Adam Krull

Education & Certifications  

Ph.D., 2015, Veterinary Microbiology, Iowa State University
DVM, 2008, Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University    
BS, 2004, Dairy Science, Iowa State University 


Instructor in charge: VDPAM 488 - Laboratory in Clinical Microbiology

Research Focus & Interests  

My research into bovine digital dermatitis (DD) has focused on the epidemiology, etiology, and induction of disease using an experimental model. Our studies into the etiology of DD utilized next generation sequencing for metagenomics analyses. Additionally, I have been involved in other metagenomics research projects studying the microbiota of the bovine uterus and its effect on fertility, an examination of the microbiota of swine ear tip necrosis for potential etiologic agents, and continue to utilize metagenomics to study additional disease processes.


American Association of Bovine Practitioners
CLSI Veterinary Antimicrobial Susceptibility Subcommittee
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics
Iowa Cattlemen’s Association
American Angus Association

Selected Publications  

Google Scholar Page

Krull AC, Cooper, VL, Coatney JW, Shearer JK, Gorden, PJ, Plummer, PJ (2016) A Highly Effective Protocol for the Rapid and Consistent Induction of Digital Dermatitis in Holstein Calves. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154481. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154481

Krull AC, Shearer JK, Gorden PJ, Scott HM, Plummer PJ (2016) Digital Dermatitis: Natural Lesion Progression and Regression in Holstein Dairy Cattle Over Three Years. Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 99, Issue 5, 3718 - 3731

Krull AC, Shearer JK, Gorden PJ, Cooper VL, Phillips GJ (2014) Deep sequencing analysis reveals the temporal microbiota changes associated with the development of bovine digital dermatitis. Infect Immun. 82:8, 3359-3373.