Dog with deformed front legs smiles happily

Patient Profile: A Rare Jem

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When Jason Bleedorn first met Jem, he saw that the pup’s front legs “curved inward like a banana.” A young rescue dog from Indiana, Jem had a bone deformity in both front legs, likely stemming …

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 …