About the OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine: The college serves the needs of Oregon, the nation and the world by training the next generation of practice-ready veterinarians, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and clinical services and supporting the continuing education of veterinary practitioners. Biomedical research conducted at the college increasingly expands the scope of veterinary medicine to address both animal health issues and the relevance of animal diseases to public health.

After medical testing at OSU veterinary hospital, Oregon Zoo tiger Bernadette happy & healthy

After diagnostic testing at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital, 6-year-old Amur tiger Bernadette from the Oregon Zoo is back to her healthy, playful self, zoo staff say.

First total ear canal removal surgery performed on Ella the pig at Oregon State veterinary hospital

Doctors at Oregon State University’s veterinary hospital performed the first known total ear canal ablation surgery on a pig last week, in consultation with a human ear doctor who previously operated on the lead veterinary surgeon’s ear.

OSU veterinary laboratory partnering with state to boost testing for chronic wasting disease in deer

Faster and more widespread testing for chronic wasting disease in deer is now possible due to a new partnership between the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

OSU research discovers probiotic combination drastically improves oyster larvae survival

Oyster larvae survival rates were significantly boosted by treating them with specific combinations of probiotics, Oregon State University researchers found in a recent study.

NSF grant to OSU researchers will aid development of antibody treatment for dogs with cancer

Researchers at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine are moving forward with developing a specialized antibody treatment for dogs with cancer, thanks to a recent grant from the National Science Foundation.

OSU’s family-friendly Pet Day event returns May 7 after 2-year pandemic hiatus

Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its community Pet Day event on Saturday, May 7. Leashed animals of all kinds are invited to attend with their humans.

Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at OSU names new director

Dr. Kurt Williams, a veterinary pathologist at Michigan State University, has been named director of the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Oregon State University, at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of the lab and its testing capabilities.

Oregon State Veterinary Diagnostic lab receives 3 grants to expand emergency response capacity

Three grants from the National Animal Health Laboratory Network will allow the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory housed at Oregon State University to continue to expand its role in responding to large disease outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest.

OSU study on African buffalo offers insights on persistence of highly contagious pathogens

A new Oregon State University study on foot-and-mouth disease among buffalo in South Africa could help explain how certain extremely contagious pathogens are able to persist and reach endemic stage in a population, long after they’ve burned through their initial pool of susceptible hosts.

Adding foliage to your chicken habitat may help increase growth, reduce infection, OSU study finds

A recent study from Oregon State University’s veterinary college found that planting hedgerows in pasture-raised chicken farms may reduce heat stress to help certain chicken breeds grow faster and increase their immune response to better enable them to fight off pathogens.

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