Jan. 20 reception: Animal art exhibit runs through May

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University veterinary student Zena Hemmen painted a tribute to the victims of one of the country’s most horrific animal massacres. Called “49 Lives,” the painting shows exotic animals like those killed in 2011 in Zanesville, Ohio.

March 13: Panel discusses ethics of animal experimentation

PULLMAN, Wash. – The ethics of using animals in scientific experimentation will be discussed by a panel at 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in 305 Bryan Hall at Washington State University. It is part of the WSU Foley Institute’s Science, Ethics and Public Policy Series and is co-sponsored by the School of Politics, Philosophy and […]

DNA variation uncovered; may control gene activity

PULLMAN – Researchers at Washington State University have identified a new class of DNA sequence variation in gene promoter regions that could help control the activity of genes. The novel variations, dubbed “multiple nucleotide length polymorphisms,” or MNLPs, altered transcription of the genes they were associated with as much as 11-fold. The presence of such […]

Survey ranks WSU plant, animal scientists among top in nation

PULLMAN– Washington State University scientists conducting research on plants and animals are among the most productive in the nation, according to a survey measuring faculty scholarly productivity published recently in The Chronicle for Higher Education. WSU plant scientists were ranked the fifth most productive in the United States. WSU’s zoology program ranked No. 10 in the […]

Cougars nursing beaver back to health

WSU veterinarians are nursing a juvenile beaver that was struck by a car back to health.The 41-pound animal was struck accidentally by a motorist last week near Lewiston, Idaho. The accident resulted in the young female breaking off her four front teeth and suffering numerous bruises and scrapes.The year-and-a-half-old beaver, nicknamed Bailey, was brought to […]

Animal assisted therapy focus of June 4 broadcast

Washington State University Extension, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the Department of Human Development will be presenting a satellite broadcast addressing the role of animal assisted activities for children with disabilities and developing youth at 9:30-11:00 am Friday, June 4. The program can be viewed on satellite or it can be viewed via video […]

Veterinarians strongly disagree with animal rights activists

When Cynthia Carlson was accepted into Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, she didn’t think she would later volunteer to bring in her own dog for use in a teaching exercise. But with the college facing a shortage of animals, Carlson and other veterinary students have done just that. The shortage occurred last spring […]