The Center for Food Animal Health (CFAH) success has been facilitated by the availability of laboratory and animal holding facilities capable of accommodating the unique research needs of the faculty investigators. The use of our gnotobiotic facility has been instrumental in the discovery of new microbes and their pathogenicity as well as in development of vaccines. The CFAH has modern laboratories with the latest equipment, including AALAC accredited laboratory animal and germ-free facilities. This is the only facility in the world for procurement and maintenance of germfree food producing animals, in addition CFAH maintains the only specific pathogen free flock of turkeys in the world. These resources are invaluable for the study of infectious diseases of food producing animals.