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First 2017 West Nile Virus cases confirmed from Spokane County; WSU offers resources for horse owners

west nile virus injection kitBy Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary  Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – Following the announcement of the state’s first two West Nile Virus cases for 2017, Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering important resources for horse owners. » More …

WSU animal sciences nabs third consecutive ‘Big Scoop’ win

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – For the third year in a row, the Department of Animal Sciences at WSU has claimed the national ice cream trophy, the “Big Scoop.” » More …

Helping horses in hot weather

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

horse healthy eyePULLMAN, Wash. – Equine specialists at Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital are urging Inland Northwest horse owners to be a little more cautious with temperatures expected to hit or break 100 degrees again this coming week. » More …

WSU Elk Hoof Disease Committee has first meeting

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

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PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Bryan Slinker has convened the first Elk Hoof Disease committee meeting as a follow-up to funded legislation that directs WSU’s research engagement with respect to EHD. » More …

Protect your pet’s feet from heat, burns

120 degree pavement temperatureBy Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – Temperatures nearing or surpassing the century mark in the Inland Northwest this week prompts the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine to issue a hot pavement advisory for pets. » More …

Protect pets from July 4 revelry

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – More pets go missing around the Fourth of July holiday in the U.S. than at any other time of year. » More …

Photographing the elusive, endangered lynx

lynx in wild - wsu researchBy Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – Deep in the forests of Washington’s Kettle Mountains, Washington State University wildlife biologist Daniel Thornton searches for signs of a rare and elusive type of wild cat — the lynx. » More …