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As Earth’s population continues to climb, so does the rate of infectious diseases. By 2021, it is projected that 11 billion people will inhabit the planet. A team of scientists, including Meggan Craft, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, recently set out to identify the specific problems this could present for animal, human, and ecosystem health.
UMN CVM researchers deploy a novel, cutting-edge mobile lab for rapid, real-time pathogen testing
Climate change has led to a rise in mean temperature and an increase in the number of extreme temperature days. Hot and cold extremes are environmental stressors that affect livestock well-being, and potentially have significant economic and food security implications. A team of researchers, led by Kent Reed, MS, PhD, recently examined how temperature extremes are affecting the well-being and economic value of turkeys.
Nick Fountain-Jones, PhD, a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Meggan Craft, PhD, recently led a team of University of Minnesota researchers to complete a ten-year study exploring how pathogens—disease-causing bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms—spread among Serengeti lions.
Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer in humans and dogs, but is much more common in dogs. Researchers have long looked at using knowledge gained from studying dogs affected by osteosarcoma to improve human outcomes. However, according to a team of University of Minnesota researchers led by Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD, understanding the differences in osteosarcoma tumors in dogs and humans is essential to deciphering effective treatment for both species.