financial commitment from all involved. ISU students are busy preparing to make this the most exciting and educational Symposium ever.


Isu Student Teaches Children In Mongolia, Renee Funk Jan 2000

Isu Student Teaches Children In Mongolia, Renee Funk

Iowa State University Veterinarian

In Mongolia, they milk everything: yaks, cows, goats, and horses. Fermented mare's milk or airag is the national favorite drink. Amazingly, the mares are milked eight times per day to make this drink. The milk is only fermented for five days so the alcohol content is low. How is the taste, you ask? Let's just say it's an acquired one. I was fortunate to travel and work in this fascinating country, eleven times zones away, during the month of June 1999.


Acupuncture Class To Be Taught In Beijing, Kim Geraghty, Jennifer Franklin Jan 2000

Acupuncture Class To Be Taught In Beijing, Kim Geraghty, Jennifer Franklin

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On May 12, twenty-five ISU Veterinary Medicine students will embark on a study-abroad trip to China. The three-week trip will introduce the students to the principles of veterinary acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine techniques.


From The Heartland To The World, Todd E. Williams Jan 2000

From The Heartland To The World, Todd E. Williams

Iowa State University Veterinarian

The Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) Symposium will be held at Iowa State University March 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2001. SAVMA Symposium is an annual event that is rotated amongst the twenty-seven veterinary colleges in the United States. A school is awarded the honor to host Symposium based from bids submitted to the SAVMA House of Delegates two summers prior to the Symposium they wish to hold.


Ivsa Winter Symposium Held In England, Jennifer Schleining Jan 2000

Ivsa Winter Symposium Held In England, Jennifer Schleining

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On December 13, 1999, sixty students from almost twenty different countries converged upon Liverpool, England for the International Veterinary Students' Association Winter Symposium. The students, usually separated by thousands of miles of water or land, were brought together by one common interest: veterinary medicine. As the SAVMA International Exchange Officer, this was my chance to actually meet people face to face that before had only been familiar names on email messages.


Bud Gone, But Not Forgotten, Sarah Armstrong Jan 2000

Bud Gone, But Not Forgotten, Sarah Armstrong

Iowa State University Veterinarian

To all of those who have walked through, studied at, or worked for ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, February 6, 2000 marked the death of a friend. Bud was one of Iowa's best known and most loved steers. He was a gentle giant in the large animal hospital, which has felt emptier to all who have wandered past the empty stall known as the "Bud Zone" since his death. Bud, a brown Swiss steer, came to ISU in 1980. He was one of ten calves bought for research on hormonal influences on the immune system. For three years, he ...


Civo Introduces International Opportunities At Fair, Renee Funk Jan 2000

Civo Introduces International Opportunities At Fair, Renee Funk

Iowa State University Veterinarian

On January 28, 2000, the Committee for International Veterinary Opportunities (CIVO) sponsored the annual International Fair. CIVO is the Iowa State student chapter of the International Veterinary Student Association. It is a new club at the College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in the spring of 1998.


Dr. Margaret Wragg Sloss: The Past And Future Of Women In Veterinary Medicine, Suzanna Brown, O. H.V. Stalheim Jan 2000

Dr. Margaret Wragg Sloss: The Past And Future Of Women In Veterinary Medicine, Suzanna Brown, O. H.V. Stalheim

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Margaret Wragg Sloss always liked to begin her lectures with a joke-like this one. "The city boy came to visit his country cousin and found him in the barn milking a big cow and holding the pail between his legs. 'Come in,' he said. 'Would you like to learn how to milk a cow? I'll show you.' The city boy hesitated, then replied, 'Gee, thanks, but could I start with a calf?"


A Case Report: Pulmonary Infiltrates With Eosinophilia In A Canine, Lisa Denault Jan 2000

A Case Report: Pulmonary Infiltrates With Eosinophilia In A Canine, Lisa Denault

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Eosinophilic lung disease can be categorized as either pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia or eosinophilic pulmonary granulomatosis, two broad terms classifying inflammatory lung disease where eosinophils predominate. Differential diagnoses for eosinophilic lung disease are chronic allergic bronchitis, primary parasitic lung disease, bronchopneumonia (bacterial or mycotic), diffuse infiltrative neoplasm, mononuclear granulomatous disease like systemic lupus erythematosis, infectious diseases like rickettsia, atypical bacterial, protozoa, fungal, parasitic, or secondary bacterial infection due to foreign body.


Creating International Opportunities For Students Jan 2000

Creating International Opportunities For Students

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Interest in international experiences for College of Veterinary Medicine students has increased dramatically over the past few years. To help meet the demand for international experiences, two CVM faculty wrote a proposal for a project to help students seek out international experiences.


2000 Scavma Awards, Jennifer Shackett, Suzanna Brown Jan 2000

2000 Scavma Awards, Jennifer Shackett, Suzanna Brown

Iowa State University Veterinarian

SCAVMA Awards and their recipients for the year 2000, including "Basic Sciences Teaching Award", "Clinical Sciences Teaching Award", and "Outstanding Service Award".


College Of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Class Of 2000 Jan 2000

College Of Veterinary Medicine Iowa State University Class Of 2000

Iowa State University Veterinarian

Photos of the graduating class of 2000 of the College of Veterinary Medicine.