Research

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.
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.
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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.

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