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A team of researchers, led by Tiffany Wolf, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and Seth Moore, PhD, director of biology and environment at the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, recently published studies that prioritized contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) based on their potential environmental threat and evaluated human activities and environmental factors’ effects on CEC presence in Minn

In recognition of the value and need for research with direct application to the swine veterinary profession, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation granted $25,111 to Guilherme Milanez Preis, PhD student in the Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program, and Cesar Corzo, DVM, MS, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, to assess senecavirus A (SVA) shedding and transmission in growing pig populations.

The team has affirmed the approach in both the lab and the field.

ST. PAUL, MINN. ---- University of Minnesota researchers at the Minnesota Center for Prion Research (MNPRO) have developed a novel approach to field testing chronic wasting disease (CWD). The team confirmed their findings in southeast Minnesota the week of March 8th, 2021, making them the first-ever scientists to successfully deploy a CWD field test. 

Researchers from three University of Minnesota colleges, including the College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Scottish Rite for Children teamed up to determine if advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that detect the dynamics of water molecules could detect early-stage bone damage in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD). All bones need blood to function, and the human circulatory system is designed to deliver it.

Researchers in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) recently identified specific B cells with the ability to neutralize porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), one of the biggest threats to the global pork industry. In the United States, PRRS can cost pork producers nearly half a billion dollars per year, and current vaccines provide limited protection against the virus that causes the disease, which is particularly good at mutating.

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