New directions in heart and brain regenerative research

September 18, 2019

Stem cells in leopard gecko brainGecko cardiac muscle cellsWhy are some tissues and organisms able to regenerate while others can­not? It is a fundamental question that drives discovery in the Vickaryous lab at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College. 

Using a species of lizard — the leopard gecko — as a model to explore naturally occurring tissue replacement, Biomedical Sciences professor Matt Vickaryous focuses on the biology of regeneration...

U of G Research Finds Many Backyard Flock Owners Not Following Proper Hygiene

September 5, 2019

Chickens in a backyardWhile many people now keep chickens or ducks in their backyards, there has been little research into how many of these birds are carrying dangerous pathogens or what flock owners are doing to prevent pathogens from spreading until now.

University of Guelph researchers are the first to uncover that many Ontario backyard birds are carrying dangerous pathogens, and a significant number of flock owners are not following proper hygiene practices.

“This is the first study to look at the health status of small flocks in Ontario,” said Prof. Leonardo Susta, who works in the Department of Pathobiology at...

Analyzing Antimicrobials - Creating a New network of knowledge

August 16, 2019

Graphic Illustration New research at the Ontario Veterinary College is tackling one of the biggest health challenges of the 20th century, the prudent and effective use of antimicrobials, and employing systematic reviews and network meta-analysis to search for answers to which treatment and management practices are most effective.

The study, conducted with support from The Pew Charita­ble Trusts, a non-profit research and public policy organization in the U.S., is focused on...

OVC appoints Executive Director, Strategy and Planning

August 12, 2019

Ilya Bogorad, Executive Director, Strategy and Planning at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College.Mr. Ilya Bogorad has been appointed to the position of Executive Director, Strategy and Planning at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). He joins OVC on August 12, 2019.

In the Executive Director role, Bogorad will work closely with all units of the OVC, including the four academic departments, the Office of the Dean, the Health Sciences Centre and ancillary units, to ensure strong decision support, optimal resource utilization, project management, and short- and long-term planning, ensuring sustainability and achieving...

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