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The first genetically engineered, live
vaccine for shipping
fever in cattle has been developed by ARS researchers.
Robert Briggs and
Fred Tatum, (515) 239-8639
An ARS vaccine against a certain
strain of avian influenza helped the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention and the Hong Kong government contain and understand a bird flu
A new ARS test
cattle tuberculosis in 3 days. Other tests can take 3 months.
Janice M. Miller, (515)
Cytokine protein helps
Kehrli, Jr., (515) 239-8642
test detects the new strain of avian leukosis, subgroup J. Researchers are
working on a field test.
M. Fadley, (517) 337-6837
ARS scientists developed a
test for Johne's disease. The work may also lead to a vaccine.
Judith Stabel, (515) 239-8304;
Jay Ellingson, (515)
larvae are easily identified in the field with a new ARS test.
Steve R. Skoda, (402)
manual on feeding marine mammals is now available.
Jean Larson, (301) 504-6212
Castrating calves at
birth produces less stress than postponing the procedure until weaning.
A new ARS genetic test distinguishes the
virus that causes
porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome from harmless vaccine
Mengeling, (515) 239-8254