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November 6, 2017

New office aims to strengthen relationships with US agriculture

“Our modern agricultural economy is highly dependent upon two things: freedom from disease and trade,” said Melissa Berquist, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases. “Following the outbreak of an infectious livestock or poultry disease, the ability to efficiently implement science-based standards and demonstrate freedom from disease is imperative to limiting the loss […]

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The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases is recognized by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) as a collaborating center in the specialty of biological threat reduction. As a collaborating center, IIAD provides its expertise internationally to support and implement animal health initiatives, provide scientific and technical training, and conduct scientific research focused on global animal health. We are the only biological threat reduction center in the OIE’s America’s region and the only OIE collaborating center within the Texas A&M University System.

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