Lewisburg, W.Va. -- The American Veterinary Medical Association responded to reports that workers at a large turkey farm in southeastern West Virginia treated the birds inhumanely and were videotaped doing so.
Lafayette, Ind. -- The Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine is going to the dogs this summer, when the school teams with the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette to place decorated, life-size dog statues throughout the area in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the veterinary college and the 100th anniversary of the art museum.
Corvallis, Ore. -- Dr. Christopher Cebra, an Oregon State University (OSU) faculty member since 1997, recently was named the new head of the department of clinical sciences at the school's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Reno, Nev. -- Thousands of unadoptable wild horses in U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) holding facilities could be saved from possible euthanasia or slaughter if the agency decides to accept an offer from Madeleine Pickens, wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, to create a preserve where the horses could live out their lives.
Columbia, Mo. -- A new Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL) was dedicated earlier this month at the University of Missouri campus giving researchers the necessary tools to study emerging infectious diseases such as West Nile virus and tularemia, pathogens commonly found in Missouri.
Columbus, Ohio -- The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) has elected a new president, Dr. Michael D. Lairmore of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and a veterinarian with the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine.
Davis, Calif. -- A team of researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine say a gene mutation is responsible for high levels of uric acid, and sometimes bladder stones, in Dalmatians.