Here are some photos from a fish farm we visited recently. The farmer raises hybrid bluegill (male bluegill x female green sunfish) and koi. We took spleen, kidney, and heart tissue samples and sent them to the MSU aquatic animal … Continue reading
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
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.
Dr. Kip and myself were mentioned in an online article by Geni Wren of Bovine Veterinarian recently. Here’s the link. http://www.cattlenetwork.com/bovine-vet/regulatory-government/Food-animal-well-being–see-what-I-see-123844184.html Read the entire article, but be sure to look at the picture slideshow and slide #3.
I am doing my FSF in a lateral flow lab, specifically working with the detection of antibiotics in milk. The first couple of weeks were spent learning the basics of lateral flow technology and the chemistry involved in creating a system … Continue reading
Team Alpha and Infinity reunited in Chennai India unscathed and with enthusiasm. So far they have been setting up camp in the TANUVAS guest hostels and establishing their base. Activities have included a tour of the Madras Veterinary College, some early shopping for supplies … Continue reading
These videos were taken during processing 200 hd of high-risk cattle arriving at the Mead Cattle Company yard from Alabama. Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz and I began a small research project to look at immune response to vaccinations of high-risk cattle … Continue reading