Current Research

Multidrug-resistant Salmonella in United States Swine

Funder: Global Food Venture-MnDrive, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U of M Swine Disease Eradication Center 
Partners: Minnesota Department of Health
Description: Salmonella 4,[5],12:i:-, a worldwide emerging pathogen that causes food-borne outbreaks and is often associated with pigs and pig products, is expanding in the United States. Whole-genome sequencing was applied to better understand various Salmonella strains. Researchers found that Salmonella currently circulating in US swine are part of a group of multidrug-resistant bacteria and could represent a public health concern. 
Published works: "Salmonella enterica Serotype 4,[5],12:i:- in Swine in the United States Midwest"  ; "Circulation of Plasmids Harboring Resistance Genes to Quinolones and/or Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporins in Multiple Salmonella enterica Serotypes from Swine in the United States

An integrated epidemiological approach for the early detection, diagnosis, and control of disease in Atlantic salmon

Funder: Fondo de Inversión Estratégica (FIE), Chile
Partners: Universidad de Andres Bello, Chile; University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; EpiVet, Chile; Pathovet, Chile 
Apply epidemiological methods to Salmon Rickettsial Septicaemia (SRS), one of the most impactful diseases in the aquaculture industry, to achieve early detection, diagnosis, comprehensive management of the disease.

Swine disease global surveillance project

Funder: Swine Health Information Center (SHIC)
Partners: College of Veterinary Medicine Swine Group
Description: The project compiles data from organizations, governments, producers, and experts around the world to provide near real-time global surveillance of swine diseases. Monthly disease surveillance reports are released, focusing on globally important swine diseases such as African swine fever, classical swine fever, and foot and mouth disease.


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