Disease

October 16, 2019
Work with foreign animal diseases has put the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service on the map, and collaboration with the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety has contributed to a number of successful projects.
October 16, 2019
According to the World Organisation of Animal Health, 75% of emerging infectious diseases in humans are zoonotic. Understanding what drives these diseases to spread is crucial to economic, animal, and human health around the globe.
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
October 16, 2019
CAHFS is working with Peter Larsen, PhD, and his team of engineers on the urgent need to educate Minnesotans about CWD. And last month, CAHFS launched their fall 2019 emerging issues webpage, CWD Watch.
October 16, 2019
When a costly 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza ripped through the United States, Minnesota farmers found themselves at the forefront. Four years later, CAHFS has continued their commitment to helping the industry to better mitigate and understand avian influenza.
Continue reading: Teaching from experience
October 16, 2019
Research is considered one of the core activities of many land-grant universities. At CAHFS, we believe that the scientific method, and answers generated through hypothesis-driven research, are the cornerstone for transformation, development, and growth.
October 3, 2019
On September 20, 2019, the Japanese government said it will shift its policy and allow the vaccination of domestic pigs to try to curve the spread of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) in the country. The virus re-emerged in September 2018 after 26 years of the country being considered free of the disease.
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
September 12, 2019
"We have a statutory obligation to manage wildlife for current and future generations. We strongly believe in that obligation, despite how difficult the challenge may appear," says Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager at the Minnesota DNR.
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
September 6, 2019
"CWD is a very complex puzzle, but it is a puzzle worth piecing together because of how many aspects of our lives it could affect," says Dr. Roxanne Larsen, assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
September 4, 2019
"Chronic wasting disease is one of the most challenging diseases we’ve ever faced, but it's not a 'zombie disease', it is a neurodegenerative condition that is threatening multiple deer species," says Dr. Peter Larsen, associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
August 14, 2019
Come learn more about chronic wasting disease, the research being done to help combat its spread, and what you can do to help. Join CAHFS at the Bell Museum on Saturday, September 14 for a special Spotlight Science event!

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