Tag School of Veterinary Medicine

Human respiratory viruses continue to spread in wild chimpanzees

Less than two years after the first report of wild chimpanzees in Uganda dying as a result of a human “common cold” virus, a new study has identified two other respiratory viruses of human origin in chimpanzee groups in the same forest.

Wholly devoted: VetMed programs supports pets, empowers people

WisCARES was launched in 2014 to provide veterinary medical care, housing support and advocacy, and other social services to Dane County pet owners who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Cellular communication system in mice helps control female fertility

UW-Madison researchers have discovered that two genes work together to construct a cellular communication system in the ovaries of mice to maintain healthy eggs.

Local high school students participate in UW–Madison paid internship program

Seven high school students are working in UW–Madison's Small Animal Hospital as part of a new program that exposes high schoolers to careers and curriculum in the health sciences.

The bladder can regenerate like nobody’s business and now we know why

New research from the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine shows that non-bladder cells from a nearby anatomical structure called the Wolffian duct can actually help the bladder mend itself.

Ferguson back on his feet with UW’s help

Ferguson the miniature donkey is walking again after a veterinarian at the School of Veterinary Medicine amputated his deformed hoof, and a prosthetist fitted him with an artificial limb.

New Faculty Focus: Neil Christensen

Neil Christensen and other School of Veterinary Medicine researchers collaborate to study cancer in dogs in part to learn how to treat cancer in people.

New Faculty Focus: Fernando J. Marqués

Besides serving as a professor of large animal internal medicine, Marqués is a show jumping rider and instructor.

Shelter Medicine, WVDL assist Dane County shelter with dog illness

“The shelter was on top of this very quickly,” says clinical assistant professor Sandra Newbury, who has been leading the response.

Mosquito-spread encephalitis found in Wisconsin horses

A wet and warm summer — much like last year, when EEE virus infected 18 horses in 11 Wisconsin counties — makes for good mosquito habitat and conditions conducive to the spread of viruses like EEE and West Nile virus.

Study reveals interplay of an African bat, a parasite and a virus

The role of bat parasites in maintaining chains of viral infection is little studied, and the new study serves up some intriguing insights into how viruses co-opt parasites to help do the dirty work of disease transmission.

Natural experiment, dogged investigation, yield clue to devastating neurological disease

After a 29-year quest, Ian Duncan, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has finally pinpointed the cause of a serious neurologic disease in a colony of rats.

Health care is for the police dogs of Wisconsin, too

“It helped us save his career,” says a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy. “He’s bounced back to a point where he seems better than he was as a puppy.”

CDC awards $10 million for insect borne disease center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $10 million to a consortium of Midwestern universities to establish a new research and training program to stem the spread of disease carried by vectors like ticks and mosquitoes.