The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota is looking for a new leader to join their team who can help advance their mission to empower animal health professionals with accurate and timely diagnosis, innovative research and exceptional education.Continue reading “The University of Minnesota is hiring a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Director”
Public health aspects related to African swine fever and global animal health – A free webinar
Register now for the second webinar in the Animal health aspects related to African swine fever series, “Public health aspects related to African swine fever and global animal health” on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 7:00 AM Central Standard Time.Continue reading “Public health aspects related to African swine fever and global animal health – A free webinar”
University of Minnesota iCOMOS/African Swine Fever Webinar Series
Animal health aspects related to African swine fever is a three-webinar series which will explore the unknowns and less obvious negative consequences of global disease pandemics using African Swine Fever as a model and begin a conversation about the need for preparedness and development of contingency plans when or if it occurs in the U.S. and elsewhere. The first webinar takes place on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:00 AM Central Standard Time.Continue reading “University of Minnesota iCOMOS/African Swine Fever Webinar Series”
The UMN swine fellowships continue to support students and industry-focused research
Three fellowships are available for graduate students focusing their research on practical solutions for the swine industry: the Morrison, Pijoan and PIC fellowships. Congratulations to this year’s new recipients! We look forward to hearing more from you at the upcoming Allen D. Leman Swine Conference on September 18-21.Continue reading “The UMN swine fellowships continue to support students and industry-focused research”
Vet Student Attitudes about Swine Change after Lecture and Farm Visit
In this new publication from the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Dr. Perle Zhitnitskiy from the UMN swine group, in collaboration with Dr. Beth Ventura explores the impact that various educational initiatives have on first-year veterinary students attitudes towards swine production.
- First-year students undergo 1-hour lecture and one farm visit in their first year of the curriculum.
- Knowledge and attitudes towards pigs improved after the educational initiatives.
- Students became more segmented in their overall view of swine production.
- Provision of enrichment did not increase students’ satisfaction with the level of animal welfare on the farm.