May 12, 2015
Philip Bochsler, chief of pathology at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL), has been selected as the lab’s next director. Bochsler will assume his new duties Monday, July 6.
April 17, 2015
Canine influenza outbreak
January 20, 2015
Each year, shelters across the country take in anywhere from 4 million to 8 million animals, and each year, 2 million to 5 million of those animals die, according to the most recent estimates from the Humane Society of the United States. Many of these deaths occur despite the efforts of well-meaning animal lovers, often due to lack of information — a problem Newbury is working to address in her role as director of the new SVM Shelter Medicine Program, which was created after the school raised more than $1.3 million in grants, outright gifts and pledges to help fund it into the future.
November 20, 2014
The influenza virus, like all viruses, is a hijacker. It quietly slips its way inside cells, steals the machinery inside to make more copies of itself, and then - having multiplied - bursts out of the cell to find others to infect.
October 7, 2014
The University of Wisconsin–Madison's Yoshihiro Kawaoka has been recognized as a 2014 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award recipient for his efforts to understand and prevent pandemic influenza.
August 8, 2014
They say blood is thicker than water. So much so, that even the volume of water in all of Madison's lakes is still too thin for Thomas McKenna, director of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL). After seven years in the role, he is officially retiring from the lab and moving to Massachusetts to be closer to his grown daughters.
July 9, 2014
When a dairy cow leaks milk, it can lead to variety of problems, from hygiene issues to infection. The condition is usually manageable, but for a show cow like Vertigo, it’s unacceptable.
June 11, 2014
An international team of researchers has shown that circulating avian influenza viruses contain all the genetic ingredients necessary to underpin the emergence of a virus similar to the deadly 1918 influenza virus.
July 10, 2013
The emerging H7N9 avian influenza virus responsible for at least 37 deaths in China has qualities that could potentially spark a global outbreak of flu, according to a new study published today (July 10, 2013) in the journal Nature.
March 12, 2013
Ten University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards.
March 7, 2013
In feudal-age Japan, cunning, unorthodox mercenaries known as ninjas were notorious for using disguise, deception, and stealth to infiltrate enemy fortifications. In the world of modern parasites, certain organisms - dubbed "ninja parasites" by Professor Timothy Yoshino - use similar tactics, in a biological and chemical sense, to trick their way past the immune systems of their hosts.
December 18, 2012
A UW–Madison initiative is one of only 22 accredited zoological medicine residency programs in the world, and its mission is to prepare veterinarians to effectively treat the increasing number of exotic pets, animals at zoos and aquaria, and injured and sick wildlife — and free-ranging wildlife as well.
September 27, 2012
Scores of trailers will begin rolling into Madison on Friday, Sept. 28, delivering 2,500 show cows to the Alliant Energy Center for the upcoming World Dairy Expo. But to prevent the spread of disease among the cattle, the health status of each animal must be verified before they are unloaded. Fortunately, volunteer students from the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine keep this process running as smoothly as possible.
June 27, 2012
Karen Moriello, a clinical professor at the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, has earned a devoted following among people who care for cats in animal shelters.
January 28, 2011
Anyone taking the recent, mysterious deaths of 200 steers in a Portage County, Wis., feedlot as a sign of the apocalypse can rest easy. The cows, according to the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, were done in by bad spuds.