Maura Mansfield, a graduate of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, will host a new monthly “Pet Confidential” webcast coming to Manitowoc Public Library’s Facebook page.
Director of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Keith Poulsen spoke about the importance of taking a “One Health” perspective in collaborating human and animal health to combat obstacles in COVID-19 testing. WVDL and WSHL are beginning to work on collaborative research to better understand the future and present impacts of COVID-19 on the population.
Director of the Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Sandra Newbury, who has been conducting research on how COVID-19 impacts animals, stressed that the news is no reason to panic. “We really don’t want people to freak out in general,” Newbury said. “In fact, it looks like dogs are not very good hosts for the virus … Most dogs that have tested positive have been asymptomatic.”
There have been more than 400 cases of chronic wasting disease at Wisconsin deer farms and hunting ranches since it was first detected in the state almost two decades ago. But more than a quarter of those were reported in just over the last year, according to newly released state data. DATCP State Veterinarian Darlene Konkle said the agency is concerned and keeping track of CWD positives on captive deer operations.
David D. Frisbie, esteemed orthopaedic surgeon, researcher and professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University, in Fort Collins, was installed as president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners at the organization’s 65th Annual Convention, now underway in Denver, Colo. A 1992 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine, in Madison, Frisbie completed a surgical internship at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, followed by a surgical residency and master’s degree in joint pathobiology at CSU, where he joined the faculty as an assistant professor of equine surgery in 1999.
It is a tough time for pet owners when they have to say goodbye to their furry friends. The Green Bay and Allouez Animal Hospital hopes to make what can be a heartbreaking experience a beautiful one by offering in-home pet euthanasia services. "I remember the day I came to the house to help Camp and his family, and I get chills talking about it," said Dr. Becky Krull.