Epidemiology

Mastitis is an inflammation of the mammary gland. It is a disease that can affect production and its quality on dairies. This research group focuses on the examination and development of new methods for controlling mastitis, especially mastitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus. DNA “fingerprinting” helps researchers trace this pathogen from reservoir to fomite to host.  Following […]

Collaborative research FDIU and USDA PPRL Ut Overview Crooked calf is the colloquial name given to a pattern of congenital anomalies that occurs in the offspring of range-grazed cows in certain areas of the western United States. The anomalies are characterized by the presence of arthrogryposis (flexure of a joint) of the forelimbs typically involving […]