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Veterinary Medicine

Parasite common in cats causes abortion in bighorn sheep

A parasite often spread by domestic and wild cats is a cause of abortions, or pregnancy loss, as well as neonatal deaths in big horn sheep, according to a study led by WSU researchers.

Friend’s gift pays for ferret’s cancer care

Dealing with a cancer of his own, William Long’s decision to cover a four-figure veterinary bill for radiation treatment for his friend’s ferret, Burkle, wasn’t much of a decision at all.

WSU works to repair puppy’s leg

It was a highly complicated procedure but the surgical team was able to practice and prepare using a 3D-printed model of the puppy’s legs.

Brucellosis research bolstered by $2.75 million NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health grant will allow researchers at WSU to explore how bacterial proteins work together to cause one of the world’s most widespread diseases transferred from animals to humans.

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.