Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project

Innovation and Collaboration for Agricultural Biosecurity

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July 2019 ADBCAP Newsletter

Biosecurity and surveillance are complementary. Health surveillance in human, plant, or animal contexts involves collecting, analyzing, and interpreting health-related data. These data then inform what is done in terms of health programs and strategic communication. National surveillance systems often rely…

Our Work

The Animal Disease Biosecurity Coordinated Agricultural Project (ADBCAP) complements previous and ongoing animal disease protection activities. We are integrating social science, human decision-making, economic and animal health perspectives to enhance the prevention, recognition, control and recovery from any new, emerging or foreign animal disease or pest.
With a multi-disciplinary team from land grant universities across the United States, our goal is to facilitate the development and adoption of national practices and policies to reduce the impact of pests and diseases in livestock animals, including dairy and beef cows, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, camelids (llamas and alpacas) and poultry.

Outreach Publications

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Scientia is an online science publishing company that helps researchers communicate their findings beyond their specialty and into the wider world. Working with the ADBCAP team, they developed an outreach publication about the project's accomplishments. Read the article here.
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Educating youth about biosecurity

Futurum Careers is an online publishing company that helps teenagers and young adults learn about science careers, and offers scientists a way to communicate their work to these audiences. They wrote an article about ADBCAP's education and outreach work. Read the article here.