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UC-Davis receives $100 million to fight pandemic disease

The United States Agency for International Development has awarded up to $100 million for the second phase of the PREDICT project based at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine. PREDICT is part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats, or EPT, program — an unprecedented international campaign to rapidly detect and respond to emerging viruses such as Ebola and SARS that move among people, wildlife, and livestock.

Industry

IIAD celebrates 10 years of protecting livestock and global health

Texas A&M University System leadership; and government, state, industry and research partners gathered Nov. 13 in College Station, Texas to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the establishment of Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Center of Excellence.

Industry

Feedyard inventories top those of a year ago

As of November 1, the number of cattle in U.S. feedyards with capacity of 1,000 head or more stood at 10.6 million head, which was slightly more than the total one year earlier, according to the USDA’s November Cattle on Feed report. That slight increase represents the first year-over-year increase in any month since August 2012.

Animal Health

Call for standardization in diagnostic testing

In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked about the need to implement consistent standards for all types of food animal-disease diagnostic testing.

Animal Health

Dr. Dee Ellis receives emergency management award

Dr. Dee Ellis, Texas' State Veterinarian and Executive Director of the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) was recently awarded the "2014 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-USA) Career Excellence Award".

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APHIS rule proposal could devastate American cattle herd

On August 29, 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), published a rule proposal in the federal register that would allow the importation of live cattle and fresh or frozen beef from Northern Argentina.

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