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Dec 17 2012

Zoological Health Collections Featured at Crissey Zoological Nutrition Symposium

Attendees of the 7th Crissey Zoological Nutrition Symposium on December 7 & 8, 2012 were treated to a sneak preview of wonderful materials recently added to the NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center through the generous gift of papers from Dr. Mitchell Bush and Dr. David A. Jessup.

Selection of materials from the Zoological Health collections on display

Highlights on display the evening of December 7th:

From the David A. Jessup Papers
1. Report of Wildlife Treatment – Santa Barbara Channel Oil Spill, 1969 created by the Wildlife Management Branch.
“This report is the most complete summary of the first major oil spill (Santa Barbara) in the environmental decades”. (this is directly taken from sticky note written by Dr, Jessup)

2. Sea Otter Oil spill response Team Workbook, State of California, Department of Fish and Game, Wildlife Investigations Laboratory, Rancho Cordova, California.
“This workbook documents one of the first efforts to organize and teach veterinarians biologists and lay people about sea otter oil spill response. It was compiled in 1982-1983, six years before the Exxon Valdez disaster of 1989”. (also directly taken from a sticky note as above)

3. Diseases in Freeliving Wild Animals – a teaching outline for course VM 218, School of Veterinary Medicine, Murray E. Fowler, DVM, department of Medicine, University of California Davis, California. Dr. Jessup notes “Course notes from the first course on diseases of free living wildlife taught by Murray Fowler, ca. 1973-1975”.

From the Mitchell Bush Papers
1. Dr. Bush’s Vaccination Record Book 1980-1982.
2. Teaching visuals – Arabian Oryx anesthesia, pen and ink drawing, n.d.
3. Teaching visuals – Positioning and monitoring an anesthetized giraffe, n.d.
4. Teaching visuals – Anesthesia study in Malawi to move animals from a State Park rife with poachers to a safer area, n.d.
5. Veterinary Orthopedic Society 5th Annual Winter Conference, February 11-18, 1978 conference schedule
6. Letters of appreciation and thanks to Dr. Bush;
• University of Guelph, April 30th 1973 for presentation to the Toronto Academy group signed by T.J. Hulland, Chair of the Ontario Veterinary Association, Continuing Education Committee.
• Michigan State University for teaching at the Anesthesia Residency Program from David B. Brunson, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists.
• United State Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service for assistance with whooping crane mortality from James W. Carpenter, MS, DVM and F. Joshua Dein, MS, VMD, Endangered Species propagation and Laboratory Investigations.

Keynote speaker Eduardo V. Valdes, M.Sc., Ph.D., enjoyed discussing the materials on display with Eli Brown, Head, Special Collections Research Center.

Eduardo Valdes talking with Eli Brown

Samples of Dr. Valdes’ work on nutrition in many special species were available in the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine for those attendees who wished to read more details on his many studies.

Display of select publications co-authored by Dr. Valdes

Eli Brown and Molly Renda, Exhibits Program Librarian, collaborated with Kristine Alpi, Director of the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine, to curate an exhibit of animal nutrition research materials from the Special Collections Research Center to remain on display in the Veterinary Library through February 2013. Please visit the Library to enjoy a closer look at these materials.

Animal nutrition history display