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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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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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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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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Vaccine Candidates Against Johne's Disease

Johne’s disease is a contagious, chronic and usually fatal wasting disease that primarily affects the small intestine of ruminants. It is a worldwide problem with no known treatment and infects ...
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Adel Talaat | P05446US

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