Animal Care Quality Assurance

Animal Care Quality Assurance

The University of Missouri is committed to the humane care and use of animals in research and teaching, and to adhere to applicable laws, principles, standards, guidelines and policies affecting such use.

Our researchers and scientists share that commitment and are diligent in their work to protect human and animal welfare.

Aug. 28, 2017

USDA Grants MU $460,000 to Develop Immunizations for Tick-Borne Disease

New study targets bovine anaplasmosis, a major disease in cattle

COLUMBIA, Mo. —  Anaplasmosis is an infectious blood disease in cattle caused by certain bacteria transmitted by ticks worldwide. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded $460,000 to Bill Stich, professor of parasitology in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, to study a new approach to interfering with this pathogen in the tick vector. Building on existing research, he and his team are working to develop immunizations with extracts from tick tissues to fight the disease. Read More