Dog Group Awards $1,500 for LSU Ultrasound Study

The study aims to document the appearance on ultrasound of different diseases of the pancreas.


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Glenn Stelly, Mark Evans and Chuck Dowling presented a check to the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine on behalf of the Hunter Retriever Club. Pictured are (top row from left to right) Dylan Shannon, third-year veterinary student; Dr. David Senior, associate dean for advancement and strategic initiatives; Mark Evans; (bottom row from left to right) Dr. L. Abbigail Granger, assistant professor of diagnostic imaging; Dr. Cassaundra Coulter, diagnostic imaging resident; Glenn Stelly; Chuck Dowling; and Dr. Lorrie Gaschen, professor of Diagnostic Imaging.

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The Hunting Retriever Club Foundation recently presented a check for $1,500 to Cassaundra Coulter, DVM, a diagnostic imaging resident at the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine (LSU SVM). The money will support Dr. Coulter’s research project, “Sonographic Pancreatic Variation and Histopathological Correlation in Normal Dogs.”

The study aims to document the appearance on ultrasound of different diseases of the pancreas, which will allow veterinarians to more efficiently diagnose pancreatic disease. In addition, this research represents the beginning of a larger project to create an encyclopedia of the ultrasound appearance of many normal and diseased organs in the dog.

The Hunting Retriever Club Foundation awards grants to “worthwhile animal health research projects” at various universities and colleges. This is the sixth grant that the LSU SVM has received for research from the foundation.

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