Research overview

Our mission is to discover and communicate knowledge on the transmission, control and elimination of economically significant swine diseases.

Research focus areas

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Disease pathogenesis, immunity, and control

  • Biosecurity
  • Air filtration
  • Biocontainment technologies
  • Gilt acclimation
  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
  • Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome
  • Influenza A virus
  • Diagnostics
  • Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus and Porcine Deltacoronavirus multiplex real time RT-PCR
  • Whole virus ELISA for Senecavirus A

Transmission and epidemiology

  • Within farm transmission
  • Spatial epidemiology
  • Risk factors
  • Swine Health Monitoring Project
  • Airborne transmission
  • Disease modeling

Emerging and re-emerging diseases

  • Senecavirus A
  • Streptococcus suis
  • Porcine Circovirus type 3

Public health

  • Antimicrobial Use and Antibioresistance

Research opportunities

Are you interested in swine research? Would you like to obtain hands-on experience in swine production and Medicine?

Researchers in the swine program at the University of Minnesota are constantly performing studies in the field and in laboratory settings, and student opportunities for participation in ongoing investigations are available. Whether you are curious about research or would like to obtain more experience, contact us for a list of current opportunities.

Get involved in production data analysis, farm visits, research seminars, laboratory procedures, amthematical modeling, and much more. Or just contact us for a visit to the group and to get to know our team. Opportunities are available to undergraduate students, DVM students, and post-DVM interested in swine research.

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