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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 …

WSU lab confirms bluetongue virus killing deer, livestock

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

PULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory located in the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine has confirmed bluetongue virus (BTV) in 42 animals submitted from Washington and Idaho this fall. » More …

Bird flu leapfrogged, Northwest to Midwest

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

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PULLMAN, WASH. – The strain of bird flu causing sickness and the culling of millions of birds in the Midwest is the same strain first detected in Washington state in December, according to a Washington State University scientist who helped identify the virus. Until then, the pathogen had never been seen in the United States.

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WSU WADDL is site for latest avian influenza testing

By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine

henPULLMAN, Wash. – Animal disease authorities both nationally and in Washington were already on high alert when in early December a large wild duck die-off occurred in northwest Washington. » More …