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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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
"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.