Our Purpose

We provide:

  • Accurate information on transboundary animal diseases and zoonotic diseases
  • Online education for veterinary students and animal health professionals
  • Tools for infection control
  • Resources for local, state, and federal agencies to prepare for animal emergencies

The CFSPH was established with funding from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2002. It is located at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is funded entirely through grants and cooperative agreements from federal and state governments and industry and nonprofit organizations. The Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics (IICAB – an OIE Collaborating Center) was established in 1995 and is part of the CFSPH.

Animal Disease Resources

The CFSPH website contains technical fact sheets, annotated images, and PowerPoint presentations on important transboundary animal diseases and zoonotic diseases for use by veterinary, medical and public health professionals. The website also contains disease resources designed for the general public. The CFSPH Animal Diseases site and affiliated sites receives millions of hits every year.

Educational Resources

The CFSPH provides online training for veterinary students, veterinarians, and animal health emergency responders. Two online courses on immunology and principles of vaccination are available as well. The CFSPH developed the continuing education materials for the USDA National Veterinary Accreditation Program.

Infection Control Resources

Infection control practices, when implemented correctly, are a cost-effective means to reduce incidence of disease. The CFSPH provides resources for veterinarians to use in the clinic, shelter, or on the farm, resources that beef and dairy producers can implement, and a popular set of guidelines on disinfectants.

Animal Health Emergencies

The CFSPH works with state, national, and international animal health agencies to develop resources and training materials to prepare for, respond to, and recover from animal health emergencies at the local, state, national, and international level.