Animal health and production and animal products

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.

US-UK Collaborative Research: Host Resistance to Avian Pathogenic E. Coli

Scientists from Iowa State University and the Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom), are collaborating to reduce the impact of Avian colibacillosis, a disease of poultry caused by E. coli. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

Protecting Poultry without Antibiotics

Salmonella Enteritidis is the primary poultry-borne pathogen in the United States, and there is no fully effective poultry vaccination available. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2017 Annual Report.

Agriculture Economics and Rural Communities

Researchers at the University of Connecticut are studying the impact of changing climatic conditions on dairy farm productivity in Wisconsin. NIFA originally published this impact in the 2015 Annual Report.

Making an Island Home for Fresh Food

Northern Marianas (Islands) College (NMC) researchers conducted trials on 14 vegetable species to ensure their viability in local growing conditions. NMC’s Aquaculture Development Center also established a fish breeding facility with a spawning program for egg production, fertilization, and hatching. NMC Extension educators are putting it all together with food and nutrition training through EFNEP. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Swine Health May Shed Light on Human Lung Disease

North Carolina A&T University researchers found that long-term exposure to contaminants in animal production facilities contributes to respiratory diseases among agricultural workers, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.

Reducing Greenhouse Gas - One Cow at a Time

​A five-year, NIFA-funded Dairy CAP is putting the U.S. dairy industry on target to reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 25 percent by 2020. NIFA originally published this impact in the in the NIFA 2016 Annual Report.

Increasing Minority Veterinarians and Technicians

Florida A&M University (FAMU) has recruited dozens of students who participated in pre-college summer programs, enrolled in FAMU’s collegiate veterinary science program, and completed internships with USDA and local veterinary clinics. NIFA originally published this impact in the NIFA 2017 Annual Report.