New Agribusiness Course Brings Cattle Industry & State Animal Health Officials Together

A new Texas A&M AgriLife course hosted by the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, IIAD, is providing executive-level state animal health officials, SAHOs, with important insights into the business of the cattle industry so they may better understand the full impact of responding to an animal disease outbreak. “This course is a one-week, in-person and hands-on training opportunity […]

OIE Laboratory Sustainability – Development of Economic Indicators for International Animal Health

Improving the economic sustainability of global veterinary labs Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases develops economic indicators for the international animal health system Veterinary labs around the world work every day to keep animal populations safe from infectious livestock diseases. One Texas A&M AgriLife group, in partnership with the World Organisation for Animal Health, OIE, has been working to […]

Animal Health Formula Funds

Portfolio: Risk Prevention Project Title: A Comparative Assessment of the Insitutionalization of Enhanced Biosecurity Plans: Implications for the Secure Food Supply Plans Status: In progress Overview: Secure Food Supply Plans promote continuity of business during a high-consequence transboundary animal disease (TAD) outbreak to facilitate movement of uninfected animals and animal products through marketing supply chains.  […]

Institute for Infectious Diseases and Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Public Health Internship Program

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), in collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim – Veterinary Public Health, is hosting two summer 2018 internship opportunities. The Institute will host two students with interests and experience in veterinary medicine and/or international agricultural issues. Veterinary students of any year or classification and graduate students are eligible to apply to […]

Simmons to Lead IIAD

Dr. Heather Simmons appointed Director of IIAD effective March 1st, 2021. Dr. Simmons has been serving as the associate director of IIAD for several years now and was part of IIAD since its inception in 2004. She has been part of forming and charting the course of the institute at every step of the way […]

ISAVET Presented at 2020 WOHC Conference

Our very own Assistant Director, Jessica Cargill, MPH presented the 2019 In Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) Programme at this year’s WOHC conference. 2019 ISAVET took place in Kenya and Cameroon involving two programs: Training of Trainers () and Training of Mentors (ToM). Trainers and Mentors of the ISAVET programme will build transferable skills […]

David Castellan

David Castellan, DVM, MPVM, ACPVM, is a veterinarian at the Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases, serving as an international animal health subject matter resource expert and epidemiologist for the Veterinary Field Epidemiology Training Program with international stakeholders. From 2008 to 2015 he was the Senior Veterinary Epidemiologist, FAO ECTAD, Region of Asia and Pacific where […]