Ilya Slizovskiy

Although there is widespread agreement that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a global threat to human health, it has been very difficult to estimate the magnitude and geographic distribution of the global attributable morbidity and mortality to antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infections.

Margaret Sirolli, DVM, MPH

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), and 11 partners, recently received $500,000 to advance it’s “Bend, Don’t Break” initiative. The funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), will support efforts targeted toward rural Minnesotan communities to address mental health challenges.

Catalina Picasso Risso

A Sumatran/Bengal tiger from the Pine County wildlife sanctuary tested positive for COVID-19 this past week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Veterinary Services Laboratories confirmed Sabrina, a 21 years old tiger, as the second COVID-19 confirmed case (captive or domestic animal) in the state of Minnesota.

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.