Research

March 7, 2019
Our monthly series of CAHFS Spotlights highlights our residents, graduate students, faculty, and staff. This month, we're spotlighting PhD candidate Catalina Picasso who works within our Data Analysis Research Team at CAHFS.
February 7, 2019
Our monthly series of CAHFS Spotlights highlights our residents, graduate students, faculty, and staff. This month, we're spotlighting our postdoctoral fellow Udi Elnekave whose work in CAHFS centers around antimicrobial resistance research.
Continue reading: CAHFS Spotlight: Ehud Elnekave
January 31, 2019
Swine researcher Pedro Urriola's research includes a multitude of issues such as risk prevention, which focuses on stopping viruses such as African swine fever from infecting pigs through imported feed.
October 4, 2018
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Center for Animal Health and Food Safety are working with the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Minnesota Department of Health to learn which Salmonella strains are emerging in the Midwest.
Continue reading: Who’s infecting whom?
October 4, 2018
It’s important to understand how animals, humans, and the environment play a part in AMR genes. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, CAHFS and the VDL are conducting new research.
Tags: Research
September 25, 2018
Water contamination due to flooding disasters is a large concern. In North Carolina, due to Hurricane Florence, at least 50 lagoons at swine facilities overflowed, with at least 2 failing completely and releasing over 7 million gallons of untreated waste into waterways.
July 19, 2018
Petri-dish grown meat, or cultured meat, or possibly clean meat, or in vitro meat is coming, whether you like it or not. There has been so much progress in the field, that it’s pretty clear these product will end up in our grocery stores eventually.
June 27, 2018
Kimberly VanderWaal, DVM, PhD, has received funding for a two-year project focused on the creation of a system for surveillance for wildlife health threats within Minnesota.
Tags: Research, Swine
June 8, 2018
The frequency of swine movement in North America makes the industry vulnerable to disease spread. To explore how modifying movement patterns can reduce disease spread, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently sponsored research at the University of Minnesota (UMN) Department of Veterinary Population Medicine.
April 12, 2018
Does red meat increase the risk of cancer? How did colonizers influence American food systems? And what do scientists truly know about the food we eat?

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