With $600,000 from Michigan State University and the backing of the animal agriculture industry, the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture was born in 2015. Since then, funding has diversified and grown considerably.
Michigan State University researchers Lorraine Sordillo and Ángel Abuelo, both in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, have been awarded a four-year, $500,000 grant for their work with dairy calves.
As the search continues for reliable chute-side tests for early signs of BRD, researchers work to identify indicators beyond gross signs, body temperature and other traditional methods of field diagnosis.
As global pressures mount to reduce the use of antibiotics in food-animal production, scientists work to identify production practices and technologies to cost-effectively protect animal health and performance.