In the United States, September 15 kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic culture and the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to the world and to the United States—and in the case of the MSU College of Veterinary medicine, a celebration of contributions to the veterinary medicine community.
In 2006, Gary and Chris Johnson met Oscar and Gracie, two miniature Dachshunds who lived next door to their Dayton, Ohio home. It wasn’t long before Gary and Chris formed a special bond with Oscar and Gracie.
Many bacteria that cause disease in animals can also infect humans through regular, casual contact and others can infect humans through the food supply. State veterinary diagnostic laboratories, like the MSU VDL, routinely test samples collected from clinically ill animals.
Phoenix, a three-year-old female Paint Horse, presented to Michigan State University’s Equine Emergency Service for evaluation and repair of an extensive laceration. The laceration occurred earlier that same day. After being evaluated by her primary care veterinarian, Phoenix was referred to MSU.
Lola, an 8-year-old pit bull terrier, presented to the Michigan State University Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Service (ECCM) on Friday, April 17, 2020 for tri-cavitary effusion, or fluid within the abdominal, chest, and pericardial cavities.