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Current ILHAC/IVMA List of Research Priorities

ILHAC Research Priorities: 2014

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Swine

  1. Animal Welfare (analgesics for castration, sow housing, pain relief)
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance (monitoring antibiotic use, looking for information/data to conteract misinformation, prevention control treatment, proof that drugs (antibiotics) are used properly, variability of normal dose)
  3. PRRS
  4. Swine Influenza (new vaccine technologies–intranasal product)
  5. Methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  6. Clostridium difficile
  7. Circovirus/Porcine Circovirus Associated Disease (PCAD)
  8. Mycoplasma hyponeumoniae

 

Dairy Cattle

  1. Herd Health Management Issues
    a. Mastitis
    b. Lameness
    c. Respiratory Disease
  2. Johne's Disease
  3. Mycoplasma bovis
  4. Antimicrobial Resistance (monitoring antibiotic use, looking for information/data to conteract misinformation, prevention control treatment, proof that drugs (antibiotics) are used properly, variability of normal dose)

 

Beef Cattle

  1. Animal Welfare (analgesics for castration, housing, pain relief)
  2. Antimicrobial Resistance (monitoring antibiotic use, looking for information/data to conteract misinformation, prevention control treatment, proof that drugs (antibiotics) are used properly, variability of normal dose)
  3. Trichomiasis (surveillance, identification/verification–cost effective manner)
  4. Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)
  5. Mycoplasma bovis — respiratory
  6. Pinkeye
  7. Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD)/Bluetongue

 

Poultry

All Poultry–Influenza infections

  1. Antimicrobial resistance and Antibiotic substitutes in poultry production
  2. Animal Welfare

Turkeys

  1. Food Safety
    a. Salmonella
    b. Listeria
    c. Campylobacter jejuni
  2. Clostridium – Dermatitis or cellulitis
  3. Leg and joint abnormalities

Layers

  1. Food Safety—Salmonella spp. (SE)
  2. Peritonitis—E. coli
  3. Focal Duodenal Necrosis (FDN)

 

Sheep and Goats

  1. Barn Cough (Pneumonia, Mycoplasma – isolate vaccine, differences between two)
  2. Abortions—Cache Valley (and partial abortions), "Pregnancy Wastage" (Neonatal death, failure to dilate)
  3. Caseous lymphadenitis

 

IVMA Concerns: Represents ALL SPECIES

  1. Animal Welfare (antibiotic withdrawal study)
    a. Lameness
  2. Food Safety/Biosecurity
    a. Aerosol transmission
    b. Farm–to–farm transmission
  3. Trichomiasis (diagnosis–blood test for bulls, infection–clinical safety/farm safety and affordability, epidemiologic study—how long this stays in cow herds)
  4. Methicillin–resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (all fields–specific to worker safety, analgesic in castration and de-horning, antibiotic resistance)
  5. Johne's Disease (vaccine technology–accurate, antibiotic withdrawal study)
  6. Resistance to anthelmintics/parasites (worms)