Category: Animal Health

Contribute clinic data for 2022 Heartworm incidence map

The American Heartworm Society (AHS) is urging veterinarians to participate in the 2022 AHS Heartworm Incidence Survey. The AHS maps, dating back to 2001,...

February 3, 2023

Bird flu infects first commercial flock in Washington

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) struck a large commercial flock last week in Washington state. The highly contagious virus spreads rapidly in poultry environments,...

December 16, 2022

Several equine disease cases have been reported in the state

The following reports have been received by the Wash. State Dept. of Agriculture: Equine influenza –Grays Harbor Counties, Kitsap and Thurston Counties – 6...

November 11, 2022

WSU College of Veterinary Medicine awarded NIH grant to combat zoonotic disease

Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has been awarded a National Institutes of Health T32 grant that will provide $2.1 million over five...

September 9, 2022

Do you have a client in need?

In 2021, the Washington State Animal Health Foundation launched a new resource intended to help you better serve your clients who struggle with affording...

May 27, 2022

Okanogan and Whatcom join counties with confirmed bird flu cases

Washington state now has eight confirmed cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1. The latest two come from Okanogan and Whatcom counties. State...

May 13, 2022

Backyard flocks infected with avian flu total six, more under investigation

Two more detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1, this time in Clallam County, make six affected flocks in Washington state. With a...

May 13, 2022

Avian influenza guidance for veterinarians

Veterinarians with clients reporting sick birds should focus on getting a full history. WSDA is most interested in morbidity and mortality rates on farms. Usually, avian...

May 13, 2022

USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Oregon and Washington

The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) have confirmed the detection...

May 6, 2022

Livestock identification proposed rulemaking

The Wash. State Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA) is proposing to amend chapter 16-610 (Livestock Identification) of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) to: Reduce the...

January 7, 2022