• Face mask with the words, "Don't Panic" above it

    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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Dr. Kakambi Nagaraja, professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department, has been awarded a grant from the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Foundational Animal Health and Disease Program. Dr. Nagaraja will use his award to study clostridial dermatitis, a disease of economic concern in turkeys. Part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, AFRI is is the nation’s premier peer-reviewed competitive grants program for fundamental and applied agricultural sciences. Dr.

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