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Date/Time:Thursday, 25 Apr 2019 at 2:30 pm
Location:Reiman Ballroom, Alumni Center
Contact:Jerilyn Logue,
Channel:ISU Retirees Association
Categories:Lectures Meetings, receptions
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"The National Centers for Animal Health: Historical and Present Contributions to Animal Agriculture," Dr. Marcus Kehrli Jr., director of the National Animal Disease Center. Program begins at 3 p.m. Refreshments provided by Vintage Cooperative, Ames.

In 1961, when the National Animal Disease Laboratory (NADL) opened in Ames it contained research and regulatory laboratories and was the largest of its kind in the United States. The regulatory laboratories provided diagnostic services and biologics evaluations for the Animal Inspection and Quarantine Division. By 1977, a series of reorganizations resulted in three independent units: research (the National Animal Disease Center, or NADC), biologics (today's Center for Veterinary Biologics, or CVB), and diagnostics (National Veterinary Services Laboratories, or NVSL). This presentation will highlight the respective missions of the three USDA Centers, their impact on US livestock and poultry production as well as consumer food safety, and how they contribute to the central Iowa economy.

Dr. Marcus E. Kehrli Jr.
Kehrli is the director of the National Animal Disease Center of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service and has over 36 years of experience in infectious, metabolic, and emerging disease research. Dr. Kehrli is a collaborating professor at Iowa State University in the Departments of Animal Science, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, and the immunobiology interdepartmental program. Dr. Kehrli's primary area of research expertise is immunity to infectious diseases of cattle and swine.