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Avian influenza persists as migration peaks

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.

Study evaluates accuracy of tests for Bartonella infection in dogs

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.”

Study finds evidence of Bartonella infection in schizophrenia patients

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.

Growth continues for veterinary clinic supporting homeless and low-income pet owners

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.

Two different equine diseases detected in Wisconsin in recent weeks

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.

UW Shelter Medicine assists with cases of influenza in shelter dogs

June 21, 2019

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.