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There’s a critical gap in antimicrobial resistance research this study would fill: AMR is one of the big public-health challenges of this century—and it’s well documented birds are a primary disseminator—but the impact of AMR on ecosystems remains largely understudied. 

As researchers across the country grapple with what might be behind the long-term and widespread population decline in muskrats, a piece critical to that puzzle had been missing: baseline physiological and blood health indicators for muskrats in pristine wilderness.

While modern techniques for diagnosing a herniated disc are well established, those techniques aren’t good at determining whether the issue is acute or chronic, or whether non-herniated discs might protrude in the future.

Chronic pain affects an estimated 20 percent of Americans, and its treatment remains an area of unmet need in both human and veterinary medicine.

Because companion animals can be the source of a range of infectious diseases, determining how susceptible the two most popular pet species in the United States are to natural infection of SARS-CoV-2—and how prevalent the disease might be among them—could have significant impacts for both human and animal health.


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