A new analysis suggests that more flu vaccines should be given to children and young adults to reduce transmission, which would decrease overall deaths.
A study by OSU researchers found that adding selenium to fields planted with alfalfa allows the forage crop to “take up” the important mineral in its tissues, providing better feed for livestock.
Scientists have created a new assay to detect a toxin that has caused enormous losses in the Pacific Northwest oyster industry, which should ultimately help oyster growers reduce future losses.
A horse from Eastern Oregon that was referred to OSU’s veterinary teaching hospital because of illness has been diagnosed with equine influenza virus, a highly contagious respiratory disease in horses.
The ornamental fish industry is facing increasing concerns with antibiotic-resistant diseases, raising problems for that industry as well as questions about human health impact.
Research suggests that humans not only can pass the flu to other people, but also to their pet cats and dogs - a risk that is poorly understood and needs more analysis.
Two human cases of West Nile virus were reported this week and the highest levels of WNV is confirmed in mosquitoes since 2009, according to OSU's Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.
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