AgConnect® technology showcases potential to protect US cattle industry

In the spring of 2010, John Wenzel, DVM, New Mexico State University Extension Veterinarian, observed an increasing number of bred cows aborting their calves. By the fall of 2011, that number spiked even more. Using early technology that was later developed into the mHealth mobile application, a component of the AgConnect® system, Wenzel was able […]

IIAD welcomes new project manager

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, recently welcomed a new project manager, Andrew Stokes, to their team. Stokes will be working with the AgConnect® team to manage project activities and to provide support for system users and expertise on architecture and implementation. He […]

A new look revealed for AgConnect® suite of tools

Last month, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, revealed a new look for the AgConnect® suite of tools during the AgConnect® Emergency Exercise. The suite was rebranded and renamed in order to better reflect the forward-thinking technologies and how they help veterinarians and […]

AgConnect® Emergency Exercise showcases system’s value to the food animal industry

For animal health officials, producers and veterinarians, a timely, coordinated and effective response to a multi-state animal health emergency is imperative to supporting the continuity of business that food animal industries so heavily rely upon. Earlier this month, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of […]

AgConnect® Emergency Exercise evaluates system’s ability to support decisions in animal health

Today, veterinarians, state and federal animal health officials and members of the food animal industry gathered in College Station, Texas for the first AgConnect® Emergency Exercise. The Exercise, hosted by the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, and the Texas Center for Applied Technology […]

IIAD holds knowledge exchange workshop for new international laboratory collaboration project

Early in May 2016, staff members from the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Center of Excellence, held a knowledge exchange workshop for the new Multi-Laboratory International Collaboration Environment (MICE) project with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s federal government agency […]

Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases launches new look for iiad.tamu.edu

Today, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, launched a new look for its website, iiad.tamu.edu. The newly designed website offers a fresh look at the Institute’s portfolio of work and streamlined way to navigate through content. “The redesign of iiad.tamu.edu not only brings […]