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University of Minnesota researchers at the Minnesota Center for Prion Research (MNPRO) have developed a novel approach to field testing chronic wasting disease (CWD).

Researchers from three University of Minnesota colleges, including the College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Scottish Rite for Children teamed up to determine if advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques that detect the dynamics of water molecules could detect early-stage bone damage in Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD).

Researchers in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) recently identified specific B cells with the ability to neutralize porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), one of the biggest threats to the global pork industry.

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) led by Molly McCue, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, associate dean for research and professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine at the CVM, recently received nearly $60,000 from the Morris Animal Foundation to investigate the genetic risks for equine pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID).

A team of researchers led by Peter Larsen, PhD, and Davis Seelig, DVM, PhD, DACVP, recently received $225,000 from the Rapid Agricultural Response Fund at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station to determine the chronic wasting disease (CWD) prion burden, and its infectivity, in venison meat and on meat processing equipment.

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