Bud Gone, But Not Forgotten
To all of those who have walked through, studied at, or worked for ISU College of Veterinary Medicine, February 6, 2000 marked the death of a friend. Bud was one of Iowa's best known and most loved steers. He was a gentle giant in the large animal hospital, which has felt emptier to all who have wandered past the empty stall known as the "Bud Zone" since his death. Bud, a brown Swiss steer, came to ISU in 1980. He was one of ten calves bought for research on hormonal influences on the immune system. For three years, he participated in immunology experiments with Dr. James Roth, distinguished professor in veterinary microbiology and preventative medicine. Bud, then known only as No. 36, was involved in about ten research projects and was published six or seven times.