Elk Hoof Rot Research Center Nears Completion, Captive Study Planned for 2020
Washington State University will open its $1.2 million elk hoof rot disease research center in Pullman before the end of this calendar year, and studies with captive elk are expected to begin by next spring.
The Daily Chronicle
New wing of Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health to open in early 2021
Construction of the future home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) at the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine will continue thanks to final approval of its $61.3 million budget.
Epizootic Hemorrhagic disease (EHD) Diagnosed in Eastern WA Cows
The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) at Washington State University has detected epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus (EHDV) in cattle located in Eastern WA. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease typically affects wild deer populations but occasionally crosses over to cattle where most infections are subclinical. Sporadic disease as seen in these cases in cattle presents as animals off feed with oral erosions and ulcerations, excessive salivation and nasal discharge.
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.
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
WSU gets $100,000 for elk center
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation donates to Pullman school’s elk hoof disease research center, which is now under construction.
DEADLY RABBIT DISEASE CONFIRMED ON ORCAS ISLAND
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.
WSU begins elk hoof disease research facility construction
Construction began this week on the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s elk hoof disease research facility.
Demolition of an existing structure on the Pullman campus will make way for the construction of the facility, estimated to cost $1.2 million when complete and to take up to a year to construct. The state of the art facility will house captive elk needed to study the disease in a secure, controlled environment.
The Silence of the Frogs
In the mid-1990s, investigators identified a mysterious and seemingly unstoppable killer. Its name? Chytrid. Its prey? Frogs. Since then, the disease has ravaged frog populations worldwide, and despite decades of research there’s still no cure.
Elk Hunting Season: Decade of Decline
Hoof disease, hard winter of 2016 have taken toll on Mount St. Helens elk
WSU breaks ground on $62M animal disease lab
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, in Pullman, has started construction of a $61.9 million facility that will be occupied by the college’s Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory. The laboratory will be located in a 62,000-square-foot new wing of the Paul G. Allen Center for Global Animal Health, says Charlie Powell, spokesman for the college.
Spokane Journal of Business
Animal health breaks ground for $61.9 million building
The Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health broke ground on a new $61.9 million building Saturday. The addition will house the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostics Lab (WADDL).
The Daily Evergreen
WSU breaks ground on $61.9 million building addition for animal disease lab
Work has begun on a $61.9 million building addition that will serve as the new home of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, which plays a critical role in infectious disease monitoring, public health, food safety and the success of the state’s fish and livestock industries.