July 19, 2017
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WSU Elk Hoof Disease Committee Has First Meeting
Pullman - Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Bryan Slinker has convened the first Elk Hoof Disease committee meeting as a follow up to funded legislation that directs WSU's research engagement with respect to EHD. 
Washington taxpayers and the Legislature made it clear, EHD is a priority disease issue," said Slinker.  "Together they fully funded a research program for WSU and from here on it's time to get to work and develop some answers." 
WSU's veterinary college will launch an effort that includes, but is not limited to, continued collaboration with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), the Washington Department of Agriculture, Native American tribes and other national and international agencies that can lend expertise and field activities.
Protect Your Pet's Feet From Heat, Burns
Pullman - With temperatures nearing or surpassing the century mark in the Inland Northwest this week this prompts the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine to issue a hot pavement advisory for pets.
"Rarely do dog owners in the Inland Northwest need to be concerned about walking their pets on hot asphalt," explains Dr. Raelynn Farnsworth, head of the WSU veterinary teaching hospital's Community Practice Service. "But even in relatively mild temperatures, burns to a pet's pads can result if forced to walk on the hot surface."