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ARS Animal Health Related Research Laboratories and Personnel

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service has more than 100 laboratories nationwide and several overseas. This page provides information for contacting ARS laboratories and personnel dedicated to researching health issues of agricultural animals.

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Animal health laboratory listing

Auburn, Alabama
Aquatic Animal Health Research
AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT
990 WIRE ROAD
Auburn, AL 36832
Phone: (334)887-3741
Fax: 334-887-2983
ACTING RESEARCH LEADER: HENRY ALLEN TORBERT

Booneville, Arkansas
Booneville, Arkansas
USDA, ARS, SPA
6883 SOUTH STATE HIGHWAY 23
Booneville, AR 72927
Phone: (479)675-3834
Fax: 479-575-4202
Acting Research Leader: ANN M. DONOGHUE

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
USDA, ARS, SPA, PPPSRU
UNIV ARK, O-303 POSC
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479)575-2413
Fax: 479.575.4202
RESEARCH LEADER: ANN M. DONOGHUE

Stuttgart, Arkansas
Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Cntr
PO BOX 1050
2955 Hwy. 130 East
Stuttgart, AR 72160
Phone: 870-673-4483
Fax: 870-673-7710
CENTER DIRECTOR: CARL WEBSTER

Albany, California
Western Regional Research Center (Albany, Ca)
USDA, ARS, WRRC
800 BUCHANAN STREET
Albany, CA 94710
Phone: (510)559-5600
Fax: 510-559-5963
CENTER DIRECTOR: HOWARD Q. ZHANG

Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research
USDA, ARS, WRRC, EXOTIC & INVASIVE WEEDS RESEARCH
800 BUCHANAN STREET
Albany, CA 94710
Phone: 510-559-6127
Fax: 510-559-5963
RESEARCH LEADER: RAYMOND CARRUTHERS

Gainesville, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
1700 S. W. 23RD DRIVE

Gainesville, FL 32608
Phone: 352/374-5700
Fax: 352/374-5850
Center Director: KENNETH J. LINTHICUM

Athens, Georgia
Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory
Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory
934 COLLEGE STATION ROAD
Athens, GA 30605
Phone: 706-546-3479
Fax: 706-546-3161
LABORATORY DIRECTOR: DAVID E. SWAYNE

Ames, Iowa
National Animal Disease Center: Ruminant Diseases and Immunology
RUMINANT DISEASES AND IMMUNOLOGY UNIT
1920 DAYTON AVENUE, PO BOX 70
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-337-7312
Fax: 515-337-7428
RESEARCH LEADER: EDUARDO CASAS

National Animal Disease Center: Infectious Bacterial Diseases
INFECTIOUS BACTERIAL DISEASES
NADC, P.O. BOX 70, DAYTON AVE.
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-337-7325
Fax: 515-337-7428
RESEARCH LEADER: STEVEN C. OLSEN

National Animal Disease Center: Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens
FOOD SAFETY AND ENTERIC PATHOGENS UNIT
NADC, P.O. BOX 70, DAYTON RD.
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-337-7350
Fax: 515-337-7428
RESEARCH LEADER: THADDEUS STANTON

National Animal Disease Center: Virus and Prion
VIRUS AND PRION RESEARCH UNIT
PO BOX 70
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-337-7254
Fax: 515-337-7428
ACTING RESEARCH LEADER: SUSAN L. BROCKMEIER

Dubois, Idaho
Dubois, Idaho
U.S. SHEEP EXPT. STA. USDA-ARS
19 Office Loop
Dubois, ID 83423
Phone: (208)374-5306
Fax: 208-374-5582
LOCATION COORDINATOR: JOSHUA BRET TAYLOR

West Lafayette, Indiana
Livestock Behavior Research
LIVESTOCK BEHAVIOR RESEARCH
125 SOUTH RUSSELL STREET
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765)496-7750
Fax: 765-496-1993
RESEARCH LEADER: DONALD C. LAY, JR.

Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
USDA-ARS-MSA-FAPRU-1100 South Limestone
N-220 Ag Sci North, University of Kentucky Campus
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: 859-257-1647
Fax: 859-257-3334
RESEARCH LEADER: GLEN E. AIKEN

Orono, Maine
National Cold Water Marine Aquaculture Center
25 Salmon Farm Road

Orono, ME 4469
Phone: 207-422-2713
Fax: 207-422-2723
CENTER DIRECTOR: WILLIAM R. WOLTERS

East Lansing, Michigan
East Lansing, Michigan
USDA, AGRI. RESEARCH SERVICE
4279 EAST MOUNT HOPE ROAD
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: 517-337-6829
Fax: 517-337-6776
LOCATION COORDINATOR: ALY M. FADLY

Mississippi State, Mississippi
Poultry Research
POULTRY RESEARCH UNIT
P. O. BOX 5367
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662)320-7479
Fax: 662-320-7589
RESEARCH LEADER: SCOTT L. BRANTON

Stoneville, Mississippi
Warmwater Aquaculture Research Unit
WARMWATER AQUACULTURE RESEARCH UNIT
P. O. BOX 38
Stoneville, MS 38776
Phone: (662)686-3597
Fax: (662)686-3567
RESEARCH LEADER: CRAIG TUCKER

