SVM News

Hunting Retriever Club Foundation supports veterinary medical research

Since 2010, the Hunting Retriever Club Foundation (HRCF) has awarded $1,500 annually to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM) to support many aspects of veterinary medical research. On July 11, Glenn Stelly, Chuck Dowling and Mark Evans presented a check for $1,500 to Cassaundra Coulter, DVM, diagnostic imaging resident, in support of her research project entitled, “Sonographic Pancreatic Variation and Histopathological Correlation in Normal Dogs.”

LSU receives $6 million grant renewal for study of infectious diseases

The LSU-Tulane Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)―Center for Experimental Infectious Disease Research (CEIDR) was established in 2004 and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) with approximately $22 million from 2004-2015. After a national competition, the CEIDR has been funded with an additional $6 million from 2014-2019 for a total of $28 million.

LSU Veterinary School hosts Partnering for Large Animal Health Education Series

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Partnering for Large Animal Health Education Series is a continuing education program for veterinarians that will take place on August 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature presentations on equine and farm animal health. The presentations will take place at the LSU SVM.

With temperatures soaring, be sure to protect your pets from the extreme heat

Now that summer is here, it’s good to remember that pets require special care to avoid heatstroke. Dogs cannot tell us when they feel hot, and it is our responsibility to ensure that our pets have sufficient shelter from the sun, an adequate supply of water to drink, and a way to cool off as the heat rises.

Events

Saturday, July 26, 2014

All Day AVMA Conference, July 26-29

Monday, July 28, 2014

All Day 2014 Louisiana Animal Control Association Meeting
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Alumni & Friends Reception at AVMA Convention

Thursday, July 31, 2014

All Day NIH/Merial Summer Scholars Symposium, July 31-August 3

Friday, August 1, 2014

All Day Louisiana Therapeutic Riding Association Annual Meeting

Saturday, August 2, 2014

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Partnering for Large Animal Health Education Series