The National Cancer Institute Canine Cancer Immunotherapy initiative recently awarded $2.9 million to CVM researchers and their Mayo Clinic partners to test a promising new therapy for treatment-resistant diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), a common type of cancer in both humans and dogs.
The Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund recently approved a $732,000 grant to CVM researchers studying chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal and highly contagious neurological disease that affects deer across Minnesota-—and in other parts of the nation and globe.
While human cases of monkeypox have been documented in Africa since the 1970s, the virus has recently been making headlines because of its spread outside of endemic regions, into Europe, Canada, and the US. In an effort to stop the current spread among humans, most new research and media coverage has focused on understanding how the virus is transmitted between people.
In an effort to identify high-risk areas for dog-mediated rabies, researchers at the University of Minnesota recently took a One Health approach using Thailand as the example site to quantify the location-based risk of contracting the disease for both human and animal populations. Despite ongoing control efforts, rabies remains an endemic zoonotic disease in many countries. A better understanding of its spread is crucial for the development of effective surveillance and control programs.
To better understand prescribing practices, a University of Minnesota team led by Jennifer L. Granick, DVM, MS, PhD, reviewed antibiotic use data obtained from medical records of cats, dogs and horses from approximately 1,900 veterinary visits. The researchers collected single day antibiotic prescribing data from small animal and horse veterinarians each quarter for 1 year. The review of records from the visits showed that approximately 1 in 4 visits involved antibiotic prescription.