Despite decades of research on rotavirus A (RVA), all US pigs are highly likely to contract the virus at some point in their lifetime. Natural planned exposure — immunizing pregnant sows with live virus — passively immunizes piglets, and producers frequently work with diagnostic labs to match the strain of RVA they provide to sows with the strain showing up in their piglets. However, scientists don’t yet understand what genetic changes in RVA strains found on farms might warrant an update.
A new project sets out to clarify the distribution of pharmaceutical and personal care product contaminants in rural, tribal areas
The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) hosted its annual Points of Pride Research Day on October 2, which celebrated the College’s research program and honored faculty, fellows, students, and research partners who contribute to the advancement of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine.
Since 2002, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has held the BI Veterinary Scholars Program for students to conduct career-affirming research. After 10 weeks of research, participants present a poster at the CVM’s Points of Pride Research Day each October. The “summer scholars” who have participated in the program have produced several projects that have resulted in a journal publication.
Two graduate students at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)—Sian Durward-Akhurst, BVMS, MS, PhD candidate, and Elaine Norton, DVM, MS, PhD candidate—recently completed the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Becoming Faculty workshop, an interactive small workshop of roughly 20 participants.