Flu vaccines aimed at younger populations could reduce transmission

A new analysis suggests that more flu vaccines should be given to children and young adults to reduce transmission, which would decrease overall deaths.

OSU study finds selenium added to alfalfa boosts calf growth, immunity

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.

Assay developed to rapidly detect disease that hurt oyster industry

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.

OSU treats horse for equine influenza; warns horse owners to be vigilant

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.

Ornamental fish industry faces problems with antibiotic resistance

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.

Can you really give your dog or cat the flu?

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.

West Nile virus activity on the increase in Oregon

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.