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Happier Cows, Healthier People

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A growing population is placing greater demands than ever on our food supply. But along with that increased demand is a greater desire to know where our food comes from, and an awareness of the …

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Commitment to Wisconsin

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The UW School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. QS World University Rankings puts the school at 24th in the world. And while the SVM’s …

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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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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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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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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 …