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    The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed a case of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) in a domestic rabbit on Orcas Island. RHD is a viral disease that causes sudden death in rabbits and can be spread through contact with infected rabbits, their meat or their fur, or materials coming in contact with them. On July 9, the Washington State Veterinarian's Office received a report of a dead domestic pet rabbit from a veterinarian clinic on Orcas Island. The veterinarian and the owner suspected possible RHD and contacted the State Veterinarian’s Office. The remains of the dead rabbit were sent to state and federal animal disease labs for testing. On July 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the disease.
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    A feline anatomy expert weighs in on that Cats trailer
    AS A VETERINARIAN, anatomist, and physiologist, Leslie Sprunger has taught small animal anatomy at Washington State University for nearly two decades. After the release of the trailer for the upcoming film musical Cats, based on the Broadway musical Cats, itself based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, WIRED spoke with Dr. Sprunger for a sense of what exactly was going on with… all of that.
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    Eight WSU faculty elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences
    Eight faculty from Washington State University have been elected to membership in the Washington State Academy of Sciences, an organization that advances science in the state and informs public policy.
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    WSAS announces 24 new Academy members
    The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) is pleased to announce 24 new members, recognizing their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement and their willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington.
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    Rare Corpse Flower To Release Its Foul Stench At WSU Vancouver
    With the name corpse flower, this rare, tropical plant set to bloom at Washington State University Vancouver has quite the reputation to live up to. “People describe the smell as a mix of rotten fish and dirty socks,” said Steve Sylvester, associate professor of molecular biosciences at the Salmon Creek, Washington, campus.
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    WSU shuts down pet loss hotline after people misused the service
    Losing a pet can be extremely hard. For some, it's so tough they need extra support from a help-line.Washington State University veterinary students had a hotline to call if people were grieving from a dying animal. But now, that number is disconnected. WSU says, too many people were misusing the line.
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    Vaccinations - a win-win for both wildlife and people
    As wilderness areas become ever more fragmented the probability that infectious diseases will be transmitted between domestic animals and wildlife increases. Global Animal Health Tanzania (GAHT) works to reduce the likelihood and impact of these events in the buffer zones around the Serengeti ecosystem where people, their dogs and livestock mix with numerous wildlife species.
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    Hotline for grieving pet owners shuts down
    The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine shut down its Pet Loss Hotline services last Monday after receiving a high number of unrelated phone calls from local pet owners. Charlie Powell, public information officer for the veterinary medicine college, said two counselors trained the student veterinarian volunteers to talk about grief with pet owners.
    The Daily Evergreen
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    Four baby raccoons being rehabilitated at WSU
    Four baby raccoons are being treated at Washington State University’s veterinary teaching hospital after they were found starving. Veterinarians believe their mother may have been run over and killed.
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    Healing a hummingbird: WSU vets rise to the occasion
    Weighing in at barely more than a dime, the outlook for the baby hummingbird didn't look good. He was found on the ground, clinging to life, after likely being blown from the nest during a heavy storm. "I have had him now for a week and a half, and amazingly, the kid doesn't have any injuries," said Dr. Nickol Finch, a wildlife veterinarian at Washington State University's teaching hospital. "They have really high metabolism rates, so they have to eat a lot."
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    FFAR Awards Inaugural Vet Fellowship to Ten Students
    The AAVMC is collaborating with the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) on a new program designed to develop new generations of veterinary medical scientists interested in research careers in global food security and sustainable animal production. The Veterinary Student Research Fellowships to Address Global Challenges in Food and Agriculture (FFAR Vet Fellows) program creates experiences and funding opportunities for veterinary students to pursue research related to compelling challenges in agriculture and animal production.
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    WSU Pet Loss Hotline closes
    The Pet Loss Hotline, a service of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, was discontinued on July 1. The service had been provided to animal owners whose beloved pets are facing terminal illness or recently passed away. The shutdown resulted from the overwhelming logistical and expertise demands of operating a call back service available to an increasingly growing population.
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    MAP protein may aid battle against Johne's disease
    A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists is investigating a new “ingredient” for use in vaccinating cattle against Johne’s disease, a chronic wasting affliction that costs the U.S. dairy industry more than $200 million per year.
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    Three WSU STEM undergraduates receive national Goldwater awards
    Two engineering and one science student at Washington State University have received prestigious, nationally competitive awards from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
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