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Library exhibit documents Montana dog’s life, illness, recovery at WSU VetMed

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

Lauren Grabelle and Sugar PULLMAN, Wash. – For 10 years, photographer Lauren Grabelle and her Weimaraner, Sugar, were always on the move. In New Jersey, Grabelle entered Sugar in lure coursing, agility and flyball, sports geared toward burning off Sugar’s seemingly boundless energy. » More …

Things college students should consider before getting a pet

By Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is recommending that college students consider all aspects of pet ownership before taking the plunge. » More …

Animal owners should be aware of wildfire smoke hazards

wildfire smoke in skylineBy Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine recommends that animal owners be aware that wildfire smoke advisories, issued by county and municipal health districts for people, apply to animals, too. » 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 …

Science: Inside the global campaign to get rid of rabies

PULLMAN, Wash. – Rabies vaccine work by professors Thumbi Mwangi and Felix Lankester to address the problem of infectious diseases crossing borders in Kenya, Tanzania and throughout Africa is part of a comprehensive article in the recent issue of Science magazine. » More …

Starts Jan. 25: Stress study seeks student participants

PULLMAN, Wash. – Undergraduate students are sought to participate in a Washington State University-based study examining the effects of human-animal interaction on coping with academic stress. An information session will be 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in CUE 119. » More …

Veterinary prof a fellow of National Academy of Inventors

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University professor Katrina L. Mealey has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors – a prestigious group of scientists that includes 27 Nobel laureates. » More …

Rabies vaccine found effective even after warm storage

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

felix-lankester-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team determined rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs. » More …

Eliminate Rabies program reaches 50,000 dog vaccinations

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PULLMAN, Wash. – More than 99 percent of the people infected with rabies get it from the bite of an unvaccinated dog. Washington State University believes it can prevent those infections. » More …