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Category: Animal Health

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

New report on harmful algal blooms and illnesses, resources for pet owners

Blooms of harmful algae or cyanobacteria (also called blue-green algae) can harm people, animals, and the environment. A new CDC report shows that during...

October 15, 2021

World Rabies Day – WSU Rabies Clinics volunteers needed

World Rabies Day, started in 2007, aims to raise awareness about the public health impact of human and animal rabies. This year’s World Rabies...

September 17, 2021

Helping clients understand the pet obesity epidemic

  The human-animal bond has never been stronger. COVID-19 has led to national discussions about what potential long-term impacts quarantine might have on our...

August 27, 2021