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CSU Tails Matthew Peterson and James O'Connor practise their Hoof-trimming skills during a practical class

CSU Tails is the publication produced by the Charles Sturt Foundation which outlines the achievements of the CSU Veterinary Science program.

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Charles Sturt nets almost $1m for ground-breaking research projects

Helping war-torn countries get back on track, further professionalising teachers, demystifying how the beak and feather disease virus works and protecting pine plantations from climate change and exotic pests are four Charles Sturt University administered projects to benefit from prestigious national grants.

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Students forge rural industry links

Agribusinesses are showing their support for Charles Sturt University's decision to extend the Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from three to four years by participating in a student-led Careers Fair, designed to foster ties between employers and final year agricultural science students.

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A legacy for Australian agriculture

The legacy of the late farmer Mr Percy Allan to financially assist young Australians to complete their agricultural studies will continue through Charles Sturt University, the country's largest provider of agricultural education.

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Defending Australian pigs from swine flu

There are renewed warnings for Australian pig farmers to implement and maintain strict biosecurity measures in the wake of the spread of the new influenza A (H1N1) across the country.

We must prevent the virus from entering Australian pigs which are, and have always been, disease free, said Charles Sturt's Associate Professor in Veterinary Pathobiology, Shane Raidal.

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Helping vet science students in the field

Gaining vital practical work experience in their degrees has become easier for some veterinary science students at Charles Sturt University after they were named as the inaugural recipients of scholarships to assist them with essential part of their professional education.

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Support for CSU vet science program recognised (15/07/08)

There was special mention of Australian veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturer Jurox at the official opening of the Veterinary Clinical Centre at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga on Wednesday 9 July. Before more than 180 people at the opening, the Head of the Charles Sturt School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Professor Kym Abbott, presented Jurox Research and Development Head, Dr Ted Whittem, with a certificate for the company's early support of veterinary science activities at Charles Sturt.

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New CSU vet science building praised (15/07/08)

The new $9 million Veterinary Clinical Centre at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga has received a major design award shortly before its opening by the federal Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon. Bob Debus, in July.

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Leading the way in veterinary science (8/07/08)

Charles Sturt University has taken another step forward in its progress towards leadership and excellence in veterinary science with the commissioning of its new Veterinary Clinical Centre.

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A new veterinary surgical team at CSU (20/12/2007)

A commitment to train a new generation of veterinary scientists for practice and research has led a number of internationally experienced clinical veterinary specialists to Charles Sturt University.

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Institute announces major grant for CSU (20/12/2007)

A new senior academic position and a network for new veterinary graduates will benefit from a $600 000 financial commitment from the McCaughey Memorial Institute towards veterinary science programs at Charles Sturt University over the next five years.

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A generous breeding gift (17/12/2007)

A breeding, teaching and research program involving the Connemara Pony has been given a healthy start thanks to the generous donation to Charles Sturt University by Brisbane businessman, Bill Concannon. His three year old mare, Siobhan, has been delivered to the Charles Sturt Equine Centre on the Wagga Wagga Campus. A member of the Connemara Pony Breeders' Society of Australia, Mr Concannon recently visited Charles Sturt to inspect Siobhan who will be joined with a Connemara stallion in 2008. The compact size, good temperament and marketability of the Connemara Pony make the breed ideal for the needs of Charles Sturt's equine science and veterinary science students. In welcoming the new links between the University and the Society, equine science course coordinator, Mr Hunter Doughty, has praised the generosity of Mr Concannon and his support for the University. The Connemara Pony Breeders' Society is establishing a fund to support research and education through the Charles Sturt Foundation to aid in education of their members and to support equine student scholarships.

Leeton Veterinary Hospital recognised for contribution to CSU's veterinary science program (5/12/2007)

Dr Brian Munro, of Leeton Veterinary Hospital, has been recognised for his support of Charles Sturt University's Veterinary Science Program at a recent Charles Sturt Veterinary Science Foundation Cocktail dinner.

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Praise for veterinary science program (4/12/2007)

Charles Sturt University has been recognised for its efforts to address the shortage of veterinarians in rural and regional Australia, with praise from Dr Norm Blackman, former Senior Adviser in the Office of the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Dr Blackman hailed the innovative veterinary science program, which began in 2005, while speaking at a cocktail function hosted by the Charles Sturt Veterinary Science Foundation in Wagga Wagga for local veterinary practitioners and industry representatives.  Director of Veterinary Science at CSU, Professor Kym Abbott commended Dr Blackman's dedication to the industry. He also presented certificates of appreciation to Dr Brian Munro and Dr Doug Bryden for their contributions to the Charles Sturt Veterinary Science Foundation.

CSU launches fundraising campaign for Veterinary Clinical Training Centre (13/11/2007)

The Charles Sturt Veterinary Science Foundation has launched its first capital campaign to support the construction of an $8 million Clinical Training Centre, a purpose-built facility for the training of undergraduate veterinary science students at Charles Sturt University.

In just five weeks the Foundation has received donations of more than $9,000 from the community and industry.

CSU Vet students celebrate Half Way (8/10/2007)

Charles Sturt University veterinary science students celebrated the half way point in their six year degree last weekend as they celebrated with a 'Half Way Festival'.

First year veterinary science students celebrate at CSU (5/06/2007)

First year veterinary science students at Charles Sturt University welcomed the academic years ahead at the annual First Year Dinner which was held on the University's Wagga Wagga Campus in May.

Veterinary Science students recognised for excellence at CSU (28/05/2007)

Thirteen Charles Sturt University (CSU) Veterinary Science students have been rewarded for their effort and dedication to study through Charles Sturt Foundation Scholarships.

Cutting Edge Veterinary Clinical Training Centre for CSU (24/05/2007)

Construction has commenced on the cutting edge Veterinary Clinical Training Centre at Charles Sturt University 's (CSU) Wagga Wagga Campus after the Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Goulter joined the Director of Veterinary Science Professor Kym Abbott and the Head of the School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences Associate Professor John Kent to turn the first sod yesterday, the 23 rd of May 2007 .

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CSU Veterinary Science Student receives Premier's Award (10/05/2007)

First year Charles Sturt University (CSU) veterinary science student, Brittany Bowd, will receive a Premier's Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Award for her high level of academic achievement in Horse Studies at a ceremony to be held in May.

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Bedside Manners for CSU Veterinary Students (6/3/2007)

Charles Sturt University (CSU) veterinary students were given practical guidance on leadership, team-work, communication, emotional intelligence and conflict management on the 7th of March as part of a veterinary leadership experience (VLE) workshop on CSU Wagga Wagga Campus. CSU lecturer in dairy cattle practice Natasha Lees said, "The VLE is a chance for students to further develop their skills enabling them to successfully make the transition from the lecture hall to the workplace". Ms Lees believes the workshops will help CSU produce graduates that meet the needs of its regional, national and international communities. First year students in CSU's School of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences were addressed during the workshop by Professor Rick Debowes and psychologist Kathy Ruby, both from Washington State University, USA.