White papers focusing on foot-and-mouth disease, avian influenza and BSE are available for download from www.theisef.com. The papers are the result of think tanks held during the International Livestock Congress (ILC) in Houston, TX, in March.

"These white papers are the results of weeks of effort by our think-tank participants in coming to thoughtful conclusions about the effects and management of these diseases," says Rod Bowling, who chaired the program, "Global Prevention and Management of Foreign Animal Disease."

The International Stockmen's Educational Foundation (ISEF) was created in 1986 to conduct and support educational events that will benefit stockmen internationally. ISEF sponsors the ILC each year in Houston, TX.