Tag Veterinary medicine

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab has new director, new direction

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.

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.

K-9 care

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.

Inside a ‘visionary’ lab

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

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.

UW program aims to update buildings so dairy cows can be happy

Wisconsin farmers consult with the UW's Nigel Cook, an expert in scientific treatment of dairy cows — which, Cook says, is sensible, humane ­­­­and profitable all at once.

Simpler detection for ketosis helps support state dairies

“Advances like KetoMonitor help us keep the herd healthy, and allow us to stay competitive,” says Roxbury dairy farmer Mitch Breunig. “That’s the kind of help we really need.”

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.”

UW identifies flu strain affecting NYC shelter cats as H7N2 influenza

"Influenza infection is unlikely in cats that have not had contact with cats from New York City’s Manhattan Animal Care Center," says a UW veterinary professor.