Animal health and production and animal products

The Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension Program has Expanded to 50 Counties

The Tennessee State University Cooperative Extension Program has expanded from three counties to 50, serving limited-resource, hard-to-reach, and socially disadvantaged areas through programs. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Decline in Wild Bees will Sting Agriculture

University of Vermont researchers created a national assessment to help focus both scientific and political efforts to understand and sustain wild bees. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Goats and Sheep vs. Barber Pole Worms

Researchers at Fort Valley State University, Georgia, created the Targeted Selective Treatment (TST), which reduces the use of synthetic drugs by up to 90 percent. TST saves farmers $150-$200 per 100 animals per year and identifies parasite-resistant breeding stock. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Why Worry about Salinity and Shrimp?

Researchers at the University of Guam are examining the genetics of shrimp and their water salinity tolerance. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Plants Provide New Antibiotic Treatment for Cattle

Eschewing antibiotics, University of Connecticut researchers discovered that two plant-derived antimicrobials reduced an important mastitis pathogen, demonstrating that novel mastitis treatments may be viable. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

It Is All About Water

Although aquaponically produced fish are consistently shown to be safe, current food safety audits assume that all animal wastes are potentially harmful, regardless of source. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

Grazing Beef Cattle Wear GPS Tracking-Equipped Collars

Wearing collars equipped with GPS tracking devices, grazing beef cattle are part of a Kansas State University study tracking beef production vulnerability across the southern Great Plains. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Flies and Fish in the Virgin Islands

Researchers at the University of the Virgin Islands are looking into a new food source for fish in aquaponics systems black soldier flies. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

Mapping a New Pathogen Contaminating Seafood

University of New Hampshire scientists have identified a strain of bacterial pathogen that has contaminated seafood and sickened shellfish consumers at increasing rates over the past decade. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

Animal Health and Production and Animal Products

An AFRI Coordinated Agricultural Project (AFRI-CAP) led by Texas A&M University is identifying genetic loci and genomic rearrangements associated with BRD and using these data to develop diagnostic tests and selection tools to identify BRD-resistant animals. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.