Vaccine Development Roundtable


In 2020, USDA/Animal Research Services informed the American Goat Federation Board that research had begun on development of a Coxiellosis (Q Fever) vaccine for goats.

AGF was also informed by USDA/Animal Research Services that a vaccine for Haemonchus contortus (Barbers Pole worm) was under development for sheep and a goat vaccine would follow.

Roundtable Members

American Goat Initiative
    Tom Boyer, President - AGF: Director
    Randy Dusek, Trustee - AGF: President - American Boer Goat Assoc: Director
American Goat Federation
    Bob Buchholz, Past President & Director - Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Assoc: Representative
    Dr. Gary Newton, Vice President - International Goat Center - Prairie View Univ: Head
    Jan Carlson, Director - American Dairy Goat Assoc: Representative
    Tammy Fisher, Director - Public Policy Committee Chair
    Anita Dahnke, Executive Director
    Dr. Reid Redden, Advisory Council - Texas A&M Agri Life Extension Svc:
    Dr. Stephen White, Advisory Council - USDA/ARS; Research Geneticist
    Dr. Natalie Urie, Advisory Council - USDA/NAHMS; Veterinary Medical Officer
    Dr. Roselle Busch, Advisory Council - UC Davis Univ: Extension Sheep & Herd Health Prod: Specialist
American Sheep Industry Association
    Peter Orwick, Executive Director
    Benny Cox, President
United States Animal Health Association
    Benjamin Richey, Executive Director
Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers Association
    Victoria Powers, Executive Director
Idaho Wool Growers
    Naomi Gordon, Director
Canadian Sheep Federation
    Corlena Patterson, Executive Director
    Allan Ribink, Chairman
Colorado Serum Company
    Dr. Randall Berrier, Senior VP; Scientific Affairs
    Dr. Joe Huff, Founder
Moredun Research Institute
    Dr. David Smith, developer of the barberpole worm vaccine
National Institute of Antimicrobial Resistance Research & Education
    Dr. Paul Plummer, Executive Director - Iowa State Univ: Assoc Professor
United States Department of Agriculture [USDA]
    Dr. Diane Sutton, USDA/APHIS/VS; Assistant Director RHC Small Ruminant Health
    Kim Royer, USDA/Farm SVC Agency; Executive Director - Idaho Sheep & Goat Health Board
    Dr. Joan Dean Rowe, UC Davis University; Professor of Population, Health & Reproduction
    Dr. Jim Miller, Louisiana State University; Retired
    Dr. Cynthia Wolf, University of Minnesota; Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine
    Larry Campbell