UW–Madison, Local Startup Testing a One-Two Punch Against Hard-To-Heal Wounds

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Millions of people with severe burns or diabetic skin ulcers could benefit from an experimental enhancement to a next-generation covering that is already healing difficult wounds. A $1.5 million, two-year Small Business Innovation Research grant announced today will test whether adding gallium metal ions to an ultra-thin material carrying antimicrobial silver can defeat the “biofilms” that shield bacteria from antibiotics. Under the new grant, silver plus gallium will be tested on full-thickness wounds in the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Emergency Surgery for Periwinkle the Blue Crane

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This story is republished with permission from the International Crane Foundation. View the original story Periwinkle, a 7-year-old female Blue Crane, received a life-saving surgery at UW Veterinary Care, the teaching hospital at the University …

Close up picture of a beautiful young red fox in exam room.

A Wildlife Win-Win

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From a badger to bald eagle, new partnership yields advanced veterinary care for the animals of a Wisconsin educational center – and broader learning opportunities for SVM clinical trainees. As the temperature hovers around 20 …

New Faculty Focus: Neil Christensen

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Studying cancer in dogs can help us learn how to treat cancer in people, says Neil Christensen about his work in the School of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys experiencing small-town Wisconsin by motorcycle. “This is a beautiful state, especially once you get off the interstates.”
Kim Sherman is shown sitting in exam room with eye exam equipment next to her.

Sherman Named WVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year

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Kim Sherman, a certified veterinary technician in the Ophthalmology service at UW Veterinary Care, has received the 2017 Veterinary Technician of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association (WVTA). This prestigious award is presented …