DAVIS, CALIF. - 9/8/06 - Corvids, including American crows, Yellow-billed Magpies, Western scrub-jays and other members of the Corvidae family, serve as the primary reservoirs or incubators for the mosquito-borne virus, according to research entomologist William Reisen of the Center for Vectorborne Diseases (also known as CVEC), a unit of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
ITHACA, N.Y. - 9/5/06 - The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine plans to build a 126,000 square foot Animal Health Diagnostic Center to replace existing facilities. The new center is expected to be completed in 2010.
COLUMBIA, MO. - 8/22/06 - The number of equine West Nile virus cases as of Aug. 15, surpassed the number recorded for the entire season last year, according to Gayle Johnson, DVM, University of Missouri-Columbia (MU).
Madison, Wis. - 08/08/06 - The veterinary medical building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) collected about 6 inches of water after a recent flash flood. The storms severed a water pipe, contributed to roof leaks and flooded the school's loading dock as well as its basement.
ROCKVILLE, MD. - 08/03/06 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans to hold a public meeting Sept. 12 to present a work-in-progress method for ranking feed contaminants according to the relative risks they pose to animal and human health.
FORT COLLINS, COLO - 08/02/06 - A $1-million gift to Colorado State University's equine veterinary programs will be evenly split between the university's Gail Holmes Equine Orthopaedic Research Center and the Equine Reproduction Laboratory.
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. - 7/10/06 -The plate and many of the screws that had been inserted into Barbaro's injured hind leg were replaced Saturday by Dr. Dean Richardson, chief of surgery, University of Pennsylvania.