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.
Prions, the misshapen proteins associated with transmissible spongiform encephalopathies such as BSE and CWD have a dangerous ability to persist and remain infective in spite of environmental exposure.
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.