Purdue's biosecurity unit to pay Plum Island visit

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With the looming threats of bioterrorism and international animal disease crises, American livestock have no place to hide, but Purdue University would like to at least provide some temporary relief to the industry.

With the looming threats of bioterrorism and international animal diseasecrises, American livestock have no place to hide, but Purdue Universitywould like to at least provide some temporary relief to the industry.

The school has established the National Biosecurity Resource Center forAnimal Health Emergencies to prevent any such catastrophes.

The center - accessible at http://www.biosecuritycenter.org - is designedas a resource for government officials, producers, veterinarians and commoditygroups.

This fall, the center's membership will address biosecurity measuresat the Plum Island research facilities in New York. Specifically, officialswill be evaluating measures to guard against an accidental outbreak of foot-and-mouthdisease.

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