USDA accepting applications for 2014 Borlaug fellowships

The U.S. Department of Agriculture invites applications for the 2014 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program offers opportunities for training and collaborative research to scientists, researchers, and policymakers from 28 eligible countries. Fellows work with a mentor at a U.S. university, research center, or government agency — usually for … Continue reading

Buffalo / Cattle / Dairying / Directorate / Event report / ILRI / India / South Asia

India’s livestock development trajectory ‘exemplary’–Not only huge in aggregate but also small in scale and sustainable in nature

 ILRI’s Sapna Jarial translates a speech delivered by a village council president on field visit in Haryana, India, on 4 Nov 2012, made by ILRI management and board (photo credit: ILRI/Nils Teufel). Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, a German livestock researcher and activist ‘for socially responsible and ecologically sustainable livestock development’, asks in a recent blog post, ‘Whose … Continue reading

Animal Diseases / Cattle / Disease Control / Livestock / Vaccines

USDA scientists discover how foot-and-mouth disease virus begins infection in cattle

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified the primary site where the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) begins infection in cattle. This discovery could lead to development of new vaccines to control and potentially eradicate FMD, a highly contagious and sometimes fatal viral disease of cloven-hoofed animals that is considered the most economically … Continue reading

Animal Health / Disease Control / Emerging Diseases / Research / USA

USDA ARS and NIFA hold priorities workshop on animal health research

USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) held a two day workshop on March 23rd and 24th to discuss research priorities in the area of animal health.  The workshop was well attended by a mix of industry, academia and government representatives. The goal of the workshop was to develop … Continue reading