Sheep

Sheep at a UofI barn that WSU CVM students work with, shown on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in Moscow. (College of Veterinary Medicine/Ted S. Warren)
  • Club Lamb Fungus (Sheep Ringworm)—Winter precautions Sheep dermatophytosis (wool rot, lumpy wool, sheep ringworm) is commonly referred to as club lamb fungus. There has been an increase in prevalence over recent years due to the popularity of sheep exhibitions without a concurrent expansion of biosecurity protocols.
  • Johne’s disease Recently a case presented to WADDL that served as a reminder of the challenges related to managing Johne’s disease within goat herds.
  • Nutritional demands of pregnancy Interesting background on the differences in nutritional needs between small ruminants and cattle.
  • WSU College of Veterinary Medicine senior paper highlights Title: Regenerative agriculture: A veterinary guide to integrative control of GI parasites in pastured Livestock.Lop, lop, snip, snip, sizzle. That’s gotta hurt! How are we doing managing pain in cattle.Title: Common diseases in backyard flocks: Laying hens.Title: Differential gene expression in peripheral leukocytes of pre-weaned Holstein heifer calves with respiratory disease.Title: Comparative diagnoses of respiratory disease in preweaned dairy calves using sequential thoracic ultrasonography and clinical respiratory scoring.
  • Transition of over-the-counter medically important antimicrobials for animals to prescription status Per the FDA, the successful implementation of GFI #263 is an encouraging demonstration of the commitment of animal drug sponsors and veterinarians to support the judicious use of antimicrobials in animals.
  • This virus isn’t horsing around! A review of the US Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) outbreak, Canadian export restrictions, and the importance of this reportable disease By Dr. Dana R Dobbs, Field Veterinarian and Marissa Nelson, Animal Health Technician Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • WSU ag senior paper highlights, summer 2023 Title: Regenerative Agriculture: A veterinary guide to integrative control of GI parasites in pastured livestock.Title: Lop, lop, snip, snip, sizzle. That’s gotta hurt! How are we doing managing pain in cattle.Title: Common diseases in backyard flocks: Laying hens.Differential gene expression in peripheral leukocytes of pre-weaned Holstein heifer calves with respiratory disease.Title: Regulatory involvement throughout highly pathogenic Avian Influenza outbreak.Title: Comparative diagnoses of respiratory disease in preweaned dairy calves using sequential thoracic ultrasonography and clinical respiratory scoring.
  • Reserve Veterinary Corps The Reserve Veterinary Corps is a body of volunteers willing to help WSDA respond to a crisis affecting animals in our state.
  • Strongyle nematode control in small ruminants By Dr. Laura Williams, Parasitology Section Head, Washington Animal Disease Diagnostics Laboratory
  • Bluetongue virus in sheep Bluetongue virus, or BTV, is an orbivirus. There are 26 known serotypes that infect ruminants including cattle, sheep, goats, wildlife (deer), and new world camelids.
  • Antimicrobial resistance risks and stewardship Some of the recent risk assessments for the claim that food animal antimicrobial use (AMU) is a problem, highlight current antimicrobial uses in dairy cattle, risks for AMR, and focus on areas for improvement of antimicrobial stewardship in the dairy industry.
  • Caring for livestock after a wildfire Like humans, livestock also face health risks from wildfires. Animals suffering pain, shock, and long-lasting complications from burns or inhaling smoke particles are concerns for livestock owners.