In the fall of 2015, 10 American bison were reintroduced to Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space, beginning the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd. “They’re fascinating animals in a lot of ways,” said Jennifer Barfield, assistant professor at Colorado State University.
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Before calving starts, you want everything you might need on hand, and have all facilities and equipment functional and ready for use. A few calves may arrive early, so don’t wait till the last minute to get machinery or other equipment out of the calving barn or maternity pen if that’s where you stored or parked it.
Sometimes when Jennifer Barfield is having a bad day, she’ll drive north of her Colorado State University lab. “I’ll end up in a pasture,” she said.
he remains of nine dead animals were collected Saturday morning from a small farm property northeast of Greeley. The animals had been dead for several weeks and were removed following an order from the Colorado Department of Agriculture. All samples were sent to Colorado State University where they will be tested for the presence of infectious disease.
“If want to take your dog for a couple of hours of hiking in cold conditions, be prepared,” Dr. Ilan Frank says. “You need to carry food and water for the dog — even in winter conditions, they can get dehydrated.”
Sometimes, symptoms of a disease are obvious – think of the mass mortality events observed in crows infected with West Nile Virus (a mosquito-borne virus that can also cause febrile illness in humans), says Angela Bosco-Lauth, a virologist and veterinarian and at Colorado State University. Often, signs are much subtler – if they are there at all.
“Bart was exactly the perfect patient,” said Bart’s surgeon Lisa Bartner, a faculty neurologist at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Herniated discs are very common in French bulldogs and other breeds with short legs and long backs.
Christopher E. Kawcak brought in the debate between radiologists, sports medicine clinicians and surgeons at CSU about what is defined as osteoarthritis (OA). “I think it’s not so much the incidence has gone up, but [that] the definition has probably scaled a little bit over the last few years.”
As coronavirus (SARS CoV2) continues to wreak havoc across the globe, scientists from a variety of fields at CSU are bringing new ideas and adapting successful old ones to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. “All coronaviruses are of animal origin. This (SARS CoV 2) is the seventh coronavirus that has been identified,” said Professor Raymond Goodrich, Director of the Infectious Disease Research Center at Colorado State University.
In January, CSU announced new COVID-19 screening guidelines for the spring semester that require about 12,000 students, faculty and staff to be screened each week for COVID-19.