Dr. Scott Kenney represents CFAES at the 2023 North Central United States Animal Health Association meeting

April 14, 2023

Dr. Scott Kenney, CFAH Assistant Professor and Molecular Virologist, recently represented our college and unit at the 2023 North Central United States Animal Health Association meeting held April 11-13, 2023 in Columbus, OH. At the North Central district annual meeting, Dr. Kenney presented a 20-minute talk highlighting CFAES, CFAH, PAAR, and his laboratory work with African Swine Fever virus. The NCUSAHA brought together state veterinarians, researchers, and representatives from a variety of animal health and production organizations all from the North Central district which is made up of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin.


The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA), the nation's animal health forum for over a century, is a science-based, non-profit, voluntary organization. Its 1,100 members are state and federal animal health officials, national allied organizations, regional representatives, and individual members. USAHA works with state and federal governments, universities, veterinarians, livestock producers, national livestock and poultry organizations, research scientists, the extension service and several foreign countries to control livestock diseases in the United States. USAHA represents all 50 states, 4 foreign countries and 34 allied groups serving health, technical and consumer markets.

USAHA protects animal and public health by serving as a national forum for communication and coordination concerning: disease eradication, animal health, emergency preparedness, emergency response and recovery, emerging diseases, food safety, public health, animal welfare, international trade, serving as a clearinghouse for new information and methods for policy and programs development, and developing solutions for animal health issues.

USAHA's prime objective is to prevent, control and eliminate livestock diseases that cost ranchers, farmers and consumers approximately $1 billion per year.

USAHA's mission is implemented through deliberations of its multiple science-based committees and the adoption of resolutions and recommendations aimed at solving animal health problems. Committee size varies from 11 to 135 members.