Animal diseases can cause serious social, economic and environmental damage, impact on animal welfare and in some cases directly threaten human health. These diseases ignore borders. Livestock provides one third of huma
When an infected animal moves from one farm to another, it might introduce a pathogen to that one farm. When a feed supplier, sales person, inspector or veterinarian visits an infected farm, the pathogen could spread to
The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) this week announced 11 grants totaling $3 million for Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) projects focused on plant and animal phenomi
While sifting through the bacterial genome of salmonella, Cornell food scientists discovered mcr-9, a new, stealthy jumping gene so diabolical and robust that it resists one of the world’s few last-resort antibiotics.
A multidisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists designed a study to probe how the intestinal microbiome of dairy cattle affects antibiotic resistance, a problem plaguing farms across the country.
At USDA, we use a One Health approach that embraces the idea that problems arising at the intersection of the health of humans, animals, and the environment can be solved only through a coordinated multidisciplinary app