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Six weeks after veterinarians performed groundbreaking surgery on the northern sea otter dubbed Aialik, the patient is doing better than anyone dared dream.

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Researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Georgia have developed an improved, more efficient method to test for barber pole worms, the most serious of the parasitic worms in sheep. The test will help sheep ranchers deal with worms more quickly and effectively, optimize their management practices, and sometimes avoid costly therapies.

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A retired military dog is recovering after undergoing a unique type of stem cell therapy at Oregon State University's College of Veterinary Medicine

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01/20/2011
OSU aquatic veterinarian is the good doctor for fish in captivity (Oregon's Agricultural Progress)

NEWPORT, Ore. - Suddenly Pebbles stops breathing. Worried, Miller-Morgan quickly lifts her out of the sedative-laced bath and puts her into water without the tranquilizing drug.

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NEWPORT, Ore. - The clock starts ticking Saturday at the Animal Medical Care clinic moments before 9 a.m. On the table is Aialik, a 12-year-old sea otter

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Dr. Shawn Thomas, the clinic's owner and only staff veterinarian, designed and with the help of friends and family built out the clinic, which he filled with state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment.

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12/02/2010
Nature study: Loss of biodiversity can increase disease transmission (OSU News & Research Communication)

The loss of biodiversity in ecosystems ranging from marine coral reefs to terrestrial forests can increase the transmission of infectious diseases in humans, other animals and plants, according to a new scientific analysis just published in the journal Nature. Also See the journal Nature

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"We're concerned, as many other states are," he said. "Every statistic indicates there are fewer and fewer students who are graduating who have an interest in food-supply medicine. There is an anticipated shortage of veterinarians."

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11/05/2010
Rise in sea lion deaths traced to disease (Gazette-Times)

Rice and his colleagues at the stranding network have sent dozens of dead animals to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in OSU's College of Veterinary Medicine. And though not all of the animals have tested positive, many showed clear signs of leptospirosis, which raises concern about human health. Also see OSU News and Research Communication

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Their persistence brought Holly from Washington to Oregon State University's Small Animal Clinic where the surgical staff was prepared to perform a rarely occurring surgery to remove the cancerous tumor and save Holly's leg.

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