The Transmission

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

November 6, 2018
The Minnesota Board of Animal Health has identified H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza in a two commercial turkey flocks in Stearns County and Kandiyohi County.
Tags: Wildlife
November 1, 2018
Lead ammunition is still widely used for hunting and shooting. It is currently likely the greatest source of lead that is knowingly discharged into the environment in the USA.
October 30, 2018
Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins on Saturday, Nov. 3. Arround half a million hunters are expected to participate to the opening weekend.
October 26, 2018
Veterinary Public Health Residency Rounds will welcome a guest speaker on November 16th. Find more information below.
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."