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 […]

Animal Health Network

The Animal Health Network is a communication conduit for the State Veterinarian and other officials to get vital animal disease alerts to non-commercial livestock and poultry owners. This state-adaptable, local network concept uses local feed retailers and county Extension educators to channel information to “backyard farmers” who might otherwise not receive the alerts. Commercial producers […]

AgConnect® HealthNet

Overview AgConnect® HealthNet is an Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD) led initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, that enables producers, veterinary practitioners, diagnostic laboratories, wildlife biologists and other data providers to participate in designing and piloting a surveillance system aimed at supporting their day-to-day activities while also strengthening […]

AgConnect® mHealth

The Challenge Traditional animal surveillance programs that focus on regulated disease- and agent-specific detection with confirmed laboratory diagnosis, are not adapted to identify and react to non-regulated disease and emerging health events. A properly developed, comprehensive passive surveillance system will provide early detection of endemic, zoonotic, transboundary, environmental and newly emerging animal diseases, as well as […]

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 […]