Research helps shed light on global burden of animal disease
Across the globe, families depend on livestock animals for milk, meat, eggs, even muscle power.
But when a valuable cow or sheep gets sick, farm families face a stark burden affecting not just their herd’s survival, but human health and potential losses for years to come.
President, provost host Veterinary Medicine town hall
The Town Halls 2018 series continues Monday, Oct. 1, with a session for faculty, staff and students from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Research to help water flow more freely to farms, fish, people
New technology and management approaches could help the West’s precious water flow more efficiently for farmers, residents and fish, thanks to pioneering work by scientists at Washington State University.
WSU’s new WADDL facility to support animal and human health
Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine broke ground today on a new facility for the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL)
WSU to break ground on new lab
After 11 years, construction of the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory is expected to start next month
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
New WSU disease surveillance research points to targeted vaccination campaigns to fight endemic foot-and-mouth disease in rural East African cattle
Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a highly infectious disease of cattle that is responsible for causing considerable nutritional and economic insecurity in many developing countries with an estimated US$2.3 billion impact. FMD is endemic in much of Africa, including East Africa where Washington State University Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health (WSU) researchers are working to find solutions to the frequent outbreaks of the disease that affect rural household cattle.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Rabies Elimination: Community Led Delivery of Dog Vaccines is Key
Canine–mediated human rabies has the highest case fatality rate of any known infectious disease and kills approximately 59,000 people annually, mostly children, with millions more saved only by costly post–exposure prophylaxis (PEP). The vast majority of human rabies fatalities occur in Africa and Asia, where access to PEP is limited.
10 Years: WSU’s Global Animal Health pursues ‘One World. One Health.’
When people have adequate sanitation and clean water, and the animals they raise for food are free from disease, those people not only are healthier, but they have improved opportunities in life through higher income, better education and overall well-being. That is One Health.