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WSU gets first elk calf for hoof disease research

Closeup of a young elk calf
Salix arrived on the Pullman campus late last week and has been kept in isolation.  He has since undergone a complete examination and has been given a clean bill of health (Photo by Henry Moore Jr. BCU/WSU).

PULLMAN, Wash.— Elk S19, otherwise known as Salix, is the first elk calf acquired by Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for its Elk Hoof Disease Research Program.

Salix arrived on the Pullman campus late last week and has been kept in isolation.  He has since undergone a complete examination and has been given a clean bill of health.

The 5-month old bull calf was bottle-raised by a licensed rehabilitation specialist after being orphaned near Mt. Rainier.

Media contact:

  • Charlie Powell, public information officer, College of Veterinary Medicine, 509-335-7073, charlie_powell@wsu.edu

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