• Standing CT scan at Leatherdale Equine Center

    Philanthropic support gives Leatherdale Equine Center new standing CT and NICU

    These new additions, made possible by a generous gift from Louise Leatherdale, will elevate the level of care offered by LEC on multiple levels.

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    New $3 million grant helps researchers tackle porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus

    University of Minnesota scientists are collaborating to look at how PRRS virus evolves to understand disease spread, and advance mitigation and control efforts.

  • Deer in the woods with CWD Watch logo in bottom left corner

    CWD outbreak and research calls for new educational resources

    Center for Animal Health and Food Safety launches online tool for tracking and understanding recent chronic wasting disease research.

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Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is linked to obesity, insulin resistance, and laminitis—a painful and debilitating inflammation of tissue in a horse’s hooves, which can necessitate euthanasia in severe cases.

Monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) help keep cancer tumors alive. Certain MCTs are often correlated with poor outcomes for human patients with a certain kind of cancer—head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Recently developed drugs that inhibit these harmful MCTs may represent an effective treatment strategy for human HNSCC patients. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in cats closely resembles HNSCC.

Funding from the USDA aims to improve animal health and economic outcomes in the poultry industry