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Protecting Farmed Fish From VHS

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

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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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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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Levi Smith and Colleagues – Focus on Animal Welfare

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.

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From Elisha Richards – Neogen works towards making food safer

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

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FSF India makes it to Chennai

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

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Levi (a.k.a Eli) Smith learns new techniques for studying BRD with PAC

  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

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