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Current ILHAC/IVMA List of Research Priorities

ILHAC Research Priorities: 2015

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Swine

  1. Animal Well-being (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. Swine enteric viral diseases
  8. Mycoplasma hyponeumoniae

Dairy Cattle

  1. Animal Well-being Issues
    a. Mastitis
    b. Lameness
    c. Respiratory Disease
    d. Discover or develop an FDA approved Analgesic for producing animals
  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. Trichomiasis (surveillance, identification/verification–cost effective manner)
  2. Digital Dermatitis (hairy heel wart)
  3. Animal Well-being issues
  4. Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)/Mycoplasma bovis - respiratory

Poultry

All Poultry–Influenza infections

  1. Antimicrobial resistance and Antibiotic substitutes in poultry production
  2. Animal Well-being

Turkeys

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

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. Resistance to parasites

IVMA Concerns: Represents ALL SPECIES

  1. Animal Well-beiing (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)