Iowa State University Veterinarian: Volume 41, Issue 1
A note from President W. Robert Parks congratulating the College of Veterinary Medicine on its centennial anniversary.
The Iowa Certificate feeder pig program is a cooperative venture established in 1978 by the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association and the Iowa Pork Producers Association. The purposes are to 1) establish a set of health guidelines for feeder pigs; 2) identify feeder pig producers meeting or exceeding the guidelines; 3) encourage increased veterinary participation in the development and maintenance of herd health programs; and 4) supply feeder pig finishers with healthy quality pigs and information about he herd of origin, vaccination history, and products used prior to sale.
The collection of books and journals in the new Veterinary Medical Library is growing rapidly and use of materials has increased significantly since the move to the new College of Veterinary Medicine complex in the fall of 1976. The Library is proving both functional and aesthetically pleasing, and patron use has risen over 50%. The area encompassed is large enough to provide an exemplary collection, yet compact enough to allow one person to comfortably manage it, when necessary.
A 9-month-old male German Shepherd dog was examined for decreased exercise tolerance, enlargement of the abdomen, and groaning when forced to move. The signs developed over a 3 week period. Ausculation of the thorax revealed muffled heart sounds. The EKG recordings had markedly decreased amplitude, with intermittent premature ventricular contractions.
This article contains news pertaining to the students and faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine.