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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.
UW–Madison veterinarian Keith Poulsen will head the agency, which plays a critical role in preserving animal health and the integrity of the state’s animal production industry.
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.
A student-run UW veterinary medical training program for Wisconsin police officer-K-9 teams took place as part of a larger technical training program at Camp Randall Stadium June 6. The session provided officers with training on taking vitals, CPR, K-9 first aid, and recognizing emergency situations such as heat stroke in their K-9 partners.
Through careful analysis of their bank of 58,000 ocular samples from a wide range of species, the veterinarians of the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin at UW–Madison look to improve vision and eye health in animals. BTN LiveBIG video
“The shelter was on top of this very quickly,” says clinical assistant professor Sandra Newbury, who has been leading the response.
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.