WSU breaks ground on new $1.2 million Elk hoof disease research facility on campus
Construction is now underway at the site of WSU’s future elk hoof disease research facility. Demolition of an existing structure on the Pullman campus will make way for the new $1.2 million facility.
Pullman Radio News
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.
Amid genomic data explosion, scientists find proliferating errors
Washington State University researchers found a troubling number of errors in publicly available genomic data as they conducted a large-scale analysis of protein sequences.
Troubling Number of Errors Found in Publicly Available Genomic Data
A recent large-scale analysis of protein sequences conducted at Washington State University revealed a troubling number of errors in publicly available genomic data.
The study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, has important implications for future genomic research.
WSU Looking Into New Cases Of Elk Hoof Disease
Washington State University is researching Elk Hoof Disease and trying to determine not only why it’s spreading across the Northwest, but if the livestock industry needs to be concerned. After hunters recently spotted elk with the disease in the Olympic Peninsula, near Olympic National Park, that marks positive cases reported in southeast, southwest and now northwest Washington, as well as Oregon and Idaho.
Washington Ag Network
Scientists search for answers to hoof disease
Across the state, elk are limping from elk hoof disease. Many of them even die from it. WSU researchers are now trying to determine the cause.
WSU discovery could aid in battle of debilitative and deadly inflammation
Most, if not all, infections and diseases in animals and people are met with some level of the body’s own inflammatory response. Sometimes this inflammatory response crosses a line from being protective and useful to becoming debilitative or even deadly.
Scientist Tasked with Finding Hoof Rot Facts
Dr. Margaret Wild faces a tall task. She heads up efforts at Washington State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine to find answers behind the mysterious elk hoof disease. Once limited to western Washington, there are now cases reported in eastern Washington as well as northern Oregon and western Idaho.
RMEF Elk Network
As cases of elk hoof disease spread, WSU veterinarians leading research efforts
As elk hoof disease cases continue to spread, now crossing the Cascades with a case being found recently in Eastern Washington and Western Idaho, veterinarians at Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine are gearing up for additional extensive research efforts.
Chytrid’s frog-killing toll has been tallied — and it’s bad
A skin fungus that has plagued frogs and toads worldwide now holds the title of being the world’s worst invasive killer, displacing cats and rodents.
WSU tops nation in USDA research funding
Washington State University received more USDA research and development funding than any other university for the second year in a row.
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.
Crippling elk hoof disease still spreading in Washington
Four elk with elk hoof disease were identified in recent months in northwest Washington -- where the disease had not previously been detected.
Elk Hoof disease continues spread in Washington
Four elk with elk hoof disease were detected in recent months in northwest Washington in areas where the disease had previously not been detected.
Elk hoof disease creeps farther east in Washington
A case of elk hoof disease has been discovered in Washington’s Blue Mountains, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The detection marks the crippling ailment’s farthest eastward expansion in the Evergreen State and follows a recent positive test result even farther east, in Idaho. Two weeks ago, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game disclosed the disease was found in an elk killed last fall by a hunter near White Bird.
The Lewiston Tribune
Elk hoof disease confirmed in Washington’s Blue Mountains
A mysterious and crippling disease has made its way to Washington’s Blue Mountains.
On Jan. 17 a hunter shot a cow elk in the Pikes Peak area of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla County. The hunter noticed that the hooves of the animal were deformed. So he submitted the hooves to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Scientists who discovered ‘amphibian plague’ worried a dangerous new hybrid disease will emerge
The team that cracked the case of the “amphibian plague” devastating frog and toad populations around the world are worried that worse is still to come.
Dr. William C. Davis receives WSU 50 years of service award for exceptional career in immunology research
Dr. Davis is an immunologist in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Davis joined WSU in 1968 when laboratory research was in its very early stages. Over the years he has supported the growth of basic research, helping to bring in the cutting edge labs seen in the Department today.
Running With The Herd: A NATURE Short Film
Biologist Jack Hogg has been studying a herd of wild bighorn sheep on Montana’s National Bison Range for more than 35 years. When Jack’s herd gets infected with a deadly form of pneumonia, he goes in search of answers. The film uncovers the frightening truth about a pervasive epidemic that threatens one of North America’s most iconic animals.