animal health

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A horse was recently transported from Coos Bay with an acute case of equine herpes virus. While naturally occurring and common in horses, a mutated, neurotropic form of the virus can cause severe problems if untreated.

Erica McKenzie is a professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine at OSU.

Discovery Of A Tick Saves A Dog’s Life

May 26, 2016
DoveLewis Animal Hospital

DoveLewis Animal Hospital in Portland was scheduled to euthanize 10-year-old Sheltie Ollie after a week of quickly deteriorating health. But the discovery of a small tick saved the dog’s life.

 

His owners had taken a trip to the Umpqua River, but noticed after their return that Ollie became increasingly lethargic. Soon, he  couldn’t even eat without being hand fed.

 

Canine Influenza Confirmed In Washington

Jan 26, 2016
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The Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (WADDL) has confirmed that two dogs are infected with the H3N2 virus, one of two types of influenza A virus that can infect dogs. The other is H3N8. Both cause an upper respiratory illness that is similar to other bacteria and cold viruses and include mild to moderate cold or flu-like symptoms.

Though H3N2 is highly contagious between canines, most dogs will recover successfully in a week to 10 days.

Oregon could become the first state in the nation to ban the declawing of cats in most circumstances.

Idaho Fish and Game

A dog in Ada County has tested positive for plague. It’s the first canine case of the bacterial disease since officials reported an outbreak in ground squirrels south of Boise two weeks ago. No human cases have been discovered.