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The report provided here contains a simplified set of diagnostic testing recommendations. These recommendations were developed on the basis of research funded by the USDA-Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service-Veterinary Services through a cooperative agreement. The report is intended to provide simple, practical, cost-effective consensus testing(More)
Bovine-leukosis virus (BLV; also termed 'bovine-leukemia virus') is a retrovirus that primarily affects lymphoid tissue of dairy and beef cattle. Our objective was to investigate the association between BLV infection and annual value of production (AVP) on dairy herds within the United States, as part of the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System's(More)
The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) among deer and rabbits surrounding infected and noninfected Minnesota dairy farms using fecal culture, and to describe the frequency that farm management practices were used that could potentially lead to transmission of infection between these(More)
The Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) seeks to bring technology to the warfighter. High performance software is being developed by the Common High-performance Software Support Initiative (CHSSI) component of the program. High-performance software and technology are being transferred to DoD users throughout the(More)
Over the past several years, network-accessible repositories have been developed by various academic, government, and industrial organizations to provide access to software and related resources. Allowing distributed maintenance of these repositories while enabling users to access resources from multiple repositories via a single interface has brought about(More)
BACKGROUND Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) persistently infects intestines and mesenteric lymph nodes leading to a prolonged subclinical disease. The MAP genome sequence was published in 2005, yet its transcriptional organization in natural infection is unknown. While prior research analyzed regulated gene sets utilizing defined, in vitro(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the risk of interactions that may lead to the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis between cattle and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on farms in northern Minnesota. SAMPLE 53 cattle farms in northwestern Minnesota adjacent to an area where bovine tuberculosis-infected cattle and deer were detected. PROCEDURES A(More)
The National Dairy Heifer Evaluation Project was a cooperative, USDA-sponsored project involving state agricultural departments, the Cooperative Extension Service, the National Agricultural Statistics Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. A series of retrospective and prospective descriptive surveys using a multiple list and area(More)
The National HPCC Software Exchange (NHSE) is a Web-based resource for promoting software sharing and reuse within and between the High Performance Computing and Communications (HPCC) community including the HPCC agencies. The NHSE also facilitates the development of discipline-oriented, software repositories while promoting contributions to, and use of,(More)
Views, opinions, and/or findings contained in this report are those of the author(s) and should not be construed as an official Department of Defense or National Aeronautics and Space Administration position, policy, or decision unless so designated by other official documentation. ABSTRACT Over the past several years, network-accessible repositories have(More)