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The Cow is Always Right – La Vaca Siempre Tiene La Razon

UMASH was fortunate to cooperate for a second time with Minnesota Milk Producers (MMPA) at a recent Spanish Dairy Management Workshop.  25 dairy workers from central Minnesota attended for a full day training hosted by MMPA and Elanco.  Monica Cruz Zorrilla from the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul gave an overview of their services and answered many questions from the participants. …

National Hog Farmer Encourages Needlestick Prevention

The National Hog Farmer publication reminded hog producers to use sound practices and protocols when vaccinating or administering medications via sharps.  UMASH ‘s educational materials were featured in the article, stating the purpose and need for safe handling of needles before during and after injections. …

Needlestick Prevention Featured at Leman Conference

The Allen D. Leman Swine Conference is an annual educational event for the global swine industry. It is internationally acclaimed for bringing science-driven solutions to the complex challenges facing the industry.  The 2017 conference was held September 18 and 19.  Many of the attendees are swine veterinarians which are one of the stakeholders for …

UMASH at Dakotafest 2016 Farm Show

Westward Ho!  To farm and ranch country we went to attend the annual Dakotafest farm show in Mitchell, South Dakota.  Carol Peterson and Ruth Rasmussen joined colleagues from the Iowa based Agricultural Safety and Health Center (Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health) for three days of networking with farmers, ranchers, reporters and agribusiness …

SPOTLIGHT: “Stress Less” with Good Stockmanship and Reduce Worker Injuries

MAY 2016 Jeffrey B. Bender DVM Director/CAHFS, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Moving and handling 1400-pound animals is not a job for everyone – it is however, one that dairy farmers do every day. Across the Midwest large dairy cattle are moved to and from the parlor several times each day.  …

Jeff Bender Presents Needlestick Prevention Webinar

UMASH Center Co-Director, Dr. Jeff Bender, presented “Don’t Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings” as a noontime webinar hosted by the AgriSafe Network on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Needlestick injuries in agriculture are common although not as recognized as those in human clinical settings. Farmers, ranchers, …

UMASH at the Latino Summit

Mankato, Minnesota was the site of the Southern Minnesota Latino Summit on September 10, 2014 attended by four UMASH personnel–Jeff Bender, Carol Peterson, Karen Lopez, and Ruth Rasmussen. The event was convened by the University of Minnesota Extension, Chicano Latino Affairs Council, Consulado de Mexico en Saint Paul, Minnesota State University, …

Points of Pride Research Day

The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) held its annual Points of Pride Research Day on October 2, 2013 to celebrate the CVM’s research program and honor faculty, fellows, students, and research partners who contribute to the advancement of biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Mindy Buswell, UMASH staff and CVM veterinary …