PULLMAN, Wash. – Our brains are pretty busy. They are constantly thinking, feeling and sensing our world. One thing that can help some people relax is spending time with an animal friend. You might play fetch with a dog, sit with a cat, brush a horse or even watch a goldfish zip around its bowl.
By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine PULLMAN, Wash. – Microorganisms living in a person’s gut play a key role in how that individual may be affected by the malaria parasite, according to studies led by a Washington State University researcher.
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – When I take my elderly mother to the emergency room, the nurse asks how much pain she is in, on a scale of 1 to 10. There is a chart with pictures of little smiley faces, neutral faces and grimacing […]
By E. Kirsten Peters PULLMAN, Wash. – I don’t know the full heritage of my mutt from the pound, Buster Brown by name. Buster was listed as a “Lab mix” by the Humane Society but my vet has said he is more of a German shepherd mix. We all can agree he’s a mongrel – […]
PULLMAN – “Nature Twice,” a special exhibit of poetry about animals and nature, will be on display in the Conner Museum of Natural History Sept. 9-Nov. 21. “Nature Twice” explores diverse perspectives of animals and natural history through the work of several well-known poets. The poems provide personal views of animals and the relationships between […]
PULLMAN – An elephant expert and WSU alumna will present the 2010 Robert Jonas Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the CUB auditorium. Janine Brown, of the Smithsonian National Zoological Park, is an international expert on elephant conservation who earned her graduate degrees from WSU in the 1980s. She will speak about “What I have learned in 25 […]
PULLMAN –The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine has received a gift of $193,000 from proceeds of a land sale by the Moses Lake Grant County Humane Society. The funds established the Ethel Roberge Scholarship for veterinary students at WSU. Annual distributions from the fund will be used to award one or more scholarships with preference […]
PULLMAN – Thanks to two donors and a dedicated veterinary technical staff, Washington State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital medicine services for companion animals including physical therapy and obesity control. The equipment centerpiece is an underwater treadmill purchased and installed in the veterinary teaching hospital with gifts provided by two grateful donors. The treadmill is […]
The WSU Zoology Club presents, “Considerations of Caring for Animals in Captivity: Sharks and Cetaceans” on Monday April 21 at 4:10 p.m. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium marine biologist Cindy Roberts will lead the discussion on Sharks and Cetaceans and the challenges they present in captivity in Abelson 201.