Alumnus Names Purdue Equine Sports Medicine Center with $3 Million Gift

Friday, April 15th, 2022 - The Equine Sports Medicine Center at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will bear the name of alumnus Donald J. McCrosky (PU DVM ’68) following action by the Purdue Board of Trustees at their meeting Friday, April 8. The board approved the naming in recognition of a $3 million gift from Dr. McCrosky that will provide research funds now and in the future to continue the center’s groundbreaking work.

Virtual CAWS Symposium Focuses on Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Friday, May 14th, 2021 - With a focus on understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced perceptions about the human-animal bond, the 2021 CAWS Virtual Symposium, set to begin next Wednesday, May 19, has attracted more than 80 registrants from eight countries including the U.S.

Neuroscience Seminar Highlights Technologies for Brain Injuries, Vaccine Developments

Friday, April 2nd, 2021 - The same technology that helps treat traumatic brain injuries in athletes and soldiers may one day help doctors determine the effectiveness of vaccines on patients. This technology is among the neuroscience innovations and research in the spotlight as the Purdue University Center for Paralysis Research and Plexon Neurotechnology Systems present the Seminar for Neurotrauma and Diseases. The seminar series, which runs through April, features speakers from Purdue, Harvard Medical School, and the medical industry.

Low-Dust Forages Essential for Asthmatic Horses

Thursday, December 17th, 2020 - Researchers recently revealed that feeding Thoroughbred racehorses in training and racing certain alternatives to dry hay resulted in 30% fewer respirable dust particles in horses’ breathing zones and decreased airway inflammation. Laurent L. Couëtil, DVM, PhD, professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine and director of Equine Research Programs and Equine Sports Medicine Center at Purdue...

The Road from Farm to Table

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 - Dr. Candace Croney, professor of animal behavior and well-being and director of the Center for Animal Welfare Science, Purdue University, and Dr. Jayson Lusk, distinguished professor and head of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, answer questions, provide background, and insight into how COVID-19 is impacting the food supply chain and animal welfare. Read...

Can You Feel the Love: The Biology of the Human-Animal Bond

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020 - We’ve all heard the saying “dog is a man’s best friend” but what does science say about our bond with animals? Studies show that our pets and service animals can increase connection between humans by improving mental, social and emotional functioning. In this episode, Kerri Rodriguez, a Ph.D. candidate at the Purdue University Center for...

Longtime PVM Staff Member Kris Kazmierczak Receives Nostalgic Farewell

Friday, January 24th, 2020 - After more than four decades of service to the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, Kris Kazmierczak, RVT, has retired as the veterinary research technical assistant for the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. PVM faculty and staff congratulated Kris at a farewell reception held in her honor January 16 in the Veterinary Medical Library.

Study Shows Equine Asthma Can Distinguish Winners from Losers on the Racetrack

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 - When just a few seconds makes the difference between first and last place, equine athletes need to bring their best game to the track. For those that don’t, the issue can often be traced to the lungs. “Unlike the heart or muscle, the lung in the horse athlete is a limiting factor,” said Dr. Laurent Couëtil, director of Purdue University’s Equine Sports Medicine Center and professor of large animal internal medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine.

World War II weapon used in new battle: Combating Parkinson’s disease

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 - WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A World War II chemical weapon antidote is shown to be effective combating a new enemy: Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s is characterized by the steady and progressive loss of brain cells. Those afflicted show early symptoms of trembling in their hands, arms, legs, jaw and face. It can progress to the point...

Dr. Croney Receives Substantial Grant to Study Dog Welfare in Commercial Breeding Kennels

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 - The Stanton Foundation has awarded a grant of $1.98 million to Dr. Candace Croney and her research team to study the welfare of dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels.  Dr. Croney serves as director of the Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Science (CAWS) and holds a joint appointment as professor of animal behavior and...

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