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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, is instructed to walk on the underwater treadmill.

A dog’s recovery through a ruff time

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2021

Maddie, a 13-year-old lab mix, obtained a fracture in her elbow as a puppy. Her elbow healed, but she later developed arthritis. Thanks to the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Maddie’s quality of life...

Elk housed by the College of Veterinary Medicine are being tested for elk hoof disease transmission. The disease causes skin from the hoof to painfully slough off.

These hooves weren’t made for walking

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2021

WSU researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine recently discovered that elk hoof disease can be transmitted between elk that share the same soil.  Elk hoof disease causes sores to appear on...

Veterinary intern Dr. John Winter holds a Western painted turtle Wednesday afternoon outside the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Western painted turtle recovers at WSU vet hospital

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 26, 2021

Wildlife veterinarians at WSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital are helping a Western painted turtle recover from an animal attack that tore through its shell and soft tissue.  A good Samaritan found...

Ivermectin interacts with other prescription drugs, which is why people should not consume it unless it has been prescribed to them by their healthcare provider.

‘With a regular dose, you could go into a coma’

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter August 30, 2021

Purchases of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 have increased rapidly since July, according to an Aug. 26 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ivermectin is a deworming agent...

First-year veterinary student Jace Enwards receives his white coat from Dr. Rick DeBowes, Washington State Veterinary Medical Association president, at the ceremony Thursday afternoon in Beasley Coliseum.

College of Veterinary Medicine hosts 22nd annual White Coat Ceremony

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor August 22, 2021

WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine held its 22nd annual White Coat Ceremony on Thursday, honoring the class of 2025. Since 1999, the College of Veterinary Medicine has been welcoming new students...

HoneyBees owner Molly Mansfield said the surgical team gave HoneyBee a bandana that says “ICU SUPER COUG.”

‘ICU SUPER COUG’: Retired show cat recovering from brain surgery

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 9, 2020

HoneyBee, a 10-year-old retired purebred Maine Coon show cat, sat comfortably in her owners’ car on June 11 with an “ICU SUPER COUG” bandana around her neck. This was the same day HoneyBee was discharged...

Survey participants reported looking forward to spending time with their pets each day. No one reported taking care of a pet felt like extra work.

Survey finds pandemic strengthens bonds between humans, pets

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 16, 2020

Humans are relying more on their pets for companionship, hope and a sense of purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent surveys about human-animal interactions. A team of five researchers,...

Household pets like dogs, cats, hamsters and ferrets are being tested for COVID-19. In order to be tested, the animals have to be from a household where at least one person has tested positive for the virus.

Researchers study how often household pets contract COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 4, 2020

WSU researchers, in cooperation with University of Washington's Center for One Health Research, are studying how often household pets can contract COVID-19.  Katie Kuehl, veterinarian and shelter medicine...

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