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Archive for the ‘Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory’ Category

VDL Joins Fight Against Food Contamination

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a massive egg recall when a salmonella outbreak at two major egg producers sickened 1,700 people. Contaminated chicken feed was the culprit. The FDA relies on a network of government agencies and laboratories to investigate and diagnose food contamination outbreaks and they have their hands […]

Equine Herpesvirus-1

Monday, June 6th, 2011

There has been a surge of diagnostic activity at the Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (OSU VDL) in the wake of the recent outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) infection and Equine Herpes Virus Myeloencephalopathy (EHM) in horses in the western United States. ┬áSamples from several areas of Oregon have been submitted to the OSU […]

NAHLN

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Korea is currently dealing with an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), a highly contagious viral infection of agricultural animals. Depopulation of infected and exposed animals forms the basis of control of FMD. Add to this the refusal by FMD-free countries to accept import of animal products originating from an affected region, and the […]

Convenience Surgeries: HSVMA talks to students about alternative therapies

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Oregon State University Chapter of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) hosted a lunch presentation last Monday on a very controversial topic: convenience surgeries. HSVMA veterinarian Dr. Brad Evergreen (class of 2004) came to discuss current surgeries that are performed, reasons why these procedures are unfavorable, and alternatives to these procedures. The presentation […]