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Certification Program to Expand Response Capability for Vector-Borne Disease Outbreaks


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Certification Program to Expand Response Capability for Vector-Borne Disease Outbreaks

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Entomological Society of America will train and certify insect scientists to stand ready for CDC Emergency Response Teams Soon, the public health community will be better equipped to respond to outbreaks of diseases spread by mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors, thanks to a contract awarded to the Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation by the […]

Veterinary Entomologist John “Jack” Lloyd Passed Away

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Dr. John E. Lloyd September 28, 1940 to March 25, 2017 John E. (Jack) Lloyd was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania on September 28, 1940 to the late Earl Edward and Elizabeth Flynn Lloyd. His childhood was spent in Pennsylvania where he graduated from Munhall-Homestead High School and went on to earn a bachelor of science […]

USDA Announces Eradication of New World Screwworm in Florida

Friday, March 24th, 2017

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)is announcing the successful eradication of the New World screwworm (NWS) from Florida. “I want to personally thank our many collaborating partners at the Federal, State, and local levels,” said Dr. Jack Shere, USDA Chief Veterinarian. “Through their dedication and professionalism close to 154 million sterile flies have […]

Proposition 2 again being challenged by other states

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

The State of Missouri is appealing to the the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to California’s Proposition 2 law, which took effect in 2015. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, in a press release, stated that he has asked the high court to hear arguments in the state’s challenge to the California law, which […]

University of California, Vice Provost – Cooperative Extension search extended

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Dear Colleagues, Following an interview process and review of the feedback collected from the search committee and seminar attendees as well as the application materials, I am requesting that the Vice Provost – Cooperative Extension search be extended so that we may solicit more candidates for consideration. Although we saw several strong applicants, we want […]

Position Vacancy Announcement – Livestock Extension Advisor

Monday, February 6th, 2017

The University of California, Division of Agricultural and Natural Resources has an open position for a Cooperative Extension Advisor (Extension Agent) focused on livestock and natural resources to be located in Placer County, California.  More more information, see the position vacancy announcement here: http://ucanr.edu/Jobs/Jobs_990/?jobnum=1123  

Death of Dr. Dick Axtell – Veterinary Entomologist at NC State

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

It is with great sorrow that I notify you of the death of Dr. Dick Axtell. The obituary has not yet been published, but the funeral is scheduled for Saturday (January 28th) afternoon in Raleigh. Dick was the 1993 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Veterinary Entomology at the Livestock Insect Workers Conference in […]

Six states lose appeal on California egg law

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

California’s 2015 egg law does not interfere with interstate commerce, a federal court ruled. On November 17, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled six states challenging the law – Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kentucky and Iowa – didn’t have the legal right to challenge the law that prohibits the […]

Vaccine for Bovine Foothill Abortion is Evaluated at ANR Research Facility

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

After more than 60 years of working closely with University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers to identify and learn how to manage a disease that causes the death of up to 90,000 calves annually, ranchers are optimistic that they are on the home stretch  to getting a vaccine that will protect […]

USDA Awards $4.3 Million to Ensure Access to Needed Veterinary Services in Rural Communities

Friday, November 4th, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today awarded more than $4.3 million to 48 American veterinarians to help repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary resources critical to America’s food safety, food security, and to the health and […]

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