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Articles about the college from around the world.

  • 09.30.2019
    Mass vaccination of dogs set to eliminate rabies
    A global initiative that seeks to eliminate the rabies virus - Rabies Free Africa - is set to vaccinate two million dogs in East Africa.
    The Guardian - IPPMedia
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    Fascinating ways animals prepare for fall
    It’s officially fall, which for humans often means snuggling up inside and anticipating the holidays ahead. Conversely, for many animals, it’s a season of intense preparation for the looming winter. From deer to birds to bears, many species are triggered by the shortening days to switch into a frenetic mode of gathering food, finding mates, and more. (See gorgeous pictures that celebrate the arrival of fall.)
    National Geographic
  • 09.30.2019
    A 10% increase in dog vaccination reduces human deaths by 12.4%
    Rabies is a virus that is usually spread by a bite or scratch from an infected animal. The virus attacks the central nervous system and can cause inflammation in the brain, eventually leading to death. In principle, no human today should die from rabies, and yet rabies is responsible for an estimated 59,000 human deaths and over 3.7 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost every year.
    ZME Science
  • 09.27.2019
    Genetic Preparation for Hibernation Is Key for Grizzly Bears
    Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes, and eventually, bring about one's death. Large hibernators such as bears however have evolved to adapt to and reverse similar metabolic stressors they face each year before and during hibernation to essentially become immune to these ill effects. New RNA sequencing-based genetic research conducted at Washington State University's Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center shows grizzlies express a larger number of genes in preparation for, and during hibernation to cope with such stressors, than do any other species studied.
    WSU Insider
  • 09.24.2019
    Why "World Rabies Day" is important
    The queue in the center of Shirati Sota village in northern Tanzania begins to form at around 8 a.m. and continues to grow throughout the day. Children, mostly boys, bring the dogs. Women tend to bring cats, usually inside sacks. As they arrive all at once, a newly appointed rabies coordinator struggles to keep the group in an orderly fashion, with dogs, unaccustomed to their twine leashes or metal chain, picking fights with one another. Despite a tedious wait in the tropical heat, no one leaves. By the end of the day more than 350 dogs and cats will be vaccinated – job done.
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    WSU Grizzly Research Reveals Remarkable Genetic Regulation During Hibernation
    Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes, and eventually, bring about one's death.
    Nature World News
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    Grizzlies show remarkable gene control before and during hibernation
    Being a human couch potato can greatly increase fat accumulation, hasten the onset of Type II diabetes symptoms, result in detrimental blood chemistry and cardiovascular changes, and eventually, bring about one’s death.
    College of Veterinary Medicine
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    Congratulations to our four new Board Certified Veterinary Pathologists
    Congratulations to Laura Chen, WADDL-AHFSL branch chief and VMP assistant professor; Lindsay Fry, research veterinary medical officer, USDA ARS; Laura Williams, clinical instructor, WADDL and VMP; and Liam Broughton-Neiswanger, VMP and VCS; on their successful completion of Phase 2 of the American Association of Veterinary Pathologist’s (ACVP) certifying examination. The four are now Board Certified Veterinary Pathologists.
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  • 09.16.2019
    Art in the Library exhibit features work of veterinary student Charlie Kittridge
    Peregrine falcons, the fastest birds in the world, can reach speeds of up to 240 miles per hour while diving. Third‑year Washington State University veterinary student and wildlife artist Charlie Kittridge drew the bird of prey in October 2017 as a tribute to its impressive qualities. “I admire their speed, precision and power,” he said. “Animals are my favorite subjects. I get to know them in a deeper way through art.”
    WSU Insider
  • 09.12.2019
    WSU researchers grow citrus disease bacteria in the lab
    Washington State University researchers have for the first time grown the bacteria in a laboratory that causes Citrus Greening Disease, considered the world’s most harmful citrus disease. Being able to grow the elusive and poorly understood bacterium, Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas), will make it easier for researchers to find treatments for the disease that has destroyed millions of acres of orange, grapefruit and lemon groves around the world and has devastated the citrus industry in Florida. The researchers, including Phuc Ha, postdoctoral research associate, Haluk Beyenal, Paul Hohenschuh Professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, David Gang and Ruifeng He, from WSU’s Institute of Biological Chemistry, Anders Omsland, from the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, and researchers from the University of Florida and University of Arizona, report on their work in the journal, Biofilm.
    WSU Insider
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  • 08.29.2019
    School of Molecular Biosciences Celebrates Twenty Years
    In August 1999, the Department of Biochemistry-Biophysics, Department of Microbiology and Program in Genetics and Cell Biology fused to form the School of Molecular Biosciences (SMB). Faculty recognized that the differences in each discipline were harder to define and by joining they were in a key position to foster interdisciplinary research collaborations. Ten years later, SMB moved to the College of Veterinary Medicine to aggregate biomedical research on the WSU-Pullman campus and add to the extramural funding used to rate Veterinary Colleges. In two parts during August, SMB hosted esteemed alumni, held a poster competition and learned more about the impact SMB alumni were making in their respective areas ranging from international service, undergraduate teaching, technology start-ups and new reproductive technologies. In addition to welcoming new graduate students, SMB distributed awards to current graduate students, teaching assistants, teaching faculty and research faculty, celebrating their accomplishments in the past year. For more details about the SMB-20 Celebration, including the Agenda and celebration photos, visit:
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  • 08.23.2019
    Washington State University receives $100K grant to study elk hoof disease
    Washington State University received a $100,000 grant last week to help study elk hoof disease. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded the money to WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The grant will help fund the construction of an elk hoof disease research facility, according to a news release from the RMEF.
    Spokesman Review
  • 08.20.2019
    WSU economists Jill McCluskey and Tom Marsh named Western Agricultural Economics Association Fellows
    Recognized for making enduring contributions over their careers to agricultural, resource, and environmental economics in the Western United States, the Western Agricultural Economics Association recognized Jill McCluskey and Tom Marsh as 2019 Fellows.
    WSU Insider
  • 08.20.2019
    WSU Receives $100K To Study Elk Hoof Disease
    Last week, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine a $100,000 grant to assist with construction of its elk hoof disease research facility. Construction began in May on the Pullman campus.
    Washington Ag Network
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