September 01, 2015

This past spring’s highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak was the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history, killing 50 million chickens and turkeys and likely bankrupting some farms. The virus could return with this fall’s southward migration of waterfowl.


Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine recently got word that it will receive $7.1 million from the federal government. The money will help the program expand its ability to recruit, train, and retain underrepresented minorities in veterinary medicine. The funds also are meant for the institution to continue to educate culturally competent veterinarians and public health professionals