Research

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.
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.
September 18, 2019
A bat found in downtown Minneapolis tested positive for rabies last week. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), a group of people found the bat at Marquette Avenue and 6th Street on Tuesday, September 10, around 1 p.m., and brought it to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory while it was still alive. Rabies was confirmed two days later.
August 7, 2019
An independent study conducted by the United States Agricultural Research Service and the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History found 32 of 35 private wells in three counties in southwestern Wisconsin contaminated with fecal matter. The majority of the contaminated wells contained fecal matter from humans, followed by cattle, then swine.
April 23, 2019
Last week, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) announced that a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive deer farm in Crow Wing County was depopulated in the continued effort to manage potential spread to the area’s wild deer. This was the last CWD-positive farm in Minnesota that still had live animals, and as of last week, it is no longer in operation.
April 9, 2019
Results of a recent analysis by CAHFS suggests the risk for African Swine Fever virus introduction into the U.S. via smuggling of pork in air passengers’ luggage has dramatically increased in recent years.
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.

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