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WikiProject Veterinary medicine (Rated Project-class)
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There are lots of very interesting diseases of animals that could use a VETMED project. Anyone interested in getting it going again? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:21, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

I am very interested. Probably User:DrMicro might be also, although the two of us are at slight odds right now over his unduly large taxoboxes. Microbes, microbes, microbes is my area. --Kleopatra (talk) 00:36, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

I just wanted to stop by and wish you good luck in re-starting the project. Sometime ago I decided to re-activate a number of the Animal WikiProjects and with some help from other users it has been very successful and we now have a very large number of participants, if you need any help on how to go about re-starting the project please dont hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Good Luck ZooPro 02:16, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the offer, ZooPro. I have created a talk page archive, by years, as you suggested. --Kleopatra (talk) 03:49, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Count me in, at least for the horse articles! Been wanting to see more attention there for some time! We non-vets would love some folks with medical background to at least help us do some cleanup! Montanabw(talk) 02:23, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Great, Montanabw, I'm familiar with your editing through either a lot of the disease articles I monitor, or through horse articles. --Kleopatra (talk) 03:49, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
I'm in too, with the horse articles. I'm in the same boat as Montana - not a vet, but can help with general cleanup. Laminitis needs some help if you're looking for suggestions... :) Dana boomer (talk) 05:35, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I think it's a helpful boat to be in, editors with high interest in a topic who can contribute to the copyediting and monitoring of articles, even if you are not qualified to edit the technical aspects. I'm limited in vet med, except for diseases, mostly parasitic, but also some major viral, fungal, bacterial and prion diseases. I'm also challenged in spelling, although I try to spell check everything I submit. --Kleopatra (talk) 05:49, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
You have problems with spelling too? I am glad I will not be alone. I have good access to vet journals if anyone needs a copy of something they find on pubmed. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 04:19, 29 November 2010 (UTC)
Would be interested in helping too - I direct the WikiVet project which has lots of common interest with Wikipedia (we collaborate in the UK) and would be happy to share our content or review existing material - we would also value some help with our own site if you get a chance to take a look. Thanks Nick (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 14:28, 10 October 2014 (UTC)


I've put together a draft article and shared it on the Talk page asking a disinterested editor to take a look (I have a COI). user:MrBill3 took an at-a-glance look, but suggested I advertise on a relevant WikiProject. For the most part, the draft would clean up a lot of promotional-type material, however the area where my COI (and this WikiProject) is most relevant are some allegations of the pet food causing illness and death in pets. If anyone has a few minutes to take a look at this area in particular, I would greatly appreciate it. CorporateM (Talk) 16:54, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:48, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Expert attention[edit]

This is a notice about Category:Veterinary medicine articles needing expert attention, which might be of interest to your WikiProject. It will take a while before the category is populated. Iceblock (talk) 04:41, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Ebola Reston outbreaks[edit]

I was wondering if Reston virus shouldn't be split up. The initial outbreak is notable on its own, considering the book "The Hot Zone", and all the coverage surrounding the incident, so a 1989 Ebola Reston outbreak article would contain much of what is in the history section, (which would be replaced by a summary), similar to how the Ebola virus (Ebola Zaire) article is built, where the initial discovery outbreak is not part of the article.

There was also the 1996 Ebola Reston outbreak in Alice, Texas; that could support an article.

-- (talk) 22:55, 19 October 2014 (UTC)