Cycle of Success: R. B. Moody’s Great Granddaughter

Cycle of Success is the idea that libraries, faculty, and students are linked; for one to truly succeed, we must all succeed. The path to success is formed by the connections between University of Missouri Libraries and faculty members, between faculty members and students, and between students and the libraries that serve them. More than just success, this is also a connection of mutual respect, support, and commitment to forward-thinking research.

Although the Cycle of Success typically focuses on the relationships among the Libraries, faculty, and students, the Libraries also contribute to the success of all the communities Mizzou serves. The Libraries are an integral part of Mizzou’s land-grant mission “to provide all Missourians the benefits of a world-class research university.”


Finding Family History on a Visit to the Vet

In June 2017, Kellie Green stopped into the Zalk Veterinary Medical Library after having been at the Veterinary Health Center with her mom and her mom’s dog Stella. Kellie wondered if the library could help her find out any information about her great grandfather, R.B. Moody. She knew that he had been on the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) faculty, but wasn’t sure exactly when. She also knew that he graduated from Kansas State in 1943.

With that information, Kate Anderson, Head of Zalk Library, and Sue Giger, Library Information Assistant, went to work. One of the best sources of CVM history is the digitized collection of Veterinary Medical Review, the College’s newsletter published from 1967 to 2007. Because this MOspace collection is full-text searchable, they could quickly pinpoint articles of interest and send them to Kellie.

They found that R.B. Moody served on the Mizzou faculty from 1948-1951 and went on to work for the USDA’s Missouri office. As an added bonus, they found that Kansas State had digitized its collection of graduation composites!



Kellie was thrilled to find out these bits of information that help fill in some gaps in their family’s knowledge:

Oh my goodness!!!! I am overwhelmed with gratitude!! I cannot thank you both enough for taking time out of your day to research this for our family!!! My grandma will be overjoyed. He is greatly missed. It is so nice to see his handsome face on that graduation photo 🙂

I can’t wait to relay the info to my mom and grandma!! Thank you both so very much, that was so kind of you!!! We are so appreciative!

For Kate and Sue, the question was a fun reminder that they never know what they’ll be asked. As Sue commented, “Throw any question at us. We’re on it.”


Thank you, Kellie, for letting us highlight this story about your family!
And thank you to the MOspace team for digitizing CVM history and bringing it to life!

Recent CVM Publications (September update)

1 September 2017

Below are College of Veterinary Medicinepublications added to the Scopus database in the last 30 days.

A note on the links: the doi link will take you directly to the publisher’s web page. The PMID link will take you into PubMed; the PMCID link into PubMed Central. Full-text availability will depend on your institution’s subscriptions.

PubMed Collection of MU CVM Publications 2017

Congratulations to all the recently published authors!

Journal Articles

Lee JR, Muckerman JE, Wright AM, Davis DJ, Childs TE, Gillespie CE, Vieira-Potter VJ, Booth FW, Ericsson AC, Will MJ. Sex determines effect of physical activity on diet preference: Association of striatal opioids and gut microbiota composition. Behavioural Brain Research. 2017;334:16-25. Epub 2017/07/27. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2017.07.018. PubMed PMID: 28743600.

Rosenfeld CS. Neuroendocrine disruption in animal models due to exposure to bisphenol A analogues. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. 2017. Epub 2017/08/13. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2017.08.001. PubMed PMID: 28801100.

Olver TD, McDonald MW, Klakotskaia D, Richardson RA, Jasperse JL, Melling CWJ, Schachtman TR, Yang HT, Emter CA, Laughlin MH. A chronic physical activity treatment in obese rats normalizes the contributions of ET-1 and NO to insulin-mediated posterior cerebral artery vasodilation. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2017;122(4):1040-50. Epub 2017/02/12. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00811.2016. PubMed PMID: 28183819; PMCID: PMC5407197 [Available 2018-04-01].

Johnson RA, Johnson PJ, Megarani DV, Patel SD, Yaglom HD, Osterlind S, Grindler K, Vogelweid CM, Parker TM, Pascua CK, Crowder SM. Horses Working in Therapeutic Riding Programs: Cortisol, Adrenocorticotropic Hormone, Glucose, and Behavior Stress Indicators. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. 2017;57:77-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jevs.2017.05.006.

Matott MP, Kline DD, Hasser EM. Glial EAAT2 regulation of extracellular nTS glutamate critically controls neuronal activity and cardiorespiratory reflexes. Journal of Physiology. 2017;595(17):6045-63. Epub 2017/07/06. doi: 10.1113/JP274620. PubMed PMID: 28677303.

Zhang T, Li Y, Li H, Ma XS, Ouyang YC, Hou Y, Schatten H, Sun QY. RNA-associated protein LSM family member 14 controls oocyte meiotic maturation through regulating mRNA pools. Journal of Reproduction and Development. 2017;63(4):383-8. doi: 10.1262/jrd.2017-018. PubMed PMID: 28458300.

Mutz ML, Boudreaux BB, Royal A, Merchant S, Pucheu-Haston C, Griffith EH, Gieger TL. Cytologic comparison of the percentage of mast cells in lymph node aspirate samples from clinically normal dogs versus dogs with allergic dermatologic disease and dogs with cutaneous mast cell tumors. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 2017;251(4):421-8. doi: 10.2460/javma.251.4.421. PubMed PMID: 28763275.

