While environmental factors and host genetics heavily influence BRD morbidity rates, understanding the genomic and molecular biology tools also can improve our understanding of pathogens and beneficial microorganisms .
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.
MatMaCorp has translated genetic risk factors, ARRDC3 and NFIA, into a rapid and cost-effective test for BCHF, an untreatable, fatal condition prevalent in feedlot cattle in the Western Great Plains of North America
Genomic editing technology increasingly shows potential for improving disease resistance within livestock populations, as researchers in China report success introducing resistance to the CSFV in pigs.