WSVMA accepting applications for next year’s class of Power of Ten leaders

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Attention 2011-2018 graduates! Join the WSVMA for our exciting leadership program! Power of Ten is a WSVMA initiative designed to help recent graduates develop foundational skills in leadership, communication, and business. Ten participants will be selected from the applicant pool to participate in the Power of Ten leadership academy for the coming year. Participants will join a network of peers in a series of learning experiences that commence in November, 2018 and culminate in September, 2019. Power of Ten is...

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Detectives search for serial cat-killer in Thurston County – KIRO 7 Wildtype EHV-1 detected in one Snohomish County horse, quarantine order issued – WSDA Researchers won't take dead orca calf away from mother as she carries it into a 17th day – The Seattle Times AI comes to vet med to read X-rays – Veterinary Practice News Yakima Humane Society ends city contract over pit bull ban – Yakima Herald Agriculture Secretary Perdue Visits Washington State University - AAVMC   Posted August 10, 2018...

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Wildtype EHV-1 detected in one Snohomish County horse, quarantine order issued

  |   Animal Health

  The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has quarantined a Snohomish County facility near Arlington after a single laboratory-verified case of equine herpes virus EHV-1, non-neuropathogenic strain, was detected there. This “wildtype” strain of EHV-1 tends to be less contagious than the neuropathogenic type. On August 3, 2018 one horse at the facility tested positive for the virus.  This horse is isolated on the premises and WSDA has quarantined the facility.  Test results for a second, suspect horse are pending.  The quarantine...

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Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) outbreak requires vigilance and biosecurity measures

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture asks local poultry growers to be on the lookout for signs of Virulent Newcastle Disease (vND) and to report any unusually large numbers of poultry deaths or the appearance of symptoms of the disease to the WSDA Sick Bird Hotline at 1-800-606-3056. The warning comes on the heels of an outbreak that began this May in Southern California, where the virus appeared and spread through backyard poultry flocks in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino...

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