Kim VanderWaal, researcher with the University of Minnesota's department of veterinary population medicine, and Kenya Wildlife Service staff with an African buffalo at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya. University of Minnesota
Kim VanderWaal, researcher with the University of Minnesota's department of veterinary population medicine, and Kenya Wildlife Service staff with an African buffalo at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya.

University of Minnesota work on FMD leads to alliance

University signs memorandum of agreement with global research alliance to examine FMD transmission and interface with wildlife and livestock.

Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is of great concern globally, and the disease is one of the top priorities of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

The presence of the virus within a country has major effects on the country’s ability to engage with the global livestock industry. In addition, outbreaks of the disease in FMD-free countries are economically devastating.

University of Minnesota scientists have been active in FMD research in countries in which it curre

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