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Eric Ryan Burrough

Eric Burrough
Eric R. Burrough

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP

Assistant Professor
Vet Diagnostic & Production Animal Med
(515) 294-1950
1655 Vet Med
Expertise / Research Area

Dr. Burrough’s primary research focus is on Brachyspira-associated colitis of swine with projects investigating pathogenesis and the development of improved diagnostic techniques.  Dr. Burrough also has previous and ongoing projects investigating pathogenesis and prevention of ovine campylobacteriosis. 

Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary Pathology, Iowa State University, 2011
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2010
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, 1997
Selected Publications

Burrough ER, Wilberts BL, Bower LP, Jergens AE, Schwartz KJ. Fluorescent in situ hybridization for detection of “Brachyspira hampsonii” in porcine colonic tissues.  J Vet Diagn Invest 2013;25:407-412.

Burrough ER, Strait EL, Kinyon JM, Bower LP, Madson DM, Wilberts BL, Schwartz KJ, Frana TS, Songer JG. Comparative virulence of clinical Brachyspira spp. isolates in inoculated pigs. J Vet Diagn Invest 2012; 46:1025-1034.

Burrough ER, Strait EL, Kinyon JM, Bower LP, Madson DM, Schwartz KJ, Frana TS, Songer JG. Comparison of atypical Brachyspira spp. clinical isolates and classic strains in a mouse model of swine dysentery. Vet Microbiol 2012;160(3-4):387-394.

Burrough ER, Myers RK, Hostetter SJ, Fox LE, Bayer BJ, Felz CL, Waller KR, Whitley EM. Amyloid deposition in two feline thymomas. Vet Pathol 2012;49:616-620.

Burrough ER, Wu Z, Sahin O, Zhang Q, Yaeger MJ. Spatial distribution of putative growth factors in the guinea pig placenta and the effects of these factors, plasma, and bile on the growth and chemotaxis of Campylobacter jejuni. Vet Pathol 2012;49:469-480.

Burrough ER, Deitz KL, Kinyon JM, Andreasen CB, Frana TS, Sutton DA, Thompson EH, Fu J, Wickes BL, Hostetter JM. Disseminated aspergillosis in a dog due to Aspergillus alabamensis. Med Mycol Case Rep 2012;1:1-4.

Plummer PJ, Sahin O, Burrough ER, Sippy RJ, Mou K, Rabenold JJ, Yaeger, MJ, Zhang Q. Critical role of LuxS in the virulence of Campylobacter jejuni in a guinea pig model of abortion. Infect Immun 2012;80:585-593.

Burrough ER, Sahin O, Plummer PJ, DiVerde KD, Zhang Q, Yaeger MJ. Comparison of two commercial ovine Campylobacter vaccines and an experimental bacterin in guinea pigs inoculated with Campylobacter jejuni. Am J Vet Res 2011;72:799-805.

Burrough ER, DiVerde KD, Sahin O, Plummer PJ, Zhang Q, Yaeger MJ. Expression of Toll-like receptors 2 and 4 in subplacental trophoblasts from guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) following infection with Campylobacter jejuni. Vet Pathol 2010;48:381-388.

Burrough ER, Myers RK, Whitley EM. Spontaneous odontoameloblastoma in a female Sprague-Dawley rat. J Vet Diagn Invest 2010;22:998-1001.

Burrough ER, Sahin O, Plummer PJ, Zhang Q, Yaeger MJ. Pathogenicity of an emergent, ovine abortifacient Campylobacter jejuni clone orally inoculated into pregnant guinea pigs. Am J Vet Res 2009;70:1269-1276.


Honors & Awards

2012 - present   BIVI Professorship in Food Animal Infectious Diseases

2010 - 2011       Fort Dodge Animal Health Fellowship



American College of Veterinary Pathologists

American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

American Association of Swine Veterinarians

American Veterinary Medical Association

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association

Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society