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Vaccinating increases family wealth, girls’ education

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team found households in rural Africa that vaccinate their cattle for East Coast fever increased their income and spent the additional money on food and education. Researchers also found that when fewer cattle died from the fever, girls were more likely to attend secondary school. » More …

Rabies vaccine found effective even after warm storage

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

felix-lankester-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team determined rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs. » More …

Research furthers food security, sovereignty

HeckelmanPhoto of Amber Heckelman by Laura Evancich, WSU Vancouver.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Amber Heckelman, a doctoral student of environmental science at Washington State University Vancouver, has won the 2013-2014 Bullitt Foundation Environmental Fellowship worth $100,000 for research that centers on alleviating the suffering of Philippine peasants by restoring food security and sovereignty.

Awarded annually since 2007, the prize goes to an outstanding, environmentally knowledgeable graduate student from an underrepresented community who has demonstrated an exceptional capacity for leadership as well as scholarship. This is the third year in a row the honor has gone to a WSU student.

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WSU veterinarians’ visit sparks international meeting

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R. Kasimanickam

PULLMAN, Wash. – Ram and Vanmathy Kasimanickam, husband and wife faculty members in Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently returned from India where they combined a visit to their home state and veterinary alma mater with professional outreach.

 

What evolved from a single email to the Veterinary College and Research Institute (VCRI), Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India, became an international meeting they hope will run far into the future, according to Ram, a board-certified reproduction specialist in the WSU Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences.

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Alumna honored for international veterinary mission

Cathy King

Cathy King volunteers in Mexico in 2002.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Veterinary medicine alumna Cathy King has been recognized for service to the profession with a 2013 Meritorious Service Award from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

She is the chief executive officer and founder of World Vets, an international veterinary aid organization. More than 900 veterinarians volunteer with World Vets, which deploys a veterinary team nearly every week of the year to locations worldwide.

 

A 1997 graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, King grew up in Sandpoint, Idaho. She completed her B.S. in veterinary … » More …