National Program 103
Recognized worldwide as a leader in animal health research that delivers effective solutions to prevent and control animal diseases that impact agriculture and public health.
The mission of the program is to deliver scientific information and tools to detect, control, and eradicate animal diseases of high national priority.
Process for Establishing this NP Plan
An independent retrospective peer assessment of National Program (NP) 103 past performances was conducted in October 2004. A national electronic survey was also conducted in 2005 to obtain input on past performance and future research priorities. The reports were presented at a Stakeholder workshop on September 19-20, 2005 in Kansas City MO. Research priorities developed with stakeholder input for the next cycle served as the basis for an Action Plan for research that is relevant to the needs of U.S. agriculture.
1. Biodefense research
2. Animal genomics and immunology
3. Zoonotic diseases
4. Respiratory diseases
5. Reproductive and neonatal diseases
6. Enteric diseases
7. Parasitic diseases
8. Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies