A new project sets out to clarify the distribution of pharmaceutical and personal care product contaminants in rural, tribal areas
As Black History Month comes to a close, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) would like to take a moment to celebrate the accomplished Black students, faculty, staff, and friends of the college who have walked our halls or partnered with us. Click the links embedded below to learn more about the impact left on the CVM by each of these impressive individuals:
Imidacloprid, a pesticide often used on soybeans, is one of seven types of neonicotinoids available to farmers right now, and almost all agricultural seeds are treated with some type of neonicotinoid. A team of researchers — led by Dana Franzen-Klein, DVM, MS, staff veterinarian at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine's Raptor Center — recently studied the negative effects imidacloprid could have on chickens as a model for wild grain-eating birds, such as grouse.
Scientists respond to call from state legislators to roll out translated resources and customized educational programming for Minnesota’s many cultural contexts.
New multilingual outreach events and materials have been released around chronic wasting disease (CWD). Fact sheets are now available in Korean, Khmer, and Hmong languages to reach those Minnesota hunting communities, along with special communications materials tailored to the Amish community in southeast Minnesota. This joint initiative was developed by the Minnesota Center for Prion Research and Outreach and the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, and requested by Minnesota state legislators and multilingual community members.