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November 13, 2019

On Thursday, October 17, Peter Larsen, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, presented along with Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum at a hearing with the United States Congress House of Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related agencies about the importance of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) testing.

November 13, 2019

The University of Minnesota’s Integrated Food Systems Leadership (IFSL) program launched their inaugural class on September 4. Blending on-campus and online learning, the cohort will be challenged with a 13-month comprehensive curriculum that helps each participant develop their leadership skills. The participants will work collaboratively across food system disciplines, sectors, and diverse cultures as well as broaden their food system competencies and viewpoints to more effectively address today’s—and tomorrow’s—business and food issues.

November 13, 2019

Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S, DAVDC, assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, was recently awarded the American Veterinary College of Dentistry Up and Coming Award. This award, presented by the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, is given to a promising new diplomate who shows potential to be a leader in the field of veterinary dentistry.

November 12, 2019

While wind turbines provide sustainable energy solutions, they also pose a threat—raptors that hunt by day and are frequent casualties of turbine collisions. Adding devices to turbines that emit sound could deter eagles from approaching, but scientists must first know what eagles can and can not hear. With funding from the United States Department of Energy, researchers at The Raptor Center (TRC) collaborated with the U of M’s Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Sciences and the St.

October 15, 2019

The microbiome—the genetic material of all bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and viruses that live on and in all animals—is critical in the health and performance of production animals, such as turkeys. In the past, veterinarians routinely delivered low-dose antibiotics to young turkeys as they developed in order to maximize their production. However, overexposing turkeys to antibiotics can lead to antimicrobial resistance, which can make some turkey diseases untreatable and poses a serious risk to human health.