News & Resources
The MycoLab was present at the IPVS 2022
Different members of the University Of Minnesota shared their research in Rio during the most recent IPVS. Our laboratory member, Dr. Cipriano De Abreu, awarded for his two oral presentations. Join us in congratulating him!
Full story online:https://www.nationalhogfarmer.com/names-news/umn-graduate-student-recognized-26th-ipvs-congress
Dr. Maria Pieters won the Awards for Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD) this year.
Since the Awardfor Advancing Research in Respiratory Disease (AWARRD) program's inception more than 16 years ago, Boehringer Ingelheim has provided more than $1.5 million in support of the development of less costly, innovative diagnostic testing and sampling processes; identified more effective biosecurity practices; sought to better understand respiratory diseases; and developed risk assessment tools, intervention programs and vaccination strategies. This year, to continue expanding the swine industry's knowledge of respiratory diseases, three outstanding research proposals were selected to receive $35,000 each.
Full story online: http://news.aasv.org/13547
New Student Joins Lab
We are happy to welcome Cipriano De Abreu to the Mycolab team!.
He will pursue a MSc degree under the supervision of Dr. Maria Pieters. See more about Cipriano and other lab members under the Mycolab team tab!
Join us to Congralute Dr. Alyssa Betlach
We are happy to announce that our lab member Dr. Alyssa recently defended and approved her PhD thesis.
Our lab member Seth Nelson was awarded a $5,000 Scholarships from AASV Foundation, Merck Animal Health [AASV].
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside the US and Canada, continued its commitment to the swine industry's next generation of veterinarians by partnering with the American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation (AASVF) to sponsor the 2021 recipients of the AASVF/Merck Animal Health Veterinary Student Scholarships, awarded March 1, 2021, at the 52nd Annual AASV Meeting.
Full story online: http://news.aasv.org/13546
Most Recent Publication
Sponheim, A., Munoz-Zanzi, C., Fano, E., Polson D., Pieters, M. (2021). Pooled-sample testing for detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae during late experimental infection as a diagnostic tool for a herd eradication program. Preventive Veterinary Medicine. 189, 105313. Link. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prevetmed.2021.10531
UMN Swine News
Visit this link to find current news about the swine medicine group at the University of Minnesota!
Pig Health Today
Dr. Alyssa Betlach featured in Pig Health Today! Click here to see the video in which she provides the latest update regarding testing methods for M. hyopneumoniae.
Is today's Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae surveillance good enough?
Read this article to find out what Dr. Betlach and Pieters had to say about this topic!