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Program Contact: Loren Imes, Master Gardener/Food Systems Coordinator
(360) 639-6059 •

Photo of two pigletsRaising Healthy Pigs

Did you know that feeding pigs human food scraps has the potential to introduce several serious diseases? If you are raising pigs or have thought about raising pigs, learn about important health concerns facing pigs, including Garbage Feeding and African Swine Fever.



Livestock Production

WSU Extension’s Animal Ag Team delivers educational programs and resources to aid livestock producers develop practices to respond to new opportunities, challenges and demands.

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Livestock Health

WSU Extension’s Veterinary Medicine Extension helps build connections between industry, producers, veterinarians, and students throughout the state of Washington. They offer a quarterly newsletter archived here.

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The WSDA offers numerous resources on the topic of livestock health at their website.

WSU Publications

Forage and Pasture

Educational Opportunities

Animal Sciences

WSU offers world‐class B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. graduate programs in the Department of Animal Sciences (AS). Learn more here.

Veterinary Medicine

WSU College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the nation’s top veterinary and biomedical colleges, and our distinguished faculty members are recognized as leaders in the field. Students work side-by-side with accomplished researchers in highly ranked programs for scientific investigation, clinical specialties, and diagnostic capabilities. Learn more here.

Continuing Education for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

Continuing Veterinary Medical Education is offered through WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Live in-person courses, workshops as well as on-demand courses are available. Visit their website for more information.