Students assist DNR
Students assist DNR in disease surveillance
When about 450,000 deer hunters took to the Minnesota woods in November, students from the College of Veterinary Medicine helped the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) collect surveillance samples for two diseases of concern to the state's wild white-tailed deer population, bovine tuberculosis and chronic wasting disease. Lisa Thompson, class of 2012, and Anna Michael, class of 2011, had their photo taken with Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at a deer check station in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, during the weekend of November 7-8. The collaborative effort between the College and the DNR is in its seventh season.