More horses found with Equine Herpes Virus, including most serious form

Three more Oregon horses have been found to be infected with Equine Herpes Virus 1, including one with the most serious form of this virus that tends to cause neurological damage.

Faster method to spay cats found to be safe, effective

A study by an OSU veterinary doctor confirms that a new type of surgery could speed up the ability to spay cats and help reduce the problem of homeless pets around the nation.

Unwanted impact of antibiotics broader, more complex than previously known

New research has helped to explain the megative impact of antibiotics on a wide range of health issues, and suggest the issue is broader than realized.

Deworming programs in animal, human populations may have unwanted impacts

A study of infectious disease suggests that some treatments meant to help, such as deworming, may aid individuals but do so at the expense of the herd - both in animals and humans.

"Glowing" new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery, also kills remaining malignant cells

A new system developed at OSU may improve the efficacy of cancer surgery through the use of phototherapy and a technique that "illuminates" the tumor.

Biomarker could provide early warning of kidney disease in cats

A new biomarker has been identified that will give pet owners more advance notice that their cats may be suffering from kidney disease, a common cause of death for cats

Virulent bacteria affecting oysters found to be a case of mistaken identity

Researchers have discovered that the bacteria causing problems for oysters on the Pacific Northwest coast is not the pathogen they believed it was - but instead, one that's even more deadly.

Hygienic funerals, better protection for health workers offer best chance to stop Ebola

Researchers from OSU and Yale University have outlined in the journal Science the steps they feel are most effectively going to contain the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Compound from hops aids cognitive function in young animals

A compound found in hobs and beer can improve cognitive function in young mice, and continues to be of interest to scientists studying the impacts of aging on health and memory.

Use of dengue vaccine may cause short-term spikes in its prevalence

A vaccine for dengue fever or some other diseases like it could actually cause temporary spikes in incidence of the disease in the first years after they are used.