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The persistence of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild and domestic birds through the summer months points to a likely rise in cases this fall, according to Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Director Keith Poulsen.
The cows returned to UW's Dairy Cattle Center on Sept. 1, five months after they were removed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without students on campus or research projects, the center was temporarily shuttered on March 27.
Following news in early August that 2019’s first case of Eastern equine encephalitis was detected in Wisconsin, another horse in Wisconsin was diagnosed with a separate disease called equine infectious anemia.
Nine dogs in two Oakland, California, animal shelters have tested positive for canine influenza. The UW School of Veterinary Medicine is working closely with the shelters to manage the cases and implement precautionary measures.
Two dogs recently transported from overseas to animal shelters and rescue groups in Wisconsin have tested positive for canine brucellosis. The UW–Madison Shelter Medicine Program is advising the shelters on quarantine procedures.
“In water, the surviving perch grow twice as fast, because they are smelling something that signals the presence of predators,” says researcher Terence Barry.
“His work embodied the Wisconsin Idea, seeking advances and solutions in the areas of health and agriculture," says a colleague. "He was also a man of integrity, who felt a deep sense of service and commitment."
“The shelter was on top of this very quickly,” says clinical assistant professor Sandra Newbury, who has been leading the response.
A University of Wisconsin–Madison group that discovered a way to improve survival in fish farms has begun to unravel the mechanism behind their unexpected finding.
Wisconsin farmers consult with the UW's Nigel Cook, an expert in scientific treatment of dairy cows — which, Cook says, is sensible, humane and profitable all at once.
A UW–Madison spinoff called Isomark is working to introduce a new infection-detection technology into hospital intensive care units.
Some Wisconsin cranberry farmers have started growing aronia, a fruit that is sometimes touted, in this nutrition-conscious era, as the "next superfruit." A UW–Madison spinoff is helping explain aronia's benefits.