The Transmission

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

May 14, 2019
The Iowa state veterinarian confirmed the discovery of multiple cases of canine brucellosis at a dog breeding facility in Marion County, Iowa, last week. The animals and the facilities are currently under quarantine.
May 9, 2019
Australia has had a long history of invasive species problems. Over the past 250 years, foreign species have been introduced to Australia, causing ecological devastation. The movement of animals from one country to another is not a novel idea. This tradition has been documented in Roman times when Romans would frequently bring back animals from distant regions back to Rome.
May 8, 2019
Dr. Petra Muellner, Director of Epi-interactive (New Zealand) and Dr. Fedor Korennoy, Research Scientist at the Federal Center for Animal Health (Russia), will speak at the next Hueston Speaker Series on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
May 7, 2019
The University of Minnesota and Dave Wright, DVM, produced a series of short videos to assist veterinarians and producers to identify and prepare for the possible introduction of Foreign Animal Disease (FAD). The goal of the videos are to supplement material provided by the Secure Pork Supply (SPS) website.
May 3, 2019
Our monthly series of CAHFS Spotlights highlights our residents, graduate students, faculty, and staff. This month, we're spotlighting Dr. Amy Kinsley, research associate in CAHFS who works in our Data Analysis Research Team.
Continue reading: CAHFS Spotlight: Amy Kinsley
May 2, 2019
This week I participated in the 68th annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. While sitting in a large conference hall listening to the many EIS officers discuss fascinating epidemiology case investigations, I decided to share what I learned about the EIS program so far.
May 1, 2019
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) shot and killed a bear on April 25th that was found in a residential area of North St. Paul. Conservation officers decided to shoot and kill the bear as they determined the animal posed an immediate safety threat. The bear was a male, estimated at two years old and weighed about 110-120 pounds.
April 24, 2019
Dr. Andrew Maccabe, CEO of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges will speak at the next Hueston Speaker Series Friday, May 3, with the talk "The Future of Veterinary Medical Education."
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.
Tags: Equine
April 19, 2019
Earlier this month, California’s Santa Anita Park held its highly publicized Santa Anita Derby, the west coast’s important prep race on the road to the Kentucky Derby. But, 30,000 thoroughbred racing enthusiasts didn’t just turn out to catch a fleeting glimpse of the $1 million purse winner. They joined media outlets, race stewards, veterinarians, jockeys, and trainers in anxious anticipation of a safe and uneventful race.