College of Veterinary Medicine

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Another Bit of Veterinary History

by Bryan 12. June 2009 07:00

Here's another in what I think will become occasional posts about the history of our college and/or the veterinary profession.

Some of you may remember an incident from the late 1960s in which thousands of sheep were killed in Utah by a military nerve gas test gone awry.  The veterinarian who had a prominent role in sleuthing out the cause of this died recently.  In the end, careful and dogged action by Dr. Osguthorpe exposed the aerial testing of nerve gas agents on the Dugway Proving Ground. 

The obituary linked to above also has other details about a most interesting life.

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