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 […]

ISAVET Programme Launched in Kenya

FAO launches first In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology Training (ISAVET) training in Kenya Content provided by APO Group. CNBC Africa provides content from APO Group as a service to its readers and does not edit the articles it publishes. CNBC Africa is not responsible for the content provided by APO Group. The Food and Agriculture Organization […]

The 2021 National Vaccine Tabletop Exercise

The Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife, and the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) recently hosted a virtual vaccine tabletop exercise. The event helped animal health experts from top beef, dairy, and swine states collaborate on vaccine plans for their respective states in the case of […]

IIAD & CBTS Present at DHS COE Summit

DHS Centers of Excellence are university-based groups that focus on certain mission areas related to the safety of the U.S. The centers conduct research and develop educational materials to help meet DHS’ needs within those specific mission areas. “For IIAD, that area is zoonotic diseases and transboundary animal diseases of importance to both animal health and […]

IIAD Conducts PPE Training for Vet Students

On March 23rd, Dr. Christine Budke and Dr. Jimmy Tickel hosted a Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) training for Texas A&M vet students at the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Training instructor, Dr. Jimmy Tickel, an IIAD veterinarian and formally trained Hazmat Technician, teaches future veterinarians the importance and proper use of PPE. “The use of PPE […]

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 […]

Texas A&M Vet Student Joins IIAD Team

A very warm welcome to Serene Yu as she joins the IIAD team as our newest intern! Serene is currently a fourth-year veterinary student at Texas A&M with a focus in public health and epidemiology. After graduation, Serene plans to be a small animal veterinarian with a prospective career in public health. Yu respects the […]