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UNL research aimed at improving swine disease control

Beginning in the spring of 2013, a deadly virus spread quickly throughout the swine industry. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has been reported in over 35 states and is estimated to have an annual economic impact of up to $1.8 billion. Research recently conducted by faculty at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is giving swine producers and veterinarians potential methods to manage and prevent the spread of PEDV.

Search begins for next head of UNL Animal Science Department

A committee appointed by Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green has begun the search process to recruit and select candidates for a new head of the Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Online marketplace created by UNL students named a finalist in competition

FarmAfield, an online marketplace being developed by three University of Nebraska–Lincoln students has been named a finalist in the international Thought for Food Challenge.

Local high school student working in animal science lab named semifinalist in national competition

A local high school student is receiving national recognition for the research she conducted in the lab of Samodha Fernando, an assistant professor of animal science at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Nebraska LEAD 34 fellows travel to Hungary, Romania, Moldova

Twenty-nine Nebraska LEAD 34 Fellows recently returned from an international study and travel seminar in Hungary, Romania and Moldova.

Women in Agriculture conference set for Feb. 25-26 in Kearney

Nebraska women will learn how to plan and make better business decisions for their farms and ranches, communities, families and themselves at the 31st Women in Agriculture Conference.

Brodersen named veterinarian of the year

Bruce Brodersen, veterinarian, associate professor and diagnostic pathologist at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Veterinary Diagnostic Center in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been named veterinarian of the year by the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association.

Three Nebraska locations to host beef feedlot roundtables in February

Beef feedlot managers, owners, employees and supporting personnel will learn the latest in nutrition, the Veterinary Feed Directive and economics at the 2016 beef feedlot roundtables Feb. 9-11 in West Point, Lexington and Scottsbluff, with remote connections to locations in Iowa in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension.

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