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Veterinary Medicine

Tragic events bring orphan colt, mare together

An orphan colt whose mother died shortly after giving birth has a new mom – a mare that had tragically lost her foal – thanks to the generosity of strangers and Washington State University veterinarians playing matchmaker.

Steps to ease a panicked pet on Independence Day

This July 4, there are a few things owners can do to alleviate their animal’s stress. It starts with being ready well in advance of the holiday — and the loud booms — arrive.

Study finds elk hoof disease may affect antlers

A disease in elk that causes deformed hooves and eventually leads to lameness and death is also associated with abnormal, asymmetrical antlers, a WSU‑led study of hunter reports found.

Experts recommend steps to avoid spread of avian influenza

Several cases of the H5N1 avian influenza virus in birds have been confirmed in Washington state, and animal disease experts at WSU are asking the public to take measures to avoid its spread.

WSU veterinarians give basset hound a new life

Bailey’s heart stopped beating for 18 minutes but, defying the odds, the emergency and critical care teams at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital didn’t give up.

Young microbiology major stars in the lab

The Students Targeted toward Advanced Research Studies program, or STARS, gives students like Natasha Puzon the opportunity to earn a doctorate along with their bachelor’s degree in as few as seven years.

Never giving up on her dreams

Jesse Cogdill could have given up on her dreams of becoming a veterinarian at many points. But here she is, at 32 years old, only a few weeks away from graduating at WSU.