This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Governor advises to avoid holiday gatherings – Seattle Times Inslee issues travel advisory for Washington – Considerations for Small Gatherings of Family and Friends – CDC Thurston County facility confirms three horses positive, with another four exposed – The Horse Potomac Horse Fever in Lewis County, WA – EDCC Mutating COVID and Mink...

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Healing and preventing burnout by creating conditions for health

  |   Wellness

The daily, grinding stress so often experienced by people in the helping professions is what causes the psychological injury we know as burnout. Burnout is a state of depletion – mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion – that leaves us feeling drained and overwhelmed, unable to meet the constant demands that created the problem in the first place. Like any other injury, burnout is best prevented. The good self-care that helps us heal from psychological injury also helps us prevent it. Healing...

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Washington election results

  |   Legislative

While much of our nation’s focus on election day was on the presidential race, the General Election in Washington State included a variety of important local decisions as well. There are almost 4.9 million voters registered in Washington State. On election night over 3.355 million votes were counted for a turnout of 68.64%. As of Friday morning, November 6, 3.795 million or 77.64% of the ballots have been counted. An estimated 235,000 ballots remain to be counted, although this number...

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WSVMA DVM: Masterclass Webinar on calf gastrointestinal disease

  |   Continuing Education

Join us Tuesday, November 17 at 12pm for our webinar Calf Gastrointestinal Disease – New Insights Into An Old Problem. Dr. Craig McConnel will be our guest speaker. This lecture will include a summary of current research into the impact of dairy calf GI disease on fecal microbial communities, GI epithelial cell gene expression, inflammatory parameters, and pathologic outcomes. Includes a discussion of outcomes related to the use of fecal microbiota transplants as an alternative therapy. Dr. Craig McConnel grew up on...

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Uptick in Equine Influenza and Pigeon Fever Cases in October

  |   Animal Health

Noticeable upticks in the number of cases of equine influenza (Pierce, Thurston, King, Lewis, and Skagit Counties) and pigeon fever (Thurston, Kitsap, King, Spokane and Clark Counties) were reported to the state veterinarian’s office in the past month. Here are brief overviews of both diseases for those who need a memory jog. Equine influenza is caused by influenza type A virus subtypes. It is highly contagious between horses, primarily through direct contact and inhalation of aerosolized virus. The virus can survive...

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