Veterinary Students learn swine ultrasound
On Saturday November 5th, a dozen of veterinary students met with faculty members at the University of Minnesota Southern research and outreach center in Waseca, MN to practice their pregnancy diagnostic skills. By the end of the lab, we are glad to say that all students were able to successfully tell if a sow was pregnant or not!
Scholarship applications accepted until December 15th
The Carlos Pijoan Fellowship and the Leman Fellowship are available at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine to pursue a MS or a PhD in the areas of swine production and medicine. Graduate students wishing to apply, can do so until December 15th, 2016. For more information, contact Dr. Montse Torremorell.
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More than 850 attendees at the 2016 Leman conference!
The 2016 Allen D. Leman conference held in St. Paul, MN and organized by the swine group at the University of Minnesota, gathered more than 850 professionals and veterinarians from the swine industry for 4 days of conferences and exchanges on the latest science-driven solutions.
Write down the dates for next year's edition: September 16−19, 2017.
Infectious Disease Research Laboratories, Food Centric Corridor
The Food Centric Corridor brings interdisciplinary teams together equipped with integrated modern analytical capabilities related to infectious diseases, animal health and nutrition to address challenges of food security thus supporting the University’s mission to produce a safe, secure and sustainable food supply.
The newly remodeled 3,500 sq ft laboratories and the state of the art equipment were made possible by funds from the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Office of the Vice-President of Research.
Big Data = Big Discoveries
Across the University of Minnesota, researchers are queuing up big datasets at the Genomics Center and Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI), hoping that something stands out in the millions of “reads” that are returned.
Engaged in research, teaching, service, and outreach, the Swine Group is focused on swine health and production, disease control and eradication, and animal welfare to improve swine health.