September 19, 2022
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.
July 15, 2021
The results could help improve diagnostic techniques applicable to both companion animals and people, addressing “a big open question in veterinary medicine.”
April 19, 2021
Since the early 2000s, viral hemorrhagic septicemia has caused deaths in more than 30 fish species in the Great Lakes region.
March 25, 2021
The research led by Erin Lashnits was, by design, not able to demonstrate a causal link between Bartonella infection and schizophrenia, but a larger study is planned to see whether the preliminary results are borne out.
February 10, 2021
The study suggests that the bacterial group Sarcina may be more common, and capable of more serious infections, than previously thought. Yet there is little concern over animal-to-human transmission, and for now the disease remains rare in humans.
November 16, 2020
A gene that cured a man of HIV a decade ago has been successfully added to developing monkey embryos in an effort to study more potential treatments for the disease.
November 5, 2020
A family tree of more than 200 variations in the virus that causes COVID-19 helps explain why two Wisconsin counties had such different early experiences with the pandemic.
October 7, 2020
Neither of the new viruses is known to infect people, but the findings reinforce the important work scientists are undertaking to study the effects of a changing environment on human and animal diseases.
September 22, 2020
Researchers believe the same approach can be applied to several other respiratory pathogens, including the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
July 10, 2020
Filarial nematodes infect hundreds of millions of people, causing diseases such as river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis, a severe swelling of the limbs.
June 22, 2020
The animals are useful to researchers trying to understand SARS-CoV-2 and in the evaluation of vaccines, treatments and drugs against the disease it causes.
May 13, 2020
Researchers advise that people with symptoms avoid contact with cats, and cat owners should keep their pets indoors to limit contact with other people and animals.
February 28, 2020
The clinic has relocated to a larger facility and added surgical and dentistry procedures to their roster of veterinary medical services and an x-ray unit and in-house laboratory testing. A grant will allow the hiring of additional staff, support low- to no-cost veterinary care for Dane County pets, and facilitate additional training and education of School of Veterinary Medicine students.
February 11, 2020
Within the next few weeks, an interdisciplinary team of UW scientists hopes to begin studies of 2019-nCoV to "erect more barriers to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future.”
October 25, 2019
As a Wisconsin native and UW alumnus, USAID Administrator Mark Green understands the breadth of expertise that exists at UW–Madison. His knowledge of the UW's academic range brought him to campus for a discussion about how USAID and the university can work together.
August 14, 2019
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.
July 24, 2019
The goal is "helping physicians and PhD researchers see that many of the diseases they study also occur in animals, and what veterinarians know ... can help advance treatment in people."
July 12, 2019
Hannah Carey, a researcher who studies hibernating mammals, is the new president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.