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Tag: College of Veterinary Medicine

May 24, 2010

Incidence of Tick-Borne Illness Fatal to Cats Increasing in N.C.

Veterinarians at North Carolina State University have seen a recent increase in cases of a tick-transmitted infectious disease that, without proper treatment, can be fatal to cats. The disease, Cytauxzoonosis (pronounced sight-O-zO-un-Osis), is related to malaria and is caused by the parasite Cytauxzoon felis, (C. felis) which is found in ticks carried by host bobcats.… 

May 6, 2010

Levine’s Team Regional Winners

Dr. Jay Levine, professor of epidemiology and public health, is on a winning regional team that’s in the running for the Association of Public Land-Grant  Universities’ national C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Award. 

May 5, 2010

Microbe Detective

Ever been bitten by a flea? An NC State researcher has discovered that bacteria transmitted by fleas can cause chronic infections in people and even pass from mother to child. 

May 5, 2010

Davidson Fills Role as Pharmacy Expert

Gigi Davidson, director of clinical pharmacy services for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, has been elected to the United States Pharmacopeia Council of Experts. 

May 4, 2010

NC State Experts Can Offer Insight into Gulf Oil Spill

The recent British Petroleum oil spill will have a major environmental impact on the U.S. Gulf Coast, and beyond. North Carolina State University experts can address issues pertaining to the spill, from how ocean currents may carry it beyond the Gulf, to how long and difficult the clean-up process may be, as well as effects… 

May 3, 2010

Disease Caused By Insect Bites Can Be Transmitted To Children At Birth, NC State Researcher Finds

A North Carolina State University researcher has discovered that bacteria transmitted by fleas–and potentially ticks–can be passed to human babies by the mother, causing chronic infections and raising the possibility of bacterially induced birth defects. Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, professor of internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences, is among the world’s leading experts on… 

Apr 13, 2010

Farin to Head IETS

Dr. Peter Farin, associate professor of ruminant health and production medicine and theriogenology, has been named president of the International Embryo Transfer Society. 

Mar 25, 2010

Veterinary Faculty Honored

Dr. Richard Mansmann and Dr. Martin Liebstein-Bellia were honored by professional organizations. 

Mar 19, 2010

Annual ‘Dog Day’ Charity Race is March 28

For use by the media as calendar-of-events items or for information What: North Carolina State University invites runners and dog owners to compete in the 15th Annual Dog Day Race charity event, which features a people-only 5K run and a two-mile walk for people with their dogs. Water will be provided for both human and… 

Mar 4, 2010

From Jellybean to Licorice Whip: Tracing Development of the GI Tract

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found the method by which the “gut tube” – the primitive structure in all vertebrate embryos that eventually becomes the entire gastrointestinal tract – changes from a short, solid cylinder into an elongated hollow structure that loops and coils. Their research paves the way toward greater understanding of… 

Jan 28, 2010

Homegrown Help For Haiti

For four years, NC State has had a hand in feeding 1,400 Haitian schoolchildren who live within six miles of the epicenter of the recent earthquake. Dr. Charlotte Farin, an animal science professor, works with the Christianville Foundation Farm in Gressier, which produces fish, eggs, goats and pigs to provide high-quality protein for school lunches. 

Jan 15, 2010

Following the Glow: NC State Researchers Use ‘Fluorescent Fish’ to Study Gene Function

Researchers at North Carolina State University are using fluorescent fish as a molecular “beacon” to study the early stages of animal development. The researchers focused their attention on a gene – known as Sp2 – that regulates the expression of other genes, and the fluorescent fish they created may also provide hints to the causes… 

Dec 14, 2009

NC State Receives $1.2 Million for Animal Health

Researchers at North Carolina State University have received grants totaling more than $1.2 million from the Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) to support research aimed at improving the health of dogs, cats, horses and wildlife. 

Dec 10, 2009

McGahan Named ARVO Fellow

Dr. Christine McGahan, professor of pharmacology and head of the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been approved for the honor of Gold Fellow in the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology fellows class of 2010. 

Dec 8, 2009

NC State Vets Lead Way in Disaster Response for Animals

Most people can picture the first responders who come to the rescue in the wake of a natural disaster. But who provides emergency help for the dogs, cats and horses that people love? And who takes care of the cows, poultry and hogs that form the backbone of animal agriculture? North Carolina State University’s College…