March 18, 2019
Case Study: Bartonella and Sudden-Onset Adolescent Schizophrenia
In a new case study, researchers at North Carolina State University describe an adolescent human patient diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia who was found instead to have a Bartonella henselae infection. This study adds to the growing body of evidence that Bartonella infection can mimic a host of chronic illnesses, including mental illness, and could open up new avenues
March 12, 2019
A Passion for Poultry Health
She begins, as she usually does, with a smile and a laugh. “I need to show you something,” Rocio Crespo, NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s new professor of poultry health management, says from behind her desk. In one swift movement she turns her chair around, switches her computer off sleep mode and pulls up
March 4, 2019
News and Updates, February 2019
Extraordinary alum: The Class of 2018’s Cameron Boggs sets up shop in Sandhills horse country. https://goo.gl/4YAxdP Perry Jameson (DVM, ‘91) talks about how far veterinary medicine has come in 30 years. https://goo.gl/rzwYXV Federal veterinarians, including U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Megan Sission (DVM, ‘16), reflect on their career following the government shutdown. https://goo.gl/9bnvEh The Technician
February 28, 2019
Dobermans with Genetic Heart Disorder May Be Model for Human Treatments
Dilated cardiomyopathy is a fatal genetic heart disorder common in Doberman pinschers. The disease affects the heart muscle’s ability to contract, leading to congestive heart failure or sudden death in adult dogs. Humans with dilated cardiomyopathy have the same prognosis...
February 27, 2019
Schnabel Named NC State University Faculty Scholar
Lauren Schnabel, assistant professor of equine orthopedic surgery at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named an NC State University Faculty Scholar. Schnabel is one of 20 across the NC State campus chosen for this year’s honor, the university announced Wednesday. It recognizes early- and mid-career faculty for excellence in teaching, research,
February 25, 2019
February 2019 Research Roundup
A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine...
February 19, 2019
Spit Take: Using Salivary Science to Measure Student Stress
A group of 18 fourth-year CVM students on clinical training rounds participated in the study, providing saliva samples before and after assisting in surgery. Along with student-reported mood measures, researchers focused on the samples’ levels of cortisol and alpha-amylase, salivary biomarkers indicating stress.
February 13, 2019
CVM Service Dog Research Awarded $1.5 Million NIH Grant
The research project focuses on the emotional and cognitive development of working dog puppies during different growth stages to get a better understanding of how service dog traits develop.
February 13, 2019
Early Success Shown in Alternative Therapy for Equine Eye Disease
An innovative stem cell therapy first used at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine shows strong promise in treating a chronic equine eye disease. In a new proof-of-concept study, stem cells were injected under the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the front of the eye, of four horses not responding well to the usual treatment
February 5, 2019
New Computer Program Aims to Reduce DNA Contamination in Microbial Samples
A new, open-source software package created by researchers at NC State and Stanford could help reduce contamination in microbial samples.