Monthly Archives: June 2011

FSF India – Visit to Trichy and TB testing

Bovine TB is a large problem in India both in cows and people. The situation is alarming because of the “no-slaughter of cattle” policy in India. Additionally, given the scarce resources in the state, there is a tendency to keep animals with … Continue reading

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Eric Naplin – Busy With Sheep Brains and Collecting Data for NAHMS

This summer I’ve been collecting lymph nodes and brain stems for the Regulatory Scrapie Slaughter Surveillance (RSSS).  After collection these tissue samples are sent to another lab for scrapie testing.  Due to the lamb market seeing record prices there are … Continue reading

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Livestock and Food Safety are Major Priorities in DC – Chelsea Render

It’s hard to believe it’s been a month since I’ve been working here in Washington, DC as a legislative fellow for the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry (aka The Ag Committee).  It’s taken some time to remember all … Continue reading

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FSF Inidia – Students Fully Embedded in Projects

The FSF India students have passed the 1/2 way point of their stay in India and are fully embedded in a variety of different projects.  Despite many challenges that coming with living in a radically different culture, they are enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Mike Nowicki- Visiting with farmers while working with AntelBio

“On my travels with the different parts of the Northstar Cooperative I had the pleasure of servicing a 300+ dairy cow farm in Litchfield Michigan.  While there, it was great to meet an enthusiastic owner who grew up on the … Continue reading

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Pijrapole Cow Sanctuary, Chennai India

This video is from the Pinjrapole Cow Sanctuary in Chennai India.  The FSF Inida students visited this facility twice and collected samples for BVDV and Brucellosis screening.

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2011 Robert Leader Endowed Lecture

Click here to learn more about this years 2011 Robert Leader Endowed Lecture, to be held on Thursday, July 28th at 4pm at the University Club. Robert Leader Endowed Lecture This years lectue will be given by Dr. Vroegindewey,  who will … Continue reading

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