Animal Health and Welfare

The Animal Health and Welfare program includes infectious and non-infectious diseases/factors impacting multiple animal species, including swine, cattle, sheep, and poultry. Research areas include diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and management of animal diseases; epidemiology and risk analysis; and pain management and animal welfare. CVM researchers are at the forefront in the prevention and control of emerging infectious animal diseases, such as porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and high pathogenic avian influenza. Molecular methods and high throughput DNA sequence technologies are used for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens, understanding evolution of pathogens and diseases, identification of genetic changes associated with disorders and diseases, and development of next- generation  diagnostics.

A Sniff Test for BRD?

News Article Contacts

Jenna Funk, Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine, 515-294-3837,

On Animal Welfare’s Leading Edge

News Article Contacts

Suzanne Millman, Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Diagnostic & Production Animal Medicine, 515-294-2817,
Dave Gieseke, Communications, 515-294-4257,