Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

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Combatting Parasitic Worms in Livestock and Other Animals

The United States cattle industry includes about 40 million beef and dairy cows. At some point in their lives the majority of calves will graze and be exposed to parasitic worms known as helminthes. W...
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Mark Cook, Daniel Schaefer, Mitchell Schaefer, Jordan Sand, Larry Smith | P140283US01

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Noninvasive Assay for Bovine Embryo Quality

Selection intensity for higher milk production in dairy cattle has contributed to a decline in fertility, posing a challenge to dairy producers. Despite technological advances, the pregnancy rate of c...
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Hasan Khatib, Jenna Kropp | P150131US02

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Isolated Influenza H3N2 Virus for Potential Feline Vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control, a canine influenza A H3N2 virus caused an outbreak of dog flu reported in the Chicago area in 2015 that has since spread across 25 states. Research by the...
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Kathy Toohey-Kurth, Jennifer Cooper, Francine Cigel, Sandra Newbury | P160347US01

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Low-Cost Mastitis Test Speeds Detection

Bovine mastitis is a persistent inflammation of the udder usually caused by bacterial infections. It can be spread through contact with contaminated milking equipment or other materials. The only trea...
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Doerte Doepfer, Kelly Anklam | P140052US02

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Ringworm Fungal Strain for Infection Studies

Microsporum canis is a skin fungal pathogen that causes dermatophytosis (ringworm) most commonly in cats and dogs. Dermatophytosis clinical trials are lengthy and complicated because the nature of the...
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Douglas DeBoer, Karen Moriello | P140194US01

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Cooling Bed for Livestock

A heat-stressed cow exhibits problematic behaviors like standing, panting, thirst and diminished appetite. These reactions cause serious side effects: the cow will produce much less milk, become less ...
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Christopher Choi, Kenneth Nordlund, Nigel Cook | P130304US02

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Assay for Propensity for Canine Malignant Hyperthermia

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a disorder of skeletal muscle that occurs following exposure to a volatile anesthetic or depolarizing muscle relaxant. It is a problem in both humans and pigs, and has a...
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Kirk Hogan, David Brunson, Monica Roberts, James Mickelson | P01177US

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Diagnostic Kit for Blastomycosis

Blastomyces dermatitidis is a soil fungus found throughout the world, and is especially prevalent in the river valleys and Great Lakes region of the United States. If spores are inhaled, blastomycosis...
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Bruce Klein, Theodore Brandhorst | P110280US02

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Early Detection of Hemangiosarcoma and Angiosarcoma

Of the approximately 65 million domestic dogs in the United States, between 1.5 and 2.5 million will contract canine hemangiosarcoma, an incurable tumor of the cells that line blood vessels. Death usu...
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Stuart Helfand, Jaime Modiano | P05078US02

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Plasmids Encoding Avian Influenza Genes

Avian influenza causes significant economic losses for poultry producers worldwide and can be transmitted to humans and other mammals. The surface glycoproteins hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (N...
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Yoshihiro Kawaoka | P06123US

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H3 Equine Influenza A Virus

Influenza is a major respiratory disorder that affects humans and many animals, including horses. New strains of influenza arise frequently, creating a continuous need to isolate new influenza viruses...
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Christopher Olsen, Gabriele Landolt, Alexander Karasin | P05092US

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