Madison Police Patrol Horse Returns Home After More Than Two Weeks at Veterinary Hospital

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Cooper, a 9-year-old Percheron and member of Madison Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, spent 2½ weeks at the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Hospital due to medical issues. On July 19, Cooper started to show colic symptoms. The UW Veterinary Hospital determined he had a displaced colon that required emergency surgery. Cooper suffered several complications following his surgery, including stomach reflux and an inability to eat.

Madison Mounted Patrol Horse Recovering From Emergency Surgery

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One of the six horses on the Madison Police Department's Mounted Patrol might be able to come home Friday after an extensive surgery. Cooper was taken to UW Veterinary Hospital on July 19 where he had an emergency surgery for a displaced colon. The horse also suffered some complications after the procedure.

MPD Horse Continues To Recover Following Medical Emergency

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Cooper was rushed to the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Hospital for colic symptoms on July 19. Veterinarians diagnosed the horse with a displaced colon and he went into emergency surgery. MPD said Cooper has made tons of new friends at the UW Vet Hospital with veterinarians and students.

Medical, Veterinary Specialists Worked Together for Risky Brain Surgery on a Milwaukee County Zoo Bonobo

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Qasai was lucky. The attentiveness of zoo staff, and the work of the Froedtert Hospital doctors who analyzed his MRI and spectroscopy scans, had ensured the brain abscesses were discovered before they killed him. Zoo veterinarians injected the bonobo in the hip with medication to render him unconscious. Then, Schroeder and a colleague, Kyle Bartholomew, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, injected Qasai with two additional medications, Lidocaine and Propofol. These drugs ensured that in addition to being unconscious, the bonobo would be unable to move while medical staff sutured in place the breathing tube and inserted a catheter into his artery to measure blood pressure. Schroeder had only received the call on Saturday, asking if she could help with Qasai’s surgery the following day. “But this is not something you say no to,” she said. Few veterinarians ever participate in brain surgery on a primate. On the drive to Milwaukee that morning, Schroeder and Bartholomew had confessed to each other: They felt excited, yet terrified.
Bucky Badger and Chancellor Rebecca Blank stand with donors and other members of the campus and state community as they take shovels in hand during a UW School of Veterinary Medicine building expansion and renovation groundbreaking. PHOTO BY: BRYCE RICHTER

Ground Broken for VetMed Expansion

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On Friday, June 18, the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine broke ground on its long-anticipated building expansion. The enhanced facilities will improve instruction space for students, double the size of the school’s small animal hospital and significantly enhance the large animal hospital, expand labs for studying naturally occurring animal and human diseases, and increase and modernize infectious disease research space. Speakers included Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan, UW System President Tommy Thompson, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, UW Foundation President Michael Knetter, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation CEO Erik Iverson and School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Mark Markel.