Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) is linked to obesity, insulin resistance, and laminitis—a painful and debilitating inflammation of tissue in a horse’s hooves, which can necessitate euthanasia in severe cases.
Monocarboxylate transporters (MCTs) help keep cancer tumors alive. Certain MCTs are often correlated with poor outcomes for human patients with a certain kind of cancer—head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Recently developed drugs that inhibit these harmful MCTs may represent an effective treatment strategy for human HNSCC patients. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in cats closely resembles HNSCC.
Funding from the USDA aims to improve animal health and economic outcomes in the poultry industry
The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership (IFSL) program launched their inaugural class on September 4. Blending on-campus and online learning, the cohort will be challenged with a 13-month comprehensive curriculum that helps each participant develop their leadership skills. The participants will work collaboratively across food system disciplines, sectors, and diverse cultures as well as broaden their food system competencies and viewpoints to more effectively address today’s—and tomorrow’s—business and food issues.
Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S, DAVDC, assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently awarded the American Veterinary College of Dentistry Up and Coming Award. This award, presented by the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, is given to a promising new diplomate who shows potential to be a leader in the field of veterinary dentistry.