The Transmission

A pathway to our perspectives, announcements, and the latest animal health and food safety news.

October 18, 2018
Wednesday October 17th marks the legalization of marijuana nationwide in Canada; it is the second and largest developed country to legalize the use of marijuana nationwide. What is the impact on us as animal health professionals?
Tags: Disease
October 16, 2018
Twin Cites hospitals are struggling amid a nationwide shortage of critical care and pain medications like fentanyl and morphine. These drug are critical for use in surgery and recovery.
October 15, 2018
This summer the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety welcomed visiting scholar Dr. Xie Yihong, of the Guangxi Centers for Disease Control in Guangxi, China, funded with a scholarship from the University of Minnesota China Center.
October 11, 2018
In the context of animal and global health careers, 80% of veterinary students and 60% of veterinary professionals in the United States are women. Yet, only 15% of the top executives in veterinary drug manufacturing are women. Only 25% of global health leadership positions are held by women. Most of the veterinary leadership positions are filled by men.
October 9, 2018
The Minnesota Department of Health and pediatricians around the state are working together to ensure children receive the flu vaccine this season. The recommendation follows CDC’s report on data collected from the National Immunization Survey, which calls last year’s deadly flu season one of the worst in recent history.
October 4, 2018
Noelle Noyes uses her background in social sciences, business, and veterinary epidemiology to bridge the gap between researchers and farmers. “I'm very adamant about making sure my research has some connection to actual problems producers are facing."
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 more important than ever to understand how animals, humans, and the environment all play a part in the rise of antimicrobial resistant genes. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, CAHFS and the VDL are conducting new research.
October 4, 2018
For millennia, humankind has used antibiotics to treat infections empirically, even before knowing those infections were caused by bacteria—or that bacteria existed. Yet, as antimicrobials have flourished, so too has antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, leading to a prediction that by 2050 over 10 million people will die annually due to AMR.
October 4, 2018
Communities of scientists, practitioners, food producers, and health professionals around the globe are working to better understand the implications of antimicrobial use and resistance. CAHFS wants to play a key role in ensuring that lessons learned in AMR research will impact daily practice and decision-making for a safe and secure food system.