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Future of Farming is Digital

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Faculty, staff, and students at the School of Veterinary Medicine are merging old knowledge with new technology to shape the future of modern dairy farming. Our Food Animal Production Medicine program has developed eight iPad …

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For the Dogs in Blue

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If you ask Deputy Jason Behm about his partner, Harlow, he’ll tell you without hesitation that he’s the perfect K9. “He’s the ideal blend of personality and — when it comes to work — intensity,” …

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Old Problems, New Breakthroughs

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Important new research at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine is changing the way beef and dairy farmers treat digital dermatitis, a disease that has caused painful hoof lesions and hindered animal welfare and food …

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Security in Numbers

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When 2,500 show cows march in to Madison’s World Dairy Expo each year, the potential for disease to spread rapidly is serious. That’s why our student volunteers have been instrumental in ensuring biosecurity at the …

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Orthopedic Surgery Using 3D Printing

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The Gremers and Great Danes have gone hand-in-paw for almost a generation. The first time Carrie Gremer’s family brought home a member of this tall, regal breed, she was in middle school. Years later, when …

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Creating More Comfortable Cows

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It’s simple: happy, comfortable cows are healthier and more productive. But what constitutes cow comfort? The Dairyland Initiative, led by experts at the School of Veterinary Medicine, blends a wealth of research results with decades …

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Setting A New Standard at UW

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In 2015, a cat named Milo from Colorado reached a milestone thanks to the work of our Feline Renal Transplantation Program. Milo was the program’s longest living post-transplantation survivor, having received a kidney transplant nearly …

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Life Saving Teamwork

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When Paul and Suzy Shain’s chocolate Cockapoo, Cooper, was suffering from a mystery illness, they turned to UW Veterinary Care for help. Cooper’s primary care veterinarian referred the Shains to UWVC after he began experiencing …

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Creating Our Own Innovations

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We partnered with the creators of TomoTherapy, a CT-guided, pinpoint-accurate radiation treatment, to test its ability to target cancer cells while avoiding healthy ones. In fact, our success in treating canine patients led to this technology …