Social and Animal Welfare

Social and Animal Welfare Features and Impacts

Bo Hu and his team are working to remove sulfide from swine manure pits with electrochemical systems. With this project, they hope to install a pilot system to evaluate sulfide levels reductions and emissions when using such a system. 

Anup Johny is leading a team of interdisiplinary researchers to develop a combined antimicrobial strategy to control Salmonella Heidelberg in turkey hens.

Marla Spivak with beehive.For nearly 100 years, the University of Minnesota has conducted research on bees. In this impact video, entomologist Marla Spivak discusses how U of M researchers are currently working to address the changing needs of bees in Minnesota and beyond.

Jane Gilgun.Since 1985, Professor Jane Gilgun has conducted an MAES supported research study on The Meanings of Violence to Perpetrators. Over the next few years she plans to publish and document her findings from this long-term study.

Becky Yust

Becky Yust is a Professor and Program Director for the Housing Studies Program in the Department of Design, Housing, and Apparel. Her research focuses on sustainable and affordable housing.

Swine Welfare Video screengrab.In this impact video, Yuzhi Li describes the importance of the University’s swine welfare research program and highlights important research findings to date.

Turkeys at UMore Park.Timothy Johnson and his team are exploring bacterial causes of what has become known as Light Turkey Syndrome (LTS) in the commercial turkey industry.


MRI food testingTo fulfill consumer demand for safer, healthier, and self-stable foods, U of M researchers are discovering news methods to integrate NMR and MRI technologies into food safety tests.  Early results show that such techniques allow for quicker detection of food-borne pathogens.  #MNImpacts


Beehive.Marla Spivak and her team are working to help commercial beekeepers reduce honey bee colony losses that provide honey and critical pollination services of almond, fruit, and vegetable crops.

Beef cattle.Zheng Xing and his team are evaluating the scope of infection in food animals in Minnesota by a novel zoonotic bunyavirus, Heartland virus (HLV). 

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