Elk Hoof Rot Research Center Nears Completion, Captive Study Planned for 2020
Washington State University will open its $1.2 million elk hoof rot disease research center in Pullman before the end of this calendar year, and studies with captive elk are expected to begin by next spring.
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Washington State University receives $100K grant to study elk hoof disease
Washington State University received a $100,000 grant last week to help study elk hoof disease.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded the money to WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The grant will help fund the construction of an elk hoof disease research facility, according to a news release from the RMEF.
WSU Receives $100K To Study Elk Hoof Disease
Last week, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine a $100,000 grant to assist with construction of its elk hoof disease research facility. Construction began in May on the Pullman campus.
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WSU gets $100,000 for elk center
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation donates to Pullman school’s elk hoof disease research center, which is now under construction.
Elk Hoof Disease Facility Receives $100,000 RMEF Grant
MISSOULA, Mont.—The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to assist with construction of its elk hoof disease research facility. Construction began in May on campus in Pullman, Washington.
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WSU expands Protein Biotechnology Program through new $2.3 million NIH grant
The National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health has awarded Washington State University NIH Protein Biotechnology Training Program $2.3 million over the next five years to support training of Ph.D. graduate students.
Reintroducing endangered northern leopard frogs in Washington
With the help of scientists from Washington State University, hundreds of endangered northern leopard frogs have taken a leap back into the wild in recent weeks at the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge in Grant County.
Where have all the frogs gone?
It happened again that morning. During their rounds, zookeepers found another tank of dead blue poison dart frogs. The tiny azure amphibians, native to South American rainforests, had been enjoying a successful breeding program at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Now, inexplicably, they were dying from a mysterious skin disease and the cause remained elusive.
DEADLY RABBIT DISEASE CONFIRMED ON ORCAS ISLAND
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has confirmed a case of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus 2 (RHDV2) in a domestic rabbit on Orcas Island. RHD is a viral disease that causes sudden death in rabbits and can be spread through contact with infected rabbits, their meat or their fur, or materials coming in contact with them.
On July 9, the Washington State Veterinarian's Office received a report of a dead domestic pet rabbit from a veterinarian clinic on Orcas Island. The veterinarian and the owner suspected possible RHD and contacted the State Veterinarian’s Office. The remains of the dead rabbit were sent to state and federal animal disease labs for testing. On July 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the disease.
FFAR Awards Inaugural Vet Fellowship to Ten Students
The AAVMC is collaborating with the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) on a new program designed to develop new generations of veterinary medical scientists interested in research careers in global food security and sustainable animal production.
The Veterinary Student Research Fellowships to Address Global Challenges in Food and Agriculture (FFAR Vet Fellows) program creates experiences and funding opportunities for veterinary students to pursue research related to compelling challenges in agriculture and animal production.
MAP protein may aid battle against Johne's disease
A team of Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and university scientists is investigating a new “ingredient” for use in vaccinating cattle against Johne’s disease, a chronic wasting affliction that costs the U.S. dairy industry more than $200 million per year.
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.
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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.
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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.
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