example of Spanish-language training materials on biosecurity website

More than a year after launching a website designed as a “one-stop shop” for pork producers seeking to strengthen their on-farm biosecurity programs, experts from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine have expanded…
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Weiping Zhang in his office

Third NIH Grant Moves Novel Anti-Diarrheal Vaccine Forward

August 01, 2023 / Pathobiology

Dr. Weiping Zhang, professor in the Department of Pathobiology, was recently awarded a five-year, $5.6 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to optimize a promising vaccine against enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)….
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Team Develops All-Species Coronavirus Test

July 06, 2023 / Pathobiology

In an advance that will help scientists track coronavirus variants in wild and domesticated animals, researchers report they can now detect exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in any animal species. Most coronavirus antibody tests require…
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Website Details Biosecurity for Beef Producers

February 21, 2023 / General News

Experts at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine have created a comprehensive website to help beef cattle producers implement on-farm biosecurity measures. “Biosecurity” refers to farm management practices to prevent disease introduction or…
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Global Experts in Swine Viral Diseases Convene in Chicago

December 12, 2022 / General News

The 2022 NAPRRS/NC229 International Conference of Swine Viral Diseases, held December 2 through 4 in Chicago, Ill., attracted more than 170 participants. This is the premier conference for addressing viral disease threats facing pork production….
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[Dr. Rebecca Lee Smith in a field with trees]

Funding for Vector-borne Disease Center Renewed

July 26, 2022 / Pathobiology

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently announced that funding for the Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-borne Disease will be renewed for another 5 years. Professors Susan Paskewitz and Lyric Bartholomay co-direct the…
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