for the public
veterinarians research topics
Topics for the Public
Participation: We contact producers primarily through their veterinarians.
Here is some information on the benefits we offer to participants, what our
sampling involves for producers, and different ways to become involved.
Congenital hypothyroid dysmaturity syndrome in foals
Foodborne Disease Overview: Researchers use epidemiology to
understand Salmonella, E. coli O157 and Campylobacter.
Outbreak investigations and long-term studies of pathogen
movement on cattle farms help decrease the risk of foodborne
illness. Our laboratory studies a variety of organisms which can
be transmitted from cattle to humans.
The association of Feed and Water with Salmonella and E. coli
O157 prevalence in cattle: A study funded by an FDA grant
focuses on feed and water as sources of E. coli O157 and
Salmonella: Investigating the epidemiology and ecology of
Salmonella typhimurium DT104
in and around farms. The ultimate goal is to develop
strategies to prevent entry of infection to the farm and to
mitigate zoonotic risk
O157 and Campylobacter: Studies on zoonotic bacteria
Salmonella, Campylobacter jejuni and
E. coli 0157. Recent human problems with
E. coli 0157 have elevated the need for a descriptive epidemiology,
determination of risk factors for herd status, and on farm
Mastitis: Heifer mastitis research includes identifying
transmission factors, Staph. aureus
epidemiology, immune response, milk antibody test, and
management of dairy teat chapping.
Crooked Calf Disorder: Identifying the determinants for
regional and on-farm variation in risk for lupine-induced
arthrogryposis (crooked calf disorder) in range cattle.