• 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.

  • porcine virus image

    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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A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) have launched a study investigating the genetic and management factors influencing muscle disease in horses. The scientists are also looking to determine if diet or exercise impact muscle disease expression. 

Imidacloprid, a pesticide often used on soybeans, is one of seven types of neonicotinoids available to farmers right now, and almost all agricultural seeds are treated with some type of neonicotinoid. A team of researchers — led by Dana Franzen-Klein, DVM, MS, staff veterinarian at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine's Raptor Center — recently studied the negative effects imidacloprid could have on chickens as a model for wild grain-eating birds, such as grouse.

South Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota (U of M) announce the formation of a new collaborative Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine leading to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM).