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K. Ann Jeglum V’77, Diplomate ACVIM, Oncology-Adjunct Associate Professor, The Wistar Institute, received the 2015 Veterinarian of the Year - AKC Canine Health Foundation Special Industry Award presented at the 61st Annual Purina Pro Plan Show Dogs of the Year Awards event.
Lewis, an eight-year-old Golden Retriever, qualified for the prestigious 2013 Master National hunt test in Kansas. As part of his final preparation, Lewis ran the first series of a master hunt test before the competition as a confidence builder. He nailed it.
Getting old is hard to do, especially if you are a homeless 10-year-old mutt with health problems.
As scientists probe the molecular underpinnings of why some people are prone to obesity and some to leanness, they are discovering that weight maintenance is more complicated than the old “calories in, calories out” adage.
The role of the equine microbiome in colic is the focus of new research at Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.
Researchers are analyzing microbiome data from horses undergoing surgery, comparing horses given antimicrobials to horses that were not given antimicrobials. Preliminary data shows antimicrobials have a significant effect on the equine microbiome.
The most critically ill horses at New Bolton Center are those with gastrointestinal conditions or contagious diseases. Our James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center, which opened five years ago, is designed specifically for these patients.
Most horses in the Mid-Atlantic region show evidence of exposure to Borrelia burgdorferi, the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The vast majority of those exposed horses do not develop clinical signs of disease. However, a small number of infected horses will develop disease of the nervous system, termed Lyme Neuroborreliosis.
She was the first dog Hans Stedman saw when he entered the Montgomery County SPCA. The six-month-old German Shepherd was surrounded by potential adopters. Realizing the puppy was in high demand, Stedman immediately filled out an adoption application and enjoyed some one-on-one playtime with Skye.
Just this one night, after checking each night for two weeks, the exhausted high school teacher did not make the quarter-mile walk to check on her pregnant mare. Of course, this was the night she foaled.
Several reddish-brown sows mingle with their pink companions at Penn Vet’s Swine Teaching and Research Center. The Tamworths are growing up and becoming part of the herd.