The Transmission

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

July 18, 2018
CAHFS was formed in 2001 after high-profile public health issues sent shock waves through the agricultural community. Now 17 years later, the center plays a key role in protecting people from animal diseases & food borne illnesses.
July 16, 2018
The world’s most pressing issues— increases in global population size, food insecurity, social inequality, and environmental deterioration—cannot be addressed through a single lens.
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July 12, 2018
Animals, just as humans, are affected by wildfires, especially from smoke. As with any emergency, it is extremely important to have a pet and large animal disaster preparedness checklist available in the event of a wildfire.
July 10, 2018
Agricultural workers affected by severe summer storms in Minnesota can use Minnesota Rural Finance Authority (RFA) loans to clean up farm operations, repair or replace farm structures, and replace seed, other crop inputs, feed, and livestock as well as to repair and restore farm real estate.
July 9, 2018
Dr. Mohammad Alkhamis will join CAHFS for the next event in the Hueston Speaker Series on Tuesday July 17 with a talk titled "The age of evolutionary epidemiology: how phylodynamic methods are changing animal disease surveillance.”
July 5, 2018
I’m hoping you are feeling well today, after yesterday's Independence Day celebrations. However, If you are not -- it might not be just the liquids in yesterday's diet that are to blame. If USDA’s new research is to be believed, 9 out of 10 people sharing food with you on the 4th either didn’t wash their hands at all or washed them poorly.
July 3, 2018
Did you know that releasing non native animals to the wild could cause massive animal die offs? According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, this is exactly what happened at Lake Byllesby this summer.
June 28, 2018
As news has been published about the Trump administration separating immigrant children from their families, there is a need to discuss the long-term health complications of the traumatic experience.
June 27, 2018
Kimberly VanderWaal, DVM, PhD, has received funding for a two-year project focused on the creation of a system for surveillance for wildlife health threats within Minnesota.
June 26, 2018
Delta Air Lines announced that it will be banning “pit bull type” dogs as service dogs and support animals on its flights starting July 10. It will also limit each customer to one support animal per flight.