Stories indexed under: School of Veterinary Medicine

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  • Dairyland Initiative outreach Grant generates increased access, network training to Dairyland Initiative July 23, 2014 The Dairyland Initiative - a UW School of Veterinary Medicine outreach program that works with farmers to optimize cow comfort, health and milk production - has received a renewal grant of $50,000 from the Dean Foods Foundation. The grant will allow the initiative to continue providing free access to its web-based resources for dairy farmers across the country and create a network of trained, certified consultants for planning and facilitating new welfare-friendly designs.
  • Christopher Olsen Symposium links human, animal, environmental health March 28, 2014 The Global Health Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison reflects a decade of interdisciplinary global health work on campus, says Dr. Christopher Olsen, this year's keynote speaker.
  • Photo: Masatoshi Suzuki Researchers discover new way to make muscle cells from human stem cells March 21, 2014 As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of skeletal muscle cells and muscle progenitors from human stem cells.
  • Photo: Mahal the orangutan Famed Milwaukee County Zoo orangutan’s death caused by strange infection Feb. 27, 2014 Mahal, the young orangutan who became a star of the Milwaukee County Zoo and an emblem of survival for a dwindling species, led an extraordinary life. It turns out, the young ape died an extraordinary death, too.
  • Flu lab and Kawaoka UW-Madison flu expert recognized for research excellence Feb. 3, 2014 Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a professor of virology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine known for his groundbreaking work on influenza, has received the 2014 Excellence in Research Award from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC).
  • Microscopic image of myelinated axons Study identifies gene mutation as cause of canine tremor disorder Jan. 7, 2014 Weimaraners – sleek, athletic dogs originally bred for hunting - are known for their striking, silver-tinged coats. Unfortunately, they also are known for a rare tremor disorder reported widely throughout North America and Europe.
  • Photo: African children's feet in flip-flops Making a better flip-flop to overcome illiteracy and disease Dec. 13, 2013 In many parts of the world, a good share of the population wears flip-flops. In America, the candy-colored sandals are a ubiquitous herald of summer. In rural Uganda, kids wear them, adult men and moms wear them whether they're bopping around the compound, working in the fields or getting water.
  • Photo: Dörte Döpfer Vet med scientists find better, safer treatments for hoof disease in cattle Nov. 8, 2013 For almost 40 years, digital dermatitis has plagued cattle throughout the world. Also called heel warts, these painful hoof lesions limit the amount of time cows can stand and feed, which can hinder animal welfare and food production. The disease can be found on almost every beef and dairy farm in North America, so it has a significant economic impact on those industries in the United States.
  • Photo: notes on bulletin board Wall of notes with words of advice greets veterinary students Aug. 27, 2013 “Sleep, breathe and laugh!” may seem more like a list of involuntary functions than advice. But the hustle of graduate school can make students in general, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine’s incoming Class of 2017 in particular, forget about the little things.
  • Photo: interior of dairy barn Grant funds free nationwide access to Dairyland Initiative for farmers Aug. 6, 2013 The Dairyland Initiative, a UW School of Veterinary Medicine outreach program that works with farmers to optimize cow comfort, health, and milk production, has received a $50,000 grant from the Dean Foods Foundation to make its Web-based resources available at no cost to dairy farmers across the country.
  • Engineered stem cell advance points toward treatment for ALS May 28, 2013 MADISON, Wis. — Transplantation of human stem cells in an experiment conducted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison improved survival and muscle function in rats used to model ALS, a nerve disease that destroys nerve control of muscles, causing death by respiratory failure.
  • UW Veterinary Care dentists to provide free exams for service dogs May 17, 2013 UW Veterinary Care will participate in the second annual American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) Service Dog Oral Healthcare Exam program during June.
  • UW flu expert elected to National Academy of Sciences May 1, 2013 Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a professor of pathobiological sciences in the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and leading expert on influenza, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS).
  • School of Veterinary Medicine, UW Veterinary Care to hold open house March 25, 2013 The UW School of Veterinary Medicine and UW Veterinary Care, the school's veterinary medical teaching hospital, will host an open house on Sunday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Finding challenges accepted view of MS: Unexpectedly, damaged nerve fibers survive Feb. 5, 2013 Multiple sclerosis, a brain disease that affects over 400,000 Americans, causes movement difficulties and many neurologic symptoms. MS has two key elements: The nerves that direct muscular movement lose their electrical insulation (the myelin sheath) and cannot transmit signals as effectively. And many of the long nerve fibers, called axons, degenerate.
  • Photo: Pug dog Four-legged patients – and their blood donors Jan. 29, 2013 Where do life-saving blood products come from when an animal is in dire need?
  • Class explores worldwide picture for AIDS, HIV Nov. 29, 2012 "This is an important time in HIV research," Matt Reynolds, an HIV researcher at University of Wisconsin-Madison, tells an undergraduate class on the Monday morning after Thanksgiving.
  • West Nile's 'super spreader:' How about the American robin? Aug. 23, 2012 The 2012 outbreak of West Nile virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, promises to be the largest since the disease was first detected in the United States 13 years ago.
  • New vet med dean discusses his priorities Aug. 7, 2012 Newly appointed School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Mark D. Markel spoke with Inside UW-Madison about his priorities and challenges for Wisconsin veterinary medical education and scholarship.
  • Markel to lead UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Aug. 2, 2012 Mark D. Markel, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of medical sciences and associate dean for advancement in the university's School of Veterinary Medicine, has been chosen to lead the school. He will be the third dean in the school's 29-year history.