Miles City, Montana
Miles City, Montana
USDA-ARS-NPA-LIVESTOCK & RANGE RES. LAB (LARRL)
243 FORT KEOGH ROAD
Miles City, MT 59301
Phone: (406)874-8200
Fax: (406)874-8289
Research Leader: MARK K. PETERSEN

Sidney, Montana
Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory: Pest Management Research Unit
USDA-ARS-NPA, PEST MANAGEMENT RESEARCH UNIT
1500 NORTH CENTRAL AVENUE
Sidney, MT 59270
Phone: (406)433-9444
Fax: (406)433-5038
Research Leader: JOHN F. GASKIN

Clay Center, Nebraska
Clay Center, Nebraska
Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Res.
P.O. BOX 166 (State Spur 18D)/USDA-ARS-NPA-MARC
Clay Center, NE 68933
Phone: (402)762-4109
Fax: (402)762-4111
Center Director: EMIL J. POLLAK

U.S. Meat Animal Research Center: Genetics, Breeding, and Animal Health Research
GENETICS, BREEDING & ANIMAL HEALTH RESEARCH UNIT
P.O. BOX 166 (State Spur 18D)/USDA-ARS-NPA-MARC
Clay Center, NE 68933
Phone: (402)762-4254
Fax: (402)762-4155
Research Leader: GARY L. BENNETT

U.S. Meat Animal Research Center: Meats Safety & Quality Research
MEAT SAFETY & QUALITY RES.
P.O. BOX 166 (State Spur 18D)/USDA-ARS-NPA-MARC
Clay Center, NE 68933
Phone: (402)762-4221
Fax: (402)762-4149
Research Leader: TOMMY LEE WHEELER

U.S. Meat Animal Research Center: Reproduction Research
REPRODUCTION RESEARCH UNIT
P.O. BOX 166 (State Spur 18D)/USDA-ARS-NPA-MARC
Clay Center, NE 68933
Phone: (402)762-4187
Fax: (402)762-4382
Research Leader: JEFFREY L. VALLET

Orient Point, New York
Plum Island Animal Disease Center
PLUM ISLAND ANIMAL DISEASE CTR
40550 Route 25
Orient Point, NY 11944
Phone: 631-323-3343
Fax: 631-323-3006/3295
Research Leader: LUIS L. RODRIGUEZ

College Station, Texas
Southern Plains Agricultural Research Center: Food and Feed Safety Research
USDA, ARS, SPARC, FFSRU
2881 F&B ROAD
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: (979)260-9484
Fax: (979)260-9483
RESEARCH LEADER: DAVID J. NISBET

Kerrville, Texas
Kerrville, Texas
USDA, ARS, SPA, US LIVESTOCK INSECTS RESEARCH LAB
2700 FREDERICKSBURG ROAD
Kerrville, TX 78029
Phone: (830)257-3566
Fax: 830-896-0304
LABORATORY DIRECTOR: ADALBERTO A. PEREZ DE LEON

Lubbock, Texas
Cropping Systems Research Laboratory: Livestock Issues Research
USDA, ARS, SPA, CSRL, LIVESTOCK ISSUES RESEARCH
1604 EAST FM 1294 (LUBBOCK, TX 79403)
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806)746-5353
Fax: (806)746-5028
Research Leader: JEFFERY A. CARROLL

Logan, Utah
Forage and Range Research
USDA, ARS, NPA, FORAGE & RANGE RESEARCH
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY-696 NORTH 1100 EAST
Logan, UT 84322
Phone: (435)797-3066
Fax: (435)797-3075
Research Leader: JACK E. STAUB

Poisonous Plant Research
USDA, ARS, NPA, POISONOUS PLANT RESEARCH UNIT
1150 EAST 1400 NORTH
Logan, UT 84341
Phone: 435-752-2941 Ext1107
Fax: (435)753-5681
Research Leader: KIP E. PANTER

Pullman, Washington
Animal Disease Research
USDA-ARS ANIMAL DISEASE RES.
3003 ADBF, WSU, P.O. BOX 646630
Pullman, WA 99164
Phone: (509)335-6022
Fax: 539-335-8328
RESEARCH LEADER: DONALD P. KNOWLES

Madison, Wisconsin
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center
U.S. DAIRY FORAGE RESEARCH CENTER
1925 LINDEN DRIVE
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608)890-0050
Fax: (608) 890-0076
CENTER DIRECTOR: MARK BOGGESS

Leetown, West Virginia
Leetown, West Virginia
11876 LEETOWN ROAD

Leetown, WV 25430
Phone: 304-724-8340
Fax: 304-725-0351
Director/Research Leader: CAIRD E. REXROAD

Animal health administrators contact information

STEVEN M. KAPPES, Deputy Administrator
Animal Production and Protection
Phone: (301) 504-4700
Fax: (301) 504-4873

CYRIL G. GAY, National Program Leader
Animal Health and Safety
Phone: (301) 504-4786
Fax: (301) 504-4873

JEFF SILVERSTEIN, National Program Leader
Aquaculture
Phone: (301) 504-5925
Fax: (301) 504-4873

DANIEL A. STRICKMAN, National Program Leader
Veterinary and Medical Entomology
Phone: (301) 504-5771
Fax: (301) 504-4873

Last Modified: 6/12/2008
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