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A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine investigating the transmission of a live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) found that vaccinated pigs can only spread low levels of influenza A to non-vaccinated pigs — through both direct and indirect contact — for up to six days after vaccination. These findings can help direct vaccination protocols against influenza A to maximize virus control on swine farms. Influenza A virus is one of the most important respiratory viruses affecting pig health today.

The DNIC is proud to recognize a few individuals involved with equine or large animals via veterinary medicine, sportsmanship, or husbandry.

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. Ebola constitutes one of the biggest public health threats in human history. On average, 50 percent of the individuals who contract the virus die.

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 Austral


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