• 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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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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The Respiratory Disease Research Board with support from Boeringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. (BIVI) has awarded Dr. Michael Murtaugh for his "Pen-Side Respiratory Pathogen Identification," study. Dr. Murtaugh was also awarded from the AASV Foundation for his "Toward Animal Challenge-Free Prediction of Vaccine Efficacy" study. Chuck Zimmerman with Animal.AGWired interviewed Dr.

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