ILHAC Research Priorities: 2018

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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

  1. Avian Influenza infections – Low Path Avian Influenza (LPAI) and High Path Avian Influenza (HPAI) epidemiology, prevention and control.
  2. Antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic substitutes in poultry production
  3. Animal well-being

Turkeys

  1. Colibacillosis or fowl cholera
  2. Clostridium - Dermatitis or cellulitis.
  3. ORT (Ornithobacterium rhinotracheale)
  4. Coccidiosis
  5. Turkey Reovirus Digital Flexor Tendon Rupture (TR-DFTR)

Layers and Broilers

  1. E. coli Peritonitis (#1 disease raised by veterinarians in egg production)
  2. Internal Parasites – including Coccidiosis and round worms.  It is believed these challenges will only become greater with the increased prevalence of Cage-free production.  At the present time, there are no treatments available.
  3. Clostridial infection:  necrotic enteritis and Focal Duodenal Necrosis (FDN)
  4. Food Safety - Salmonella spp. (SE and SH)

SHEEP AND GOATS: 

  1. Improved treatment for parasite diseases, and genetic research and EBV’s for parasite resistance in sheep.
  2. Barn Cough (Pneumonia, Mycoplasma – isolate vaccine, differences between two)
  3. Abortions - Cache Valley (and partial abortions), “Pregnancy Wastage” (neonatal death, failure to dilate)
  4. Genetic Tibular Dysplasia in Polypay Sheep

IVMA CONCERNS:  Represents all species

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