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    Perspectives: The vocabulary of COVID-19

    For weeks, the American public has endured a crash course in how words can inspire and denigrate, instill hope and incite fear, divide and unite, and clarify and confuse. We have learned that words have variable meanings that drive certain behaviors, and we’ve learned to recognize good, failed, timely, and delayed risk communication. Read more

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    Newly funded: Harnessing big data to steward safer antibiotic use in dogs and cats

    Recently, Jennifer Granick, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, and collaborators at the Antimicrobial Resistance Stewardship Initiative received funding from the US Food and Drug Administration to develop effective, long-term strategies for collecting and reporting AU data from companion animal practices. Read more

  • A pig on a farm

    Research roundup: How can scientists measure the effectiveness of swine barn air filters to better prevent airborne disease?

    Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD, recently led a team of University of Minnesota researchers in an effort to establish the best method for detecting and extracting captured virus particles from swine barn air filters. Read more

         

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Emerging viral infectious diseases are a major threat to the swine industry worldwide. Senecavirus A (SVA), an emerging disease that causes lesions around pigs' noses and hooves, affects herds around the globe. SCA has caused growing concern among producers, veterinarians, and researchers since 2015, due to the inability to distinguish an SVA infection from a foot-and-mouth disease virus infection. And preventive and diagnostic strategies lag behind, which presents a problem for all emerging infectious diseases.

Canine hemangiosarcoma is a relatively common cancer in dogs, found in the inner lining of blood vessels. Hemangiosarcoma spreads silently and painlessly, making it difficult to detect until it becomes very advanced, and therefore difficult to treat.

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