The Transmission

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

September 17, 2019
Dr. Michael Ward, Chair of Veterinary Public Health and Food Safety and faculty of Veterinary Science at The University of Sydney, will speak at the next Hueston Speaker Series Friday, October 11, with the talk "Addressing the challenge of transboundary rabies spread: from DNA to disease models."
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
September 12, 2019
"We have a statutory obligation to manage wildlife for current and future generations. We strongly believe in that obligation, despite how difficult the challenge may appear," says Lou Cornicelli, wildlife research manager at the Minnesota DNR.
September 10, 2019
Several state health departments, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella. The multidrug resistant outbreak strains include Cerro, Derby, London, Infantis, Newport, Rissen. 143 people were infected in 35 states, including Minnesota, and investigators linked the infection to pig ear dog treats.
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
September 6, 2019
"CWD is a very complex puzzle, but it is a puzzle worth piecing together because of how many aspects of our lives it could affect," says Dr. Roxanne Larsen, assistant professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
September 4, 2019
"Chronic wasting disease is one of the most challenging diseases we’ve ever faced, but it's not a 'zombie disease', it is a neurodegenerative condition that is threatening multiple deer species," says Dr. Peter Larsen, associate professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
September 3, 2019
A new Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) report says Minnesota must cut the sediment levels in the Minnesota River by half, a 25-year undertaking with an an estimated $360 million cost to stakeholders. The high sediment levels are suffocating fish, killing vegetation, and are the bulk of the sediment pollution flowing into the Mississippi.
August 29, 2019
Water is the world’s most valuable resource, but 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water. On August 26, The United Nations announced that by 2025, nearly two billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity and average supply of water per person will drop by a third in the next two decades.
August 27, 2019
Grouse hunters in northern Minnesota were asked to collect samples for a West Nile virus research project with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The main objective of the mission was to determine the impact of West Nile virus on ruffed grouse populations.
August 21, 2019
CAHFS and the Veterinary Population Medicine Department are excited to welcome two new residents into the Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine program.
Tags: Disease, Wildlife
August 14, 2019
Come learn more about chronic wasting disease, the research being done to help combat its spread, and what you can do to help. Join CAHFS at the Bell Museum on Saturday, September 14 for a special Spotlight Science event!