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Basavalingappa to deliver doctoral defense

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Rakesh H. Basavalingappa, doctoral candidate in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, will deliver a doctoral defense at 10:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, in VBS 124 on East Campus.

Basavalingappa’s dissertation is titled “Autoimmune Mechanisms in Viral Myocarditis.”

 

 

 

USDA award recognizes E. coli research at Nebraska

A Nebraska researcher transfers <em>E.coli</em> from gar plates growing cultures for analysis.
A Nebraska researcher transfers E.coli from gar plates growing cultures for analysis.

A seven-year national research project led by Nebraska scientists received the Partnership Award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The Coordinated Agricultural Project (CAP) on E. coli was recognized for efforts to reduce food-borne illness caused by Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. The award, in the mission integration category, honors the E. coli project for integrating research, education and extension for the benefit of agriculture, the environment, communities or people. Dr. Rodney Moxley, Charles Bessey Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences serves as the project director. Read more.



Mutation discovery offers clues to why Zika became more dangerous

Asit K. Pattnaik looks over samples with Bikash R. Sahoo and Arun S. Annamalai. In the background are teammates Aryamav Pattnaik, Hiep Vu, and Shi-hua Xiang.
Dr. Asit K. Pattnaik looks over samples with Bikash R. Sahoo and Arun S. Annamalai. In the background are teammates Aryamav Pattnaik, Hiep Vu, and Shi-hua Xiang.

Dr. Asit Pattnaik, virologist in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and his teammates have identified a Zika mutation that may help explain why the virus became more lethal during outbreaks that sickened tens of thousands of people in the Caribbean, South America and the United States in 2015 and 2016. Read more.



Richard Randle recognized for contributions to Livestock Birthing Pavilion

Dr. Richard Randle (center) accepts a plaque from Nebraska State Fair Board Member Bill Angel (left) for his contributions to the success of the Livestock Birthing Pavilion. Dr. Melissa Girard-Lemons (right) oversees the NVMA volunteers.
Dr. Richard Randle (center) accepts a plaque from Nebraska State Fair Board Member Bill Angel (left) for his contributions to the success of the Livestock Birthing Pavilion. Dr. Melissa Girard-Lemons (right) oversees the NVMA volunteers, who provide veterinary care to the animals.

Richard Randle, veterinarian and associate professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (SVMBS), was recognized by Nebraska State Fair Board for six years of service managing the Livestock Birthing Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair. The birthing pavilion provides the opportunity for visitors to witness animal births during the course of the two-week fair. Piglets, dairy and beef calves, ewes and chicks are born under the supervision of veterinarians and other trained professionals from SVMBS and the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association.

This was Dr. Randle's last year managing the Birthing Pavilion; he will retire this fall.

Dr. Randle joined the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in 2007 as the extension beef cattle veterinarian. He specializes in beef cow/calf production management, and his research interests include young stock management, disease monitoring and quality assurance.

Read more about the Livestock Birthing Pavilion:
Live Births Draw Big Crowds at Birthing Pavilion — Grand Island Independent



New equipment at VDC speeds response to animal diseases

Kara Robbins and Dustin Loy discuss bacteria samples tested in new equipment at the VDC
Kara Robbins and Dustin Loy discuss bacteria samples tested in new equipment at the VDC

New equipment is allowing researchers at the Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center to identify potentially deadly bacteria in a matter of minutes — a process that previously took days.

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