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Food Animal Health Research Program

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  1. Resource Description
    The mission of the Food Animal Health Research Program is to protect and enhance animal and public health through research, education and outreach. It also strives to support the animal industries in economically producing safe, wholesome food in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. The program's research focus is on pathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention and control of animal disease. The emphasis is on basic and translational studies on enteric, respiratory and immunosuppressive diseases, food and environmental safety, and the zoonotic potential of these diseases. The Food Animal Health Research Program has modern laboratories with the latest equipment, including AALAC accredited laboratory animal and germ-free facilities. This is the only facility in the world for procurement and maintenance of germfree food producing animals. It is also the only specific pathogen free flock of turkeys in the world is maintained by the Food Animal Health Research Program. These resources are invaluable for the study of infectious diseases of food producing animals
  2. Affiliation
    Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center
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