Tsuruta K, Backus RC, Declue AE, Fritsche KL, Mann FA. Effects of parenteral fish oil on plasma nonesterified fatty acids and systemic inflammatory mediators in dogs following ovariohysterectomy. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. 2017. doi: 10.1111/vec.12635. PubMed PMID: 28767202.

Kolicheski A, Johnson GS, Villani NA, O’Brien DP, Mhlanga-Mutangadura T, Wenger DA, Mikoloski K, Eagleson JS, Taylor JF, Schnabel RD, Katz ML. GM2 Gangliosidosis in Shiba Inu Dogs with an In-Frame Deletion in HEXB. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2017. Epub 2017/08/24. doi: 10.1111/jvim.14794. PubMed PMID: 28833537. Open Access article

Booth FW, Roberts CK, Thyfault JP, Ruegsegger GN, Toedebusch RG. Role of inactivity in chronic diseases: Evolutionary insight and pathophysiological mechanisms. Physiological Reviews. 2017;97(4):1351-402. doi: 10.1152/physrev.00019.2016. PubMed PMID: 28814614.

Ellegaard M, Agca C, Petersen S, Agrawal A, Kruse LS, Wang N, Gartland A, Jensen JEB, Jørgensen NR, Agca Y. Bone turnover is altered in transgenic rats overexpressing the P2Y2 purinergic receptor. Purinergic Signalling. 2017:1-13. Epub 2017/08/23. doi: 10.1007/s11302-017-9582-3. PubMed PMID: 28828576.

Nichols NL, Craig TA, Tanner MA. Phrenic long-term facilitation following intrapleural CTB-SAP-induced respiratory motor neuron death. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2017. Epub 2017/08/22. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2017.08.003. PubMed PMID: 28822818.

Cross TWL, Zidon TM, Welly RJ, Park YM, Britton SL, Koch LG, Rottinghaus GE, De Godoy MRC, Padilla J, Swanson KS, Vieira-Potter VJ. Soy improves cardiometabolic health and cecal microbiota in female low-fit rats. Scientific Reports. 2017;7(1):9261. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-08965-0. PubMed PMID: 28835674.

Thomas JM, Locke JWC, Bishop BE, Abel JM, Ellersieck MR, Poock SE, Smith MF, Patterson DJ. The 9-d CIDR-PG protocol II: Characterization of endocrine parameters, ovarian dynamics, and pregnancy rates to fixed-time AI following use of long-term CIDR-based estrus synchronization among mature beef cows. Theriogenology. 2017;103:185-90. doi: 10.1016/j.theriogenology.2017.07.046. PubMed PMID: 28802241.

Maitz CA, Khan AA, Kueffer PJ, Brockman JD, Dixson J, Jalisatgi SS, Nigg DW, Everett TA, Hawthorne MF. Validation and Comparison of the Therapeutic Efficacy of Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Mediated By Boron-Rich Liposomes in Multiple Murine Tumor Models. Translational Oncology. 2017;10(4):686-92. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2017.05.003. PubMed PMID: 28683435; PMCID: PMC5498409. Open Access article

Skinner OT, Boston SE, Souza CHDM. Patterns of lymph node metastasis identified following bilateral mandibular and medial retropharyngeal lymphadenectomy in 31 dogs with malignancies of the head. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology. 2017;15(3):881-9. doi: 10.1111/vco.12229. PubMed PMID: 27196324.

Nagy DW. Diagnostic Approach to Forestomach Diseases. Veterinary Clinics of North America – Food Animal Practice. 2017. doi: 10.1016/j.cvfa.2017.06.002. PubMed PMID: 28823878.


The Zalk Veterinary Medical Library is always happy to highlight CVM Faculty Research!
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Welcome & Welcome Back!

Welcome, CVM Class of 2021! And Welcome Back, Everyone!

Check out the Zalk Library guide for VM-1s and 2s:

Here, you'll find the basics of how the library operates and information on the resources we have available for you.

Most importantly, we are here to help you succeed in vet school. Don't hesitate to ask us a question.

Team Zalk
Kate Anderson: Librarian IV & Head. Ask Kate about searching the literature.
Laura Buck: Library Specialist, Sr. Ask Laura about circulation and reserves.
Sue Giger: Library Information Assistant. Ask Sue about InterLibrary Loan and Document Delivery.

Actually, ask any of us anything!

Friendly Reminders to Start Off the New Year:

  • The library is often the only quiet space in the building. Respect your classmate's need for a quiet study area…don't make us shush you.
  • Drinks in covered containers allowed. "Snack" foods allowed (think things that come out of a vending machine). "Meals"/messy/smelly/noisy food not allowed — really, eat your lunch in the Zou.
  • Keep it clean. If you do spill something, please let us know right away.
  • Don't leave your stuff unattended.
  • Always have your badge on you.

Team Zalk: Meet the Pets!

Meet the team behind Team Zalk!

Three cats, two dogs, and one rabbit. Oh, how we love our fur-babies! They bring such joy into our lives — how could we not share their fabulousness?

Kate wants you to Meet Trixie!

Laura wants you to Meet Stitch!  Meet Reg!

Sue wants you to Meet Dexter!  Meet Abu!  Meet Shadow!


A special shout-out to UTK Libraries for the inspiration. #UTKPets