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Thursday, May 28, 2015

College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus gives gift of lab space to Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases
A Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine alumnushas provided a sustaining annual gift of biosecurity level-2 laboratory space for use by the college's new Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Test for new canine influenza strain available at university
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has a new test that can identify the new strain of canine influenza and will help determine if the virus is mutating.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

K-State Salina expands Discover Programs to include high school students
Summer is learning time for kids at Kansas State University Salina, where its Discover Programs have been expanded to include high school students.

Senior leaders: Blue Key selects members for 2015-2016
Kansas State University's senior leadership honor society, Blue Key, has selected new members for the coming school year.



Expert focus

Jürgen Richt

Juergen RichtJürgen Richt, DVM, can discuss the return of the avian flu to the Midwest. 

The newly mutated avian influenza viruses that are now being spread by free-flying ducks, geese and shorebirds to turkeys and chickens on commercial farms. It also is infecting large numbers of poultry and wild birds. Millions of turkeys and chickens have been killed in the past few months in an ongoing attempt to control the virus spread. These new avian flu influenza viruses do not pose a significant risk to humans.

Richt is a Regents distinguished professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, a university distinguished professor, a Kansas Bioscience Authority eminent scholar, and director of the Department of Homeland Security's Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases. 

Richt can be contacted at 785-532-2793 or jricht@k-state.edu.

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