In the Media
Articles about the college from around the world.
SMB Staff Honored by College of Veterinary Medicine
Two SMB staff members were honored for excellence during the 2018 annual College of Veterinary Medicine picnic.
New WSU disease surveillance research points to targeted vaccination campaigns to fight endemic foot-and-mouth disease in rural East African cattle
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly infectious disease of cattle that is responsible for causing considerable nutritional and economic insecurity in many developing countries with an estimated US$2.3 billion impact. FMD is endemic in much of Africa, including East Africa where Washington State University Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health (WSU) researchers are working to find solutions to the frequent outbreaks of the disease that affect rural household cattle.
Unraveling a curious killer
In the ghoulish world of infectious disease agents, prions might well be the zombies. Unlike bacteria and viruses, prions have no DNA, yet still manage to replicate. Nearly indestructible themselves, the tiny agents slowly ravage the brains of their victims in an infection that is always fatal.
Update on necropsies at WADDL Puyallup (AHFSL) and Saturday shipment charges
WADDL Avian Health Lab (Puyallup) update about changes in shipping charges.
The science behind the munchies
Marijuana has been legal in Washington for several years now - more and more states are following suit, and it's the "bud" of most pot jokes: when you get high, you get hungry.
WSU warned by USDA for animal care violations
Washington State University has received an official warning from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for allegedly violating the Animal Welfare Act.
FDA investigating possible link between grain-free dog food and heart disease
Dr. Pamela Lee, an assistant professor in Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, said consumers should look for a stamp of approval by AAFCO which certifies that pet food has undergone standardized clinical testing.
A pet out of its element
WSU vet school officials create a temporary home for alligator confiscated in Asotin County
Better understanding melanoma, WSU cancer researchers hone in on UV damage mutation sites
Washington State University Molecular Bioscience researchers have developed a way to identify where in the human genome ultra-violet damage or damage from sunlight concentrates to cause melanoma.
Rabies Elimination: Community Led Delivery of Dog Vaccines is Key
Canine–mediated human rabies has the highest case fatality rate of any known infectious disease and kills approximately 59,000 people annually, mostly children, with millions more saved only by costly post–exposure prophylaxis (PEP). The vast majority of human rabies fatalities occur in Africa and Asia, where access to PEP is limited.
Agriculture Secretary Perdue Visits Washington State University
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited another AAVMC member institution on Monday, July 2 when he spent time touring Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Prickly pokey PT, WSU veterinarians putting a recovering porcupine through his paces
Hit by a car, left in a ditch to die and then scooped up clinging to life by an endloader working construction, Washington State University veterinarians are now caring for a very lucky porcupine who was brought in by an area wildlife rehabber.
Washington State University veterinarians caring for confiscated crocodilian
In a rarity for the Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, doctors are currently caring for a confiscated alligator. The several foot long alligator was brought in by officers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, after State Patrol Troopers found it with its owner on a stop.
10 Years: WSU’s Global Animal Health pursues ‘One World. One Health.’
When people have adequate sanitation and clean water, and the animals they raise for food are free from disease, those people not only are healthier, but they have improved opportunities in life through higher income, better education and overall well-being. That is One Health.
Cougar in deadly attack near North Bend had 'no abnormalities'
A report released Monday by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said an examination of the cougar tested negative for rabies and any infectious diseases.
A two-wheel ride for four-legged friends
The low rumble of motorcycles could be heard Sunday morning outside of Zeppoz in Pullman as riders from all over the region started their engines. The band of riders all gathered for the same reason - to support the animals of the Whitman County Humane Society.
Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences
Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board in 2018.
STING: From Mammals to Insects
STING is a key mediator of mammalian innate immunity in response to pathogens. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe and the June 19th issue of Cell Reports, Liu et al. (2018) and Martin et al. (2018) reveal that Drosophila STING is required for antiviral and antibacterial defenses, respectively.
Scientists Study ‘Singing Fish’ For Ways To Improve Human Hearing
You know that expression, “Leave no stone unturned?" That’s how Washington State University neuroscientist Allison Coffin goes about catching midshipman fish — at least during mating season.
Researchers map DNA damage links to onset of skin cancer
A critical link in mapping recurrent mutations of melanoma — the most serious form of skin cancer in humans — has been discovered by researchers at Washington State University School of Molecular Biosciences, in collaboration with researchers at Georgia State University.