Tag School of Veterinary Medicine

New Faculty Focus: Neil Christensen

November 15, 2017

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

November 3, 2017

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

A little myelin goes a long way to restore nervous system function  

October 23, 2017

New research shows that in long-lived animals, renewed but thin myelin sheaths are enough to restore impaired nervous systems and can do so for years after the onset of disease.

Shelter Medicine, WVDL assist Dane County shelter with dog illness

September 9, 2017

“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

July 28, 2017

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

July 13, 2017

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

April 19, 2017

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

March 23, 2017

“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

January 26, 2017

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.

Boundless Together, Part 3

October 22, 2015

The third of four new commercials about UW–Madison will soon premier during a Badger football game. Learn more about the projects highlighted in the latest spot.

Study redefines role of estrogen in cervical cancer

June 8, 2015

Scientists have prior evidence that the hormone estrogen is a major driver in the growth of cervical cancer, but a new study examining genetic profiles of 128 clinical cases reached a surprising conclusion: Estrogen receptors all but vanish in cervical cancer tumors.