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First 2017 West Nile Virus cases confirmed from Spokane County; WSU offers resources for horse owners

west nile virus injection kitBy Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary  Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – Following the announcement of the state’s first two West Nile Virus cases for 2017, Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering important resources for horse owners. » More …

Poor health, beloved horse inspire first equine massage college

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

equine-studies-150SOAP LAKE, Wash. – If a movie is ever made of Mary Lou Langley’s life, her Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) business advisor just might have a crack at best supporting actor. » More …

WSU equine surgeon recognized for service

Claude A. Ragle, an equine surgeon at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, recently received the Distinguished Service Award at the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ (AAEP) annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. Ragle is an associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences where he plays a critical role on the department’s equine surgery service. “This is a tremendous honor,” said Warwick Bayly, dean of WSU’s veterinary college. “This award and many others by our faculty continue to validate WSU’s quality in veterinary medical teaching, research, and service.” To be honored, an individual must provide exemplary service to the benefit of horses, … » More …

Veterinary dean named “Veterinarian of the Year”

PULLMAN – Warwick M. Bayly, dean of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the 2006 Washington State Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinarian of the Year.The award was presented at the WSVMA’s annual convention banquet held Sept. 30, in Yakima. It is the most prestigious award given by the association in recognition for Dr. Bayly’s outstanding career in veterinary medicine.Dr. Bayly, 54, has been at WSU for more than 25 years and was the named the first, Robert B. McEachern Distinguished Professor in Equine Medicine in 1995. He also has served as the college’s associate dean for continuing education and interim chair of … » More …

Research legacy expands

What is it that remains behind when a lifetime researcher or professor closes the office door a final time and moves on to other interests? In the case of Travis McGuire, professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, who retired last May with 40 years of service to WSU and, ultimately, the world, the final outcome is still expanding and being written.Though he still carries a part-time appointment, McGuire left behind a legacy of thriving programs and talented individuals who are carrying on his passion, and his vision. What began as McGuire’s Ph.D. project evolved into work that eventually changed the field of equine immunology … » More …

Fun, facts await horse fans at equine expo

Enjoy a day of fun and learn about equine health issues at the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine’s Second Annual Horse Conference and Expo on Saturday, Sept. 25, in Pullman. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and costs $5. The expo closes at 5 p.m.Public demonstrations and lectures will be held on topics such as recognizing lameness in horses, training methods, general breed characteristics, equine dentistry and disease, and horse business and tax issues. Also, 4-H and FFA youth judging teams and individuals will compete. Tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be offered. Student clubs will host displays. Food and equine products will be for … » More …