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    2020 Virtual Commencement

    Join us for a virtual event on May 16 starting at 11 a.m. CT and participate in some of our fun virtual activities to make this day as special as possible. Learn more

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    Profiles Spring 2020 is here!

    Read about the latest contributions of our faculty, staff, students, and donors to the advancement of veterinary medicine, including impacts on the fight against COVID-19. Read now

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    UMN researchers advance on tackling the novel coronavirus

    A recent study on SARS-CoV-2 maps how the virus binds to human cells, reveals its animal origin, and guides treatments for COVID-19. Read more

         

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Despite decades of research on rotavirus A (RVA), all US pigs are highly likely to contract the virus at some point in their lifetime. Natural planned exposure — immunizing pregnant sows with live virus — passively immunizes piglets, and producers frequently work with diagnostic labs to match the strain of RVA they provide to sows with the strain showing up in their piglets. However, scientists don’t yet understand what genetic changes in RVA strains found on farms might warrant an update.

Colibacillosis, a disease caused by avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC), costs the global poultry industry millions of dollars each year. APEC has been researched extensively in North America and Europe, but less is known about the genetic background of APEC isolates from Pakistan, specifically, and elsewhere in the world. As a result, it is difficult for producers and veterinarians in these regions to prevent, manage, and treat colibacillosis.

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