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The microbiome—the genetic material of all bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses that live on and in all animals—is critical in the health and performance of production animals, such as turkeys. In the past, veterinarians routinely delivered low-dose antibiotics to young turkeys as they developed in order to maximize their production. However, overexposing turkeys to antibiotics can lead to antimicrobial resistance, which can make some turkey diseases untreatable and poses a serious risk to human health.
African swine fever (ASF), a contagious disease in pigs and wild boars, has been spreading across the Caucasus region, Europe, and Asia since 2007—since the 2018 outbreak in China, the country has slaughtered an estimated 1,170,000 animals.
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) hosted its annual Points of Pride Research Day on October 2, which celebrated the College’s research program and honored faculty, fellows, students, and research partners who contribute to the advancement of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine.
Emily Barrell, DVM, MSc, DACVIM, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the CVM, wants Midwestern and Minnesota horse owners to know the facts about Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
Identifying transmission routes of diseases and estimating disease-associated mortality among wildlife presents scientists with many challenges. A team of researchers led by Meggan Craft, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, recently conducted research on feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) using novel methods to access this previously elusive information. FIV is a lentivirus, similar to human immunodeficiency virus.