School of Veterinary Medicine

Game Commission and Penn Vet partner to protect wildlife

The Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program will increase disease surveillance, management, and research to better protect wildlife throughout the state from a spread of diseases, including chronic wasting disease and West Nile virus.

Penn Today Staff

100th puppy

An 8-week-old black Labrador retriever is the 100th puppy to enter the Penn Vet Working Dog Center research-based training program.

Louisa Shepard



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Fox News

Dogs of 9/11: Search and rescue canines worked tirelessly in the days following terror attacks

Cindy Otto of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Penn Vet Working Dog Center praised the search and rescue dogs that assisted first responders on Sept. 11, 2001. Otto herself was deployed to Ground Zero to treat dogs returning from searches at the time.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Breeding has shaped dogs’ brains, MRI scans reveal

Wilfried Mai of the School of Veterinary Medicine weighed in on a study that analyzed cognitive differences between dog breeds. “The paper demonstrates very nicely differences in brain morphology with either reduction or hypertrophy [larger size] of certain brain areas that are known to be associated with specific behaviors,” he said.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Thanks to 3D-assisted surgery, this dog survived to comfort his grieving family

Evelyn Galban of the School of Veterinary Medicine spoke about Penn’s use of 3D-printing technology to practice surgical procedures. “There’s a lot you miss when you’re looking at two dimensions and trying to build the three dimensions in your mind,” she said. “When you can see it and touch it, there’s a tremendous amount of knowledge you wouldn’t get from just looking at a screen.”

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Penn Live

Wildlife diseases in Pennsylvania targeted by $10 million Game Commission-Penn partnership

Julie Ellis and Lisa Murphy of the School of Veterinary Medicine commented on a new collaboration between Penn Vet and the Pennsylvania Game Commission: the Pennsylvania Wildlife Futures Program, based at New Bolton Center.

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CBS News

The biggest source of salmonella outbreaks? It's clucking in U.S. backyards

Sherrill Davison of the School of Veterinary Medicine spoke about the increasing popularity of backyard chicken rearing in spite of the possibility of salmonella infections. “There are very simple steps to take to reduce the risk,” she said. “What I do is talk about how to house the birds—the key is to keep things clean and dry—and after you work in the conveyer area, wash up so you don't bring anything inside the house.”

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