• 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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Emily Barrell, DVM, MSc, DACVIM, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the CVM, wants Midwestern and Minnesota horse owners to know the facts about Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).

Identifying transmission routes of diseases and estimating disease-associated mortality among wildlife presents scientists with many challenges. A team of researchers led by Meggan Craft, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, recently conducted research on feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) using novel methods to access this previously elusive information. FIV is a lentivirus, similar to human immunodeficiency virus.

Sarah Penn, senior veterinary technician and patient care coordinator at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) was recently awarded the Charlotte Striebel Equity Award from the U of M’s Women’s Center. She will be honored at the Women’s Center’s annual Celebrating Changemakers event on October 17. 

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