The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Minnesota is equipped with the latest technology to provide their clients with the highest level of service.One of the state-of-the-art pieces of equipment available is the telepathology installation. A first camera is set up on the necropsy floor so that the client can see the lesions as they are commented and explained in real-time by our pathologists Dr. Jim Collins, Dr. Albert Rovira or Dr. Fabio Vannucci. The second camera is connected to a microscope to display histology slides
Both cameras are supported by a software which allows the presenter to draw on the image (green circles and arrow on the picture) from the video to clarify the explanations.
UMN students did a fantastic job at the 2016 American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) meeting. Four students presented their projects as a poster presentation and two gave a presentation, reaching 2nd and 3rd position of the student competition. Alyssa Anderson was one of the five students awarded with the Merck-AASV Foundation scholarship.
On the faculty side, Dr. Mike Murtaugh’s research project concerning the development of a challenge-free model to predict vaccine efficacy, was one of the four recognized by and received support from the AASV Foundation.