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Glen Almond, DVM, PhD

Professor, Swine Health and Production Management

Contact:

glen_almond@ncsu.edu
Office: 919.513.6370

Dr. Glen Almond is a professor of Swine Health and Production Management at NC State University. He joined the faculty in 1987 as a graduate research assistant while completing his PhD. He received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph, Canada. Prior to initiating his PhD, he was a food animal practitioner in Lethbridge, Alberta. His research has focused on reproductive physiology, urogenital disease and interactions between disease and growth. Recent research includes projects on the use of water medications in pig production and understanding the influence of stress on immunity in the pig. Teaching commitments include veterinary, graduate and undergraduate courses. As coordinator of a senior swine medicine course, he has provided educational opportunities for students from twelve veterinary colleges and seven countries. Interdisciplinary research and international exchange of knowledge are priorities in Dr. Almond's academic endeavors. In addition to serving on the NC Pork Council's board, Dr. Almond is a member of the Council's research committee, summer student internship committee, and the National Pork Board's Welfare Committee.
Infectious Diseases
Our research program maintains a balance between basic science and clinical investigations. The research addresses specific concerns in the pork industry. Topics include interactions between stress and immune function, reproduction, water medications, and infectious agents. The research depends on collaboration with colleagues in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal Science, and on cooperation by swine practitioners, pork producers and allied industries.

  • Dietary zinc effects on performance and immune response of growing pigs infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniaeRoberts NES, Routh P, van Heugten E, Spears JW, Almond GW | Asian-Aust J Anim Sci 17:1438-1446, 2004
  • Expression and localization of vascular endothelial growth factor its receptors in porcine corpora lutea during the estrous cycleBoonyaprakob U, Gadsby JE, Hedgpeth V, Routh P, Almond GW | Reproduction 126:393-405, 2003
  • Cloning of pig prostaglandin F2? (FP) receptor cDNA and expression of its mRNA in the corpora luteaBoonyaprakob U, Gadsby JE, Hedgpeth V, Routh P, Almