Thursday, August 2, 2012

Vivisector to Head UW-Madison Vet School

UW-Madison announces new dean for veterinary medicine school
Karen Herzog Journal Sentinel Aug. 2, 2012.

Mark D. Markel, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of medical sciences and associate dean for advancement in the School of Veterinary Medicine, has been chosen to lead the school, the university announced Thursday.

Markel, who assumes his new role Sept. 1, will be the third dean in the school's 29-year history, according to a news release....

Instrumented measurement of in vivo anterior-posterior translation in the canine knee to assess anterior cruciate integrity. Lopez MJ, Hagquist W, Jeffrey SL, Gilbertson S, Markel MD. Comparative Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Medical Sciences, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53706. J Orthop Res. 2004. "This study was performed in accordance with Institutional and National Institutes of Health regulations governing the treatment of vertebrate animals. It was initiated after approval by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Animal Care Committee. Forty-three skeletally mature female crossbreed dogs ... were used in this study. The dogs were retired breeding females from an established dog colony that were part of separate research projects with specific termination dates."

So much for being retired.

Systemic effects of ulna loading in male rats during functional adaptation. Sample SJ, Collins RJ, Wilson AP, Racette MA, Behan M, Markel MD, Kalscheur VL, Hao Z, Muir P. J Bone Miner Res. 2010.

Veterinarians come in a variety of flavors -- from those who are sweet and caring to others who are bitter, cruel, and greedy. It's not surprising that someone from the caring end of the spectrum wasn't chosen to lead an organization where so much hideous cruelty is so fervently embraced.

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