Louisiana State University's Equine Health Studies Program recently received a Heroes for Horses Award from the United States Equestrian Foundation for efforts in assisting horses and horse owners through hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Faculty, staff, and students with the program helped rescue and care for horses that fell victim to the storms. Dr. Rustin Moore (OSU '89), director, accepted the award on behalf of the team.
Dr. Nicholas H. Booth has received the William E. Morgan Achievement Award from the Colorado State University Alumni Association.
Dr. Booth (MSU '47) retired as emeritus professor of physiology and pharmacology at the University of Georgia.
Previously, he was director of the Food and Drug Administration's Division of Veterinary Medical Research and dean of Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
He has been chairman of the AVMA Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents and the National Research Council Veterinary Drug Panel, and he served as a member of three AVMA panels on euthanasia. Dr. Booth was a contributing author and co-editor of the textbook "Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics."
Dr. James G. Fox (COL '68) received a College Honor Alumnus Award from the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Fox is a professor and director of comparative medicine at the Whitaker College of Health and Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has served as a Colorado State consultant for laboratory animal medicine. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Previously, Dr. Fox worked in the Laboratory Animal Branch of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.
Dr. Marion Hammarlund (KSU '53) has received a 2006 Alumni Recognition Award from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Hammarlund is a consultant in Riverside, Calif., for laboratory animal care and poultry production farms. He is also a volunteer with Heifer International and Winrock International.
Originally from Topeka, Kan., Dr. Hammarlund once owned a food animal clinic in Colorado and later owned a small animal practice in California. He has worked for Ralston Purina Co. in St. Louis, Arlington Veterinary Laboratories in Riverside, and the San Bernardino County Health Department in California.