The Growing Risk of Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases
The 2015 Animal Health Research Symposium was held on August 30-31. The Symposium was designed for physicians, veterinarians and scientists interested in research and clinical topics of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases, including novel approaches for disease control. The two-day Symposium held an impressive slate of speakers covering topics ranging from Ebola and Bourbon to Ehrlichiosis.
Featured speakers included Tammy Beckham, DVM, PhD, incoming Dean of the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine, who addressed Current and Emerging Infectious Disease Threats to U.S. Livestock & Poultry Industries. Additionally, Michelle Haven, DVM, PhD, DACVS, Zoetis Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Alliances, and Solutions, spoke on A One Health Focus to Innovation and Alliances.
For the first time, abstracts presented by symposium speakers were published and can be viewed in the July 2015 issue of the scientific journal, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases.