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  • Beef Cattle Ultrasound Scanning

    Description:

    A field technician certified by the ultrasound Guidelines Council is available to perform ultrasound scanning for beef cattle to evaluate carcass merit for breeding selection and market readiness. Breeders can scan yearling bulls and heifers for carcass traits and have this information included in National Cattle Evaluation ultrasound EPDs. 

  • Center for Feline Health and Wellbeing

    Location:

    Room D208 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Center for Feline Health and Wellbeing promotes feline health and wellbeing and nurtures the relationships between cats, their owners, and their care providers. Some areas of study include idiopathic cystitis, feline cancers, pulmonary fibrosis, feline viral infections, and feline genetics. The mission of this center is four-fold:

    • To discover the causes of the life-threatening conditions that affect cats;
    • To develop new treatment and preventive strategies for them;
    • To learn more about the behavioral considerations, nutrition, exercise, care routines, relationships  with household members, and other factors that contribute to a high-quality of life for cats; and
    • To educate veterinarians and cat owners about how to apply this new knowledge.
  • Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health Diagnostic Testing Services

    Location:

    DCPAH, 4125 Beaumont Rd, Lansing, MI, 48909.

    Description:

    The Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health brings together ten MSU labs that make up Michigan's only comprehensive animal health diagnostic center. The Center works in collaboration with the State of Michigan, public health officials, private practice veterinarians, livestock producers, and others in the farming community to protect humans and animals from disease and toxic substances. The new facility consolidates labs, offices, and classrooms into a single structure where over 1.5 million diagnostic tests are conducted each year on samples to determine the presence of such diseases as bovine tuberculosis, West Nile virus, and chronic wasting disease. The Center is also considered a front line of defense in detecting biological and chemical agents used in bioterrorism against U.S. animal agriculture.

  • McPhail Equine Performance Center

    Location:

    D202 Veterinary Medical Center, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The McPhail Chair was created for research in all aspects of the relationship between veterinary medicine and dressage performance, with special emphasis on prevention and treatment of lameness problems. The goal of the chair is to perform scientific investigations which directly benefit the sport of dressage. The Center holds links to the current research work being done at the McPhail Lab. These links include research projects such as joint movements and powers in normal gait; kinematic and kinetic evaluation of dressage gaits; rider effects; center of mass; and lameness evaluation.

  • MSU Training Center for Dairy Professionals

    Location:

    Green Meadow Farms, 6400 Hollister Rd, Elsie, MI, 48831.

    Description:

    The MSU Training Center for Dairy Professionals provides specialized training, facilities, and demonstration materials for veterinary students, veterinarians, and other professionals working in the dairy industry, as well as an infrastructure for clinical research in the health management of dairy cows. The Center, located at Green Meadow Farms in Elsie, Michigan, makes use of the Farm's large dairy herd, modern facilities, and progressive management techniques, as well as the College's faculty and facilities to provide a cutting-edge, mutidisciplinary approach to dairy management.

  • Pegasus Critical Care Center for Horses

    Location:

    MSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

    Description:

    The Matilda R. Wilson Pegasus Critical Care Center is a 9,000-square-foot facility that allows the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to house large-animal patients with infectious diseases in an isolated place, minimizing the risk of spreading disease to other animals and people while providing state-of-the-art critical care.  The center includes a number of special features, including ten individual isolation stalls, on-site laboratory capability, and a specialized ventilation system that helps prevent the spread of infectious diseases. There is also video equipment that allows clients to see their animals without entering the isolation stall.

  • Pet Loss Support Hotline

    Location:

    Veterinary Teaching Hospital, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Pet Loss Support Hotline was established in January of 1994, to provide a nonjudgmental outlet for people to express their feelings and concerns when they are faced with the loss of their cherished animal companion. The hotline is staffed by veterinary students who are trained in conjunction with a professional grief counselor. Working the hotline provides valuable experience for these future veterinarians. The hotline is also a local and national resource for educating the veterinary community about the significance of the human-animal bond.

    The Pet Loss Support Hotline is supported solely by private donations. It is the financial support of individuals, veterinary practices and associations, groups, private foundations and pet related industries that makes the Pet Loss Support Hotline possible.

    The hotline is active on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (eastern time) and Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Summer.

  • Veterinary Rehabilitation Service

    Location:

    Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Wilson Road, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Rehabilitation aids in the healing and mobility of pets and athletes through individualized treatment plans. The Dr. Elwood and Linda Collins Rehab Center team focuses on the whole patient while providing personalized care and consideration to any injury, illness or objective. The team of veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians understand pain management and condition maintenance through their wealth of experience and advanced training. They work with clients and their primary veterinarian to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will be explained thoroughly before any therapy is initiated. 

  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital

    Location:

    Southeast corner of Wilson Rd and Bogue St, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital accepts challenging cases from veterinary practitioners in Michigan, neighboring states, and Canada, and in general acts as a referral center. Housing the small and large animal hospitals, the Vet hospital is staffed with faculty specialists in different fields of medicine. Well known for having one of the largest caseloads in the nation, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has undergone extensive renovation to make it one of the most modern patient care facilities in the country. For more information, call (517) 353-9710 to reach the large animal hospital and (517) 353-5420 to reach the small animal hospital.

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