Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture

Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture

Examination of Three Options

eBook - 2012
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"Outbreaks of animal disease can have catastrophic repercussions for animal agriculture, the food supply, and public health. Rapid detection, diagnosis and response, as well as development of new vaccines, are central to mitigating the impact of disease outbreaks. The proposed National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) is a next-generation laboratory for animal disease diagnostics, training, and research that would provide core critical components for defense against foreign animal and zoonotic disease threats. But it will be a major investment with estimated construction costs of $1.14 billion, as currently designed. Meeting Critical Laboratory Needs for Animal Agriculture: Examination of Three Options discusses the laboratory infrastructure needed to effectively address the threat posed by animal and zoonotic diseases and analyzes three options for creating this infrastructure: building NBAF as currently designed, building a scaled-back version of the NBAF, or maintaining current research capabilities at Plum Island Animal Disease Center while leveraging biosafety level-4 large animal capabilities at foreign laboratories"--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2012
ISBN: 9780309261302
0309261309
0309261295
9780309261296
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xviii, 126 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps
Additional Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.)

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