From protecting our borders to patrolling our airports, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) manages more than 3,000 working dogs in various capacities. These specialized dogs are highly valuable and an integral part of both search and rescue functions and detection of concealed persons, narcotics or explosives – meaning that keeping them healthy is […]
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 […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2017 DHS S&T Press Office John Verrico, (202) 254-2385 Washington — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) announced today the licensing of a rapid-response (three-hour) Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) diagnostic kit by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB). Developed by […]
This article was originally posted by AgriLife Research. This year, our country will see fewer approved uses for antibiotics in food animal production, following implementation of two guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These changes are among efforts around the world to combat a rise in antimicrobial resistance. The push to use […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the […]
A new study published in Current Biology reports the case of a virus jumping from one species to another in 2010 at Germany’s Wuppertal Zoo. Two polar bears at the zoo contracted a form of encephalitis. One died. Veterinarians at the zoo were baffled, the study says. An investigation identified the pathogen as a recombinant […]
The journal Vaccine has accepted an article co-authored by Blanca Lupiani, a FAZD Center principal investigator at Texas A&M University.
Principal investigators Tim Carpenter (UC-Davis), Amy Hagerman (Texas A&M) and Bruce McCarl (Texas A&M) have coauthored an article published in the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation.
L. Garry Adams, a FAZD Center principal investigator at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and H.R. “Skip” Garner, a FAZD Center PI at Virginia Tech University. co-authored an article published June 8 in BMC Microbiology.
C.J. Peters, a FAZD Center principal investigator with the University of Texas Medical Branch, co-authored an article published in the March 2010 issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medical Hygiene.