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A recent Ebola preparedness assessment completed by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN) helped Uganda identify gaps in its health care system and worker readiness for an outbreak in the Kasese and Rubirizi districts of southwestern Uganda.

With $200,000 in new funding from the University of Minnesota Office for Academic and Clinical Affairs Faculty Research Development Grant, researchers from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Medical School, led by Molly McCue, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, and Suma Jacob, MD, PhD, will address the critical need to more effectively identify and train assistance dogs (AD) that serve people with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

As part of a University of Sydney-led consortium of experts in Australia, New Zealand, and the Asian-Pacific, Andres Perez, DVM, PhD, professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine and director of the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, received approximately $85,000 from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to lead the only US-based efforts in the project seeking to strengthen field epidemiology training programs for veterinarians.

Scientists at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and School of Public Health recently found that high flow rate samplers — which assess a greater quantity of air at one time than low flow rate samplers — may be better for detecting infectious virus and viral RNA in the air in animal agricultural settings.

Pyoderma, atopic dermatitis, and seborrhea are relatively common, troublesome skin conditions in dogs.

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