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 […]

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® featured on The Pig Site

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, and its AgConnect® suite of tools was recently spotlighted on The Pig Site. In the video, Matt Cochran, DVM, IIAD’s AgConnect® program director, visits with Sarah Mikesell, The Pig Site senior editor, about how diagnostics are the […]

AgConnect® technology being used in National Dairy FARM ProgramTM

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 (TCAT), a research center within the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, recently released a custom system for the National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) ProgramTM that builds on and […]

IIAD mobile Certificate of Veterinary Inspection app now available for multiple devices

      Today, the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Center of Excellence, along with the Texas Center for Applied Technology (TCAT), a part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, announced the expansion of their mobile Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) application to multiple platforms […]

FAZD Center receives $2M in federal funds for new EPS technology

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, today announced that the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense (FAZD) received $2 million in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to develop a disease-surveillance technology designed to protect U.S. animal agriculture from […]

Researchers receive training in NAADSM animal disease model

Dr. Lindsey Holmstrom and Dr. Amy Delgado have received training on the North American Animal Disease Spread Model (NAADSM) from the Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health in Fort Collins, Colo.. NAADSM is an open-source computer program designed to simulate the spread and control of foreign animal diseases in a population of susceptible livestock herds. […]