The Transmission

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

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.
April 16, 2019
On Friday, Indianapolis-based Caito Foods, LLC, issued a voluntary recall of fresh cut melon products in response to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ongoing investigation of Salmonella Carrau infections. Ninety-three cases have been identified in nine states, including three cases in Minnesota after people ate pre-cut cantaloupe from the same Trader Joe’s store. Twenty-three people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.
Tags: Policy
April 11, 2019
On October 8, 2017, a fire broke out in the small town of Calistoga, California at 9:45 p.m. The fire quickly expanded into a blaze that ravaged westward, driven by a wind reported at over 60 miles per hour by 4:00 a.m.
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.
April 9, 2019
Since the Missouri legislature banned lab-grown products from using “meat” in their labels, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Wyoming have all followed suit. Montana will likely join if the governor signs the “Real Meat Act.”
April 5, 2019
Our monthly series of CAHFS Spotlights highlights our residents, graduate students, faculty, and staff. This month, we're spotlighting one of our veterinary public health and preventive medicine residents, Gus Brihn.
Continue reading: CAHFS Spotlight: Gus Brihn
April 4, 2019
As a worker proceeds through their career and gains experience and perspective, they generally become more competent at their position. In certain cases, particularly challenging times may accelerate this process and potentially separate out the competency in performance of those who experienced the event and those who did not. Examples could include a company merger, a large lawsuit, or needing to perform a rare surgical procedure.
April 1, 2019
The week-long Engaging Intergovernmental Organizations program provided participants the opportunity to network among key global leaders and gain new skills for effectively collaborating with intergovernmental organizations.
Tags: Disease, Policy
March 28, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released a new CWD surveillance and management plan, which explains the threat of CWD in wild deer, elk, and moose populations throughout the state.
March 26, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released a report in conjunction with the University of Minnesota demonstrating the economic benefits of removing all lead from drinking water infrastructure. The report states the total cost to remove all lead would be just over $4 billion, but the economic and public health benefits would surpass $8 billion.