Eric R Burrough

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP
Education & Certifications  
Doctor of Philosophy, Veterinary Pathology, Iowa State University, 2011
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2010
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, 1997

VDPAM 455        Diagnostic Laboratory Practicum (VDPAM 455)
VDPAM 456        Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine
VDPAM 551        Advanced Veterinary Diagnostic Medicine (VDPAM 551)

Research Focus & Interests  

Dr. Burrough’s primary research focus is on enteric diseases of pigs with a focus on Brachyspira-associated colitis. Dr. Burrough also has previous and ongoing projects investigating the pathogenesis and prevention of porcine enteric diseases.

Honors & Awards  

Iowa State University Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice 2023

Iowa State University CVM Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extension or Professional Practice 2022

Iowa State University Emerging Leaders Academy 2017-2018

Burton J. and Gertrude E. Gray Fellowship 2014

Iowa State University CVM Award for Early Achievement in Research 2013

BIVI Professorship in Food Animal Infectious Diseases 2012-2017

Fort Dodge Animal Health Fellowship 2010-2011


American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians

  • President, 2022 – 2023
  • Pathology Committee, 2011 – present
  • Government Relations Committee, 2021 – present

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

Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Page

Meyerholz DK, Burrough ER, Kirchhoff N, Anderson DJ, Helke KL. Swine models in translational research and medicine. Vet Pathol 2024; in press.

Hakimi M, Ye F, Stinman CC, Sahin O, Burrough ER. Antimicrobial susceptibility of U.S. porcine Brachyspira isolates and genetic diversity of B. hyodysenteriae by multilocus sequence typing. J Vet Diagn Invest 2023;

Lin J-H, Helm E, Gabler N, Burrough ER. Acute infection with Brachyspira hyodysenteriae affects mucin expression, glycosylation, and fecal MUC5AC. Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2023; 12:1042815.

Chen Y-M, Gabler NK, Burrough ER. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus infection induces endoplasmic reticulum stress and unfolded protein response in jejunal epithelial cells of weaned pigs. Vet Pathol; 2022;59(1):82-90.

Helm ET, Lin J-H, Gabler NK, Burrough ER. Brachyspira hyodysenteriae infection reduces digestive function but not intestinal integrity in growing pigs while disease onset can be mitigated by reducing insoluble fiber. Front Vet Sci 2020; 7:587926.

Rhode J, Majzoub-Altweck M, Flakenau A, Hermanns W, Burrough ER, Ritzmann M, Stadler J. Occurrence of dysentery-like diarrhoea associated with Brachyspira suanatina infection in a German fattening pig farm. Vet Rec 2018; doi: 10.1136/vr.104705

Burrough ER, Arruda BL, Plummer PJ. Comparison of the luminal and mucosa-associated microbiota in the colon of pigs with and without swine dysentery. Front Vet Sci 2017; 4:139.

Burrough ER: Swine dysentery: etiopathogenesis and diagnosis of a re-emerging disease. Vet Pathol 2017; 54(1): 22-31.

Wilberts BL, Arruda PHE, Kinyon JM, Frana TS, Wang C, Magstadt DR, Madson DM, Patience JF, Burrough ER. Investigation of the impact of increased dietary insoluble fiber through the feeding of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) on the incidence and severity of Brachyspira-associated colitis in pigs. PLoS ONE 2014; 9(12): e114741.

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.