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August 2015 News  

University's NABC animal disease response training course to be included FEMA training catalog
Kansas State University's National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, or NABC, is helping FEMA provide animal disease response training to ensure state and local first responders are adequately prepared for emergency situations.

Beef Cattle Institute collaborates with Merck Animal Health to produce educational modules
The Beef Cattle Institute (BCI) at Kansas State University, in conjunction with Merck Animal Health, has released the first module in the CreatingConnections™ Educational Series, which features industry experts who share insights and proven techniques to help ensure low-stress cattle handling.

Kansas State University's leadership in wheat research recognized with $1.6M grant
The National Science Foundation's Plant Genome Program awarded K-State wheat researchers a three-year, $1.6 million grant to fund projects and collaborations to help train new generations to answer challenging plant genomics questions.

College of Veterinary Medicine researcher helps discover novel fatigue syndrome in feedlot cattle
Researchers at Kansas State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Iowa State University and Texas Tech University, have discovered a novel fatigue syndrome affecting feedlot cattle. The syndrome is similar to one affecting the swine industry.

Cattle movement estimation study sheds light on disease risk
A study co-authored by a Kansas State University researcher and one of her former students helps with estimating cattle movement to determine disease risk.