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Friends bid goodbye to well-traveled amputee tortoise
June 4, 2014

Photos by Henry Moore, Biomedical Communications Unit

tortoise-180PULLMAN, Wash. – A tortoise that has lived at Washington State University since its leg was amputated will be leaving for a new home. A group of friends said goodbye to Gamera Tuesday with pumpkin cake and lots of photo ops.

June 3: Bid goodbye to WSU’s tortoise amputee
June 2, 2014

tortoise-170PULLMAN, Wash. – A tortoise that has lived at Washington State University since its leg was amputated and replaced with a swiveling wheel at the College of Veterinary Medicine will be leaving for a new home.

New puppy – the best medicine ever
May 1, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

Blazie-100PULLMAN, Wash. – When a child says, “I want a puppy!” most parents cringe. But for Jimmy and Lisa Gilder of Troy, Idaho, it was a wish they wanted to make true for their daughter.

‘Horsing around’ reduces stress hormones in youth
April 24, 2014

By Rachel Webber, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

horse-stress-Pendry-130PULLMAN, Wash. – New research from Washington State University reveals how youth who work with horses experience a substantial reduction in stress – and the evidence lies in kids’ saliva.

Dog noses deployed at Oso, oceans, airports
April 21, 2014

By Linda Weiford, WSU News 

dog-80PULLMAN, Wash. – With all the heavy machinery and detection instruments being used to comb through debris at the Oso, Wash., landslide zone, there’s a small wet object getting heavy usage that deserves a closer look.