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Equine Influenza Temporarily Closes Large Animal Hospital
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Oregon State University will not accept horses for anything but emergency services until at least Tuesday, Dec. 2, due to three diagnosed cases of equine influenza virus at the hospital.
Other than equine species, the situation will not affect the care of any other small or large animals at the hospital.
The three infected horses have been placed in isolation and are being monitored for signs of disease. Officials wish to emphasize that this is equine influenza virus, not equine herpes virus-1, a more serious disease that is often confused with the influenza virus.
Equine influenza is not transferable to humans or other animal species, but can spread rapidly among horses and other equine species
The Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital conducts clinical trials in conjunction with research on disease, diagnosis, and treatment of animals. Veterinarians are a crucial partner in furthering the quality of veterinary care by supporting this research through the referral of clients whose pets may be good candidates for clinical trials. View a current list of open clinical trials seeking participants.
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Trapped Animal Reporting
Pursuant to House Bill 3147 of 2001, the Oregon Legislative Assembly has directed that “Veterinarians licensed and practicing in Oregon shall report to the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, in a form established by the dean, incidences of treating animals purported to have been injured by a trapping device.” Veterinarians and veterinary technicians, according to this law, are immune from any civil or criminal liability from making such a report.