Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 - Amid concerns about a new canine respiratory illness with symptoms mirroring those of known infectious diseases, veterinarians are investigating the potential emergence of a novel pathogen. Treatment varies per case, with vets taking precautions to prevent further spread. Dog owners should ensure their pets are vaccinated against respiratory diseases and seek immediate veterinary attention if symptoms like coughing or lethargy arise. It's advised to keep ill dogs isolated and away from other dogs and public areas.
Purdue Farm Animal Hospital Holds First Cattle Health Education Workshop
Friday, November 10th, 2023 - Cattle producers had the opportunity to hear from Purdue Veterinary Medicine bovine specialists and see the David and Bonnie Brunner Farm Animal Hospital first-hand during a special half-day Cattle Health Education Workshop hosted by the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. The event on Saturday, November 4, attracted more than 30 attendees from 15 different farms as well as the Indiana Beef Cattle Association. The workshop represented the first time the hospital has conducted such a session.
Priority 4 Paws and Area Animal Shelters Join with Zeigler Subaru to turn Showroom into Adoption Center for a Day
Friday, November 10th, 2023 - With shiny new Subarus as a backdrop, pets up for adoption captured the attention of visitors to Zeigler Subaru of Lafayette as the dealership collaborated with Purdue’s Priority 4 Paws program and two animal shelters to host an adoption event as part of Subaru’s 5th annual National Make A Dog’s Day.
Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog Achieves Tail-wagging Success to Benefit Priority 4 Paws Shelter Medicine Program
Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - If you happened to be on the Purdue University campus near the College of Veterinary Medicine on the morning of Saturday, September 23, you were certainly in for a treat. The 2023 Dr. Skip Jackson Dog Jog 5K was held at the conclusion of the Purdue Veterinary Conference that day and featured 111 human runners and close to 60 furry companions, including four adoptable dogs from a local animal shelter. Equally significant, the race raised some $3,000 to support Priority 4 Paws, the college’s shelter medicine program that provides high-quality medical and surgical care for shelter animals while educating the next generation of veterinarians.
Purdue Veterinary Professionals and Firefighters Train Jointly to Increase Preparedness for Equine Emergencies
Friday, November 3rd, 2023 - Picture a large animal trailer overturned or stuck in the mud, with animals trapped inside. Imagine that you are responsible to rescue them. That is a daunting proposition, but it is something that veterinary professionals and fire department rescue personnel have to be ready to deal with on any day and at a moment’s notice. Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) addresses large animal emergency situations by training people how to safely help and extract the animals. That is why a joint TLAER training exercise involving the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and Purdue University Fire Department was regarded as exceptional and invaluable by the 35 participants. The three-day program in August featured hands-on exercises that took place at the Veterinary Farm on South River Road, with additional classroom sessions and a horse-caught-in-a-manhole simulation at the Physical Facilities Service Building on Ahlers Drive.
Life-saving Blood Donations Support Pet Health: Treats Welcome (No Tricks)
Friday, October 27th, 2023 - Not all heroes wear capes. And then again some do. With a lightning bolt streaking down the back or an upturned collar draped across the chin, caped creatures at this time of year bring to mind bags of candy and crunchy leaves underfoot. Now that the spookiest of seasons is upon us, if your house is more trick than treat, the thought of blood may make the hairs on your neck stand on end. But for a pet in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital’s Blood Donor Program, a furry cape marks an unsung hero and blood is certainly no trick.
Indiana Farm Bureau Board Tours New Veterinary Hospitals That Reflect Their Advocacy
Friday, September 29th, 2023 - When efforts to encourage the Indiana Legislature to support plans for the new David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex were in full swing, the Indiana Farm Bureau came forward to advocate for the much needed new facilities on behalf of Indiana Agriculture. As a respected agriculture advocacy organization, the Farm Bureau’s strong endorsement was instrumental in the successful bid to gain $73 million in state funding for the structures. So, when the Farm Bureau’s Board of Directors came to campus for a board meeting on September 13, it was only natural for them to request a tour of the new veterinary hospitals and for the college to gladly oblige.
PVM Welcomes Post-DVM Students Beginning Residency Programs
Friday, August 4th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome our newest class of residents as they begin post-DVM graduate programs and residencies seeking advanced certification across a variety of clinical and pathology specialties. The residents started their specialty training in either the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, or the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences last month.
Popular Indiana Derby Spotlights Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital
Friday, July 28th, 2023 - Purdue’s Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital took center stage recently as the distinguished Winner’s Circle sponsor for the 29th running of the Indiana Derby at Horseshoe Indianapolis in Shelbyville. The event was held on Saturday, July 8 and featured over $1.1 million in purses that attracted a field of more than 200 horses. Commonly referred to as Indiana’s biggest horse-racing event of the year, Indiana Derby Day was created to build a premier racing event for the young Indiana Thoroughbred racing program. The races have exceeded all expectations, even achieving prestigious Graded Stakes status following the 2001 running of the event.
Advanced Clinical Programs Underway for Hospital Interns
Friday, July 14th, 2023 - The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome the Class of 2024 interns and our new Wasson Veterinary Pharmacy Resident as they begin yearlong advanced training programs in the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital and the Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital.