ILHAC Research Priorities: 2017

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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 counteract misinformation, prevention control treatment, proof that drugs (antibiotics) are used properly, variability of normal dose)
  3. PEDv
  4. PRRS
  5. Swine Influenza (new vaccine technologies-intranasal product)
  6. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  7. Clostridium difficile
  8. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae
  9. Seneca Valley virus

DAIRY CATTLE

  1. Animal Well-being Issues
    1. Mastitis
    2. Lameness
    3. Respiratory disease
    4. Discover or develop an FDA-approved analgesic for food-producing animals
  2. Johne's disease
  3. Mycoplasma bovis
  4. Antimicrobial Resistance (monitoring antibiotic use, looking for information/data to counteract misinformation, prevention control treatment, proof that drugs (antibiotics) are used properly, variability of normal dose)

BEEF CATTLE

  1. Anaplasmosis
  2. Digital Dermatitis (hairy heel wart)
  3. Trichomiasis (surveillance, identification/verification-cost effective manner)
  4. Animal Well-being issues
  5. Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD)/Mycoplasma bovis

POULTRY

All Poultry–Influenza infections

  1. AI infections
  2. Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic substitutes in poultry production
  3. Animal Well-being

Turkeys

  1. Food Safety
    1. Salmonella
      i. Salmonella Orienburg
    2. Listeria
    3. Campylobacter jejuni
  2. Clostridium - Dermatitis or cellulitis
  3. Leg & 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. Improved treatment of parasitic diseases
  2. Barn Cough (Pneumonia,Mycoplasma–isolate vaccine, differences between two)
  3. Abortions-Cache Valley(and partial abortions),“Pregnancy Wastage” (Neonatal death, failure to dilate)

IVMA CONCERNS: Represents all species

  1. Animal Well-being
    1. Pain Control
    2. Lameness
  2. Seneca Valley Virus
  3. Trichomiasis
  4. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  5. Johne's disease
  6. Anthelmintic resistance