Smith Projects Aim to Secure the Animal-Based Food Supply in New England

A farm with a biosecurity sign at the entrance.

We have recently witnessed how a human epidemic like COVID-19 can impact animal protein supply chains. A highly contagious disease of food animals themselves could result in even more disruption of those supply chains. An example of such a disease is foot-and-mouth disease (FMD). An outbreak of FMD would directly impact all farmers with cattle, pigs, and small ruminants and indirectly affect all related segments of agriculture. Continue reading “Smith Projects Aim to Secure the Animal-Based Food Supply in New England”

Livestock Disease Preparedness a Goal for Tactical Sciences Grant

Many Holstein cows in a barn eating hay.

Animal and Veterinary Sciences Research Associate Professor Julie Smith, and Plant and Soil Science Research Assistant Professor Scott Merrill have been awarded $1 million dollars for a three-year research and outreach project funded through the USDA NIFA Tactical Sciences for Agricultural Biosecurity program. Continue reading “Livestock Disease Preparedness a Goal for Tactical Sciences Grant”

Wadsworth Receives UVM Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award

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UVM Animal and Veterinary Sciences Lecturer and CREAM Advisor Stephen Wadsworth, DVM, has been awarded the 2022 Kroepsch-Maurice Excellence in Teaching Award for his positive impact on students both in and beyond the classroom. The award, given annually by the UVM Office of the Provost, is the highest teaching honor given by the University.

Read more about Steve’s impact on his students.