Livestock Disease Research

$3,457 increase

The Iowa Livestock Health Advisory Council (ILHAC) was created to strengthen the research on livestock diseases of high relevance and impact on the state. Funds from this special appropriation provide seed money for research projects, with priority given to those projects with significant potential for economic benefit for the livestock industry. This seed money has recently resulted in development of effective vaccines for porcine circovirus and laying hen peritonitis and prototype vaccines for porcine epidemic diarrhea virus. Additional funding will allow more animal disease research projects to be funded in areas of highest importance to livestock producers.