Veterinary Medicine

An evolving animal health emergency

More than 52 million birds in the U.S. have been affected by an outbreak of avian influenza. Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine are supporting Pennsylvania’s diagnostic work and launching new investigations to better understand the virus.

Katherine Unger Baillie

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In the News

Lancaster Farming

Coryza, an avian influenza lookalike, lingers in Lancaster

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine outlines the symptoms and signs of infectious coryza, an avian influenza lookalike.


USA Today

Xylazine, an animal tranquilizer, is a new threat in the opioid epidemic: What we know

Bernd Driessen of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that xylazine is most commonly used in cattle since it’s one of the few sedatives studied in food animals.


Lancaster Farming

Everything farmers need to know about composting animal mortalities

The New Bolton Center at the School of Veterinary Medicine is noted for having an alkaline digester that can safely compost animal mortalities.


Horse Illustrated

Stable vices vs. coping mechanisms

Sue McDonnell of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that a horse who’s exhibiting an undesirable behavior or stable vice isn’t necessarily behaving badly.


Fox43 (Harrisburg)

Have you seen a flock of turkeys? The Game Commission wants to know

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s Wildlife Futures Program is contributing to studies of movement dynamics, disease prevalence, and landscape variations in turkey populations.



Bomb-sniffing dogs are in short supply across the U.S.

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine says that the U.S.’s answer to the bomb-sniffing dog shortage should be to breed them domestically rather than importing from Europe.