Increased communication could lead to better management of lameness on dairy farms
Lameness in dairy cows represents a significant animal welfare concern and can lead to economic losses for farms. It is the physical manifestation of any number of leg or foot conditions, including sole ulcers, digital dermatitis, and foot rot, among others. Read more
Breath of life
ince she first brought him into her home as a weeks-old puppy 12 years ago, a Yorkshire terrier named Russell has been the center of Lisa Brecount’s world. Russell has served as her constant companion over the years, but a recent health scare had Brecount worrying her time with him would be cut short. Read more
Highly sensitive test capable of detecting CWD prions in venison
University of Minnesota researchers have harnessed a highly sensitive test to detect the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD)-causing prions in commonly consumed muscle tissue like backstrap and tenderloin—signaling the test could have future utility as a venison screening tool. Read more
Dr. Bruce Walcheck, professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department; his co-principal investigator, Dr. Dan Kaufman, professor of medicine in the Minnesota Stem Cell Institute; and Bruce's coinvestigator Dr. Jimmy Wu, associate professor in the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department, were recently awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research project grant totaling approximately $2.25 million in total costs over five years.
"USDA National Needs Fellowship for Enhancing Animal Production: Addressing National Need in Poultry Production," was recommended for funding by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Higher Education National Needs Fellowships Program (NNF).
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