Number of Standing Surgical Procedures in Horses Continues To Grow

Posted on Horsetalk
The number and types of standing surgical procedures that can be safely completed on the horse continue to grow, writes Kayla Le in the latest edition of Equine Disease Quarterly. “Standing surgery allows for expanded treatment options that may not have been previously possible due to risks associated with general anesthesia,” says Le, with the Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

How the Global Donkey Skin Trade Risks Spreading Deadly Diseases

Posted on National Geographic
“The report draws attention to a form of international trade and movement that most people don’t know about,” says Tony Goldberg, an epidemiologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who was not involved in the research. “It’s becoming increasingly apparent that globalization is not only a problem for human diseases but also animal diseases.”

WisCARES Vets for Homeless Pets in High Demand as Colder Weather Approaches

Posted on News 3
With the cold weather of winter, people experiencing homelessness in the area struggle to find warm shelter, and some have cats or dogs with them. One non-profit in Madison has offered care and shelter to those animals, but the group is having trouble keeping up. Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services, or WisCares, is a partnership program with the University of Wisconsin.

$135K Donation Supports Access to Care in ‘Veterinary Desert’

Posted on Veterinary Practice News
Pets residing in one of America’s “veterinary deserts” are set to have improved access to care, thanks to an industry donation. The Wisconsin Companion Animal Resources, Education, and Social Services (WisCARES) has received two grants totaling $135,000 from PetSmart Charities. The funding will support the program’s continued mission of providing low-cost veterinary care to pet owners experiencing homelessness and financial difficulty in South Madison, Wisc.

Making Space for Everyone

Posted on Hoard's Dairyman
One really great resource available to dairy farmers comes from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine’s Dairyland Initiative. At this website, you will find recommendations for everything from stall and alleyway dimensions to manure capacity needs and more. By following guidelines such as these and identifying your herd size goals, you can hopefully design a barn that will work for your cows now and into the future.

A Genetic Test for Cruciate Ligament Rupture Risk in the Labrador Retriever

Posted on The Canine Chronicle
Certain breeds, such as the Labrador Retriever, Rottweiler, and Newfoundland are at higher risk of cruciate ligament rupture, indicating a genetic influence on disease development. But which genes are involved and how much impact do they have on an individual dog’s risk of cruciate ligament rupture? Investigators at the University of Wisconsin set out to answer these questions with funding from the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF).