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Old Problems, New Breakthroughs

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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Creating More Comfortable Cows

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

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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Pandemic Preventing Leadership

While the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa claimed more than 10,000 lives, researchers from the School of Veterinary Medicine cracked the code in creating an Ebola whole virus vaccine that has been shown to …

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A New Frontier in MS Treatment

New findings from School of Veterinary Medicine researchers challenge the prevailing assumptions about the cause of multiple sclerosis (MS), a brain disease that affects more than 400,000 Americans. Until now, it’s been widely accepted that …

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Pioneering Stem Cell Techniques

Researchers in the School of Veterinary Medicine have found a new way to make muscle cells from human stem cells using a technique that takes us much closer to clinical applications than other methods ever …

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Building A Better Band-Aid

A local medical start-up company is partnering with the School of Veterinary Medicine to develop the Band-Aid of tomorrow. These futuristic wound dressings have an ultrathin membrane, potentially thinner than a single cell, laced with …

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The End of Influenza?

Scientists at the School of Veterinary Medicine are breaking away from traditional thinking on how we prevent influenza with a much different approach, and it could have big implications for treatment options for this disease, …

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Life Saving Teamwork

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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Training the Best and Brightest

Every year, amid more than 1,300 applications, we accept 88 of the brightest minds into our highly competitive veterinary medicine program. Here, they learn from some of the world’s best faculty and work with the …