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.
Spread of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease virus (FMDV) in East Africa continues in areas with higher populations of people and animals—including where local herds congregate for trade, according to newly published University research.
Researchers and scientists have long sought to develop improved treatments for HIV, with an eye toward achieving long-term, sustained remission of the disease.
A team of researchers, led by Tiffany Wolf, DVM, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), and Seth Moore, PhD, director of biology and environment at the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, recently published studies that prioritized contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) based on their potential environmental threat and evaluated human activities and environmental factors’ effects on CEC presence in Minnesota lakes.
In recognition of the value and need for research with direct application to the swine veterinary profession, the American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) Foundation granted $25,111 to Guilherme Milanez Preis, PhD student in the Veterinary Medicine Graduate Program, and Cesar Corzo, DVM, MS, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine, to assess senecavirus A (SVA) shedding and transmission in growing pig populations.