The Transmission

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

June 21, 2018
Last week Farm to Table was held in southern Chile. The program gave participants exposure to leading exporting animal food production systems, and site visits focused on international trade standards and emerging issues in food safety related to the Chilean salmon and cattle industry.
June 20, 2018
Minnesota state health investigators were able to quickly identify a cyclospora outbreak with the help of culture independent diagnostic tests, a panel test that distinguishes between 22 pathogens that are likely candidates to make people sick.
June 13, 2018
In a first of it's kind meeting, five global organizations have begun to plan strategies to bolster agricultural- and livestock-based economies in developing countries.
June 12, 2018
Tick activity has had a slow start this summer, but due to the rain and warm temperatures recently, tick activity is expected to increase into July.
Tags: Research, Swine
June 8, 2018
The frequency of swine movement in North America makes the industry vulnerable to disease spread. To explore how modifying movement patterns can reduce disease spread, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) recently sponsored research at the University of Minnesota (UMN) Department of Veterinary Population Medicine.
June 5, 2018
A bat found from a park next to lake Como in St Paul, Minnesota has tested positive for rabies. The woman who handled the animal is getting rabies prevention shots.
May 31, 2018
As a society in the United States, there is lacking recognition how painful pet loss can be and how much it can impair a person’s emotional and physical health.
May 29, 2018
One of the most important challenges humankind faces today is the expected increase in population size, with projections—supported by the United Nations—that the world population will reach the 9 billion mark by the year 2050. Population growth will consequently lead to an unprecedented increase in food demand. Although all food animal industries will continue to work to prepare and adapt to satisfy that demand, consensus is that aquaculture will play a significant role in the future of food security.
May 29, 2018
Raising fish for food perfectly illustrates the One Health concept the College of Veterinary Medicine has promoted for many years to describe the interdependence of animal, human and environmental health, says Alex Primus, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Population Medicine. “Fish is a very heathy source of protein and when farmed responsibly can be produced in a very environmentally sustainable manner."
Tags: Aquaculture
May 29, 2018
In the southwest corner of Minnesota, perched on the edge of the Great Plains and a long way from native shrimp habitat, Trū Shrimp has begun its operations.
Continue reading: Healthy Shrimp From the Start