Maria Sol Perez

Vaccination is one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions ever developed. As all eyes turn to the recently announced COVID-19 vaccines, in this Weekly Topic we will dive into another side of vaccine development—veterinary vaccines. 


On November 12, federal wildlife officials removed the gray wolf from the endangered species act protection, after it had been recognized as an endangered species since 1974. Once not in the act, the wolves can be hunted for recreational purposes.


Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is one of the most widespread zoonotic bacterial infections affecting cattle around the globe, and in Uruguay the disease has become more widespread in the past two decades.

Kaushi Kanankege

Eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic and the struggle to reduce disease transmission is real. While there is no one size fits all solution, scientists have emphasized the importance of layering multiple protective measures instead of relying on one.


A team of researchers at the CVM recently published a perspective in Frontiers in Veterinary Science on the process of using risk maps and risk regionalization as tools to inform actionable decisions through stakeholder engagement

Addis Hunde Bedada

Laboratories are racing to breed genetically engineered stocks of mice in hopes to answer key questions about COVID-19 and to fast-track potential drugs and vaccines for clinical trials.


According to the World Organisation of Animal Health, 75% of emerging infectious diseases in humans are zoonotic. Understanding what drives these diseases to spread is crucial to economic, animal, and human health around the globe.


Work with foreign animal diseases has put the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service on the map, and collaboration with the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety has contributed to a number of successful projects.


Research is considered one of the core activities of many land-grant universities. At CAHFS, we believe that the scientific method, and answers generated through hypothesis-driven research, are the cornerstone for transformation, development, and growth.

Lauren Bernstein

A bat found in downtown Minneapolis tested positive for rabies last week. According to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), a group of people found the bat at Marquette Avenue and 6th Street on Tuesday, September 10, around 1 p.m., and brought it to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory while it was still alive. Rabies was confirmed two days later.