Campylobacter is a leading source of bacterial diarrhea among humans in the United States, causing an estimated 1.5 million illnesses each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Broiler chickens are often carriers.
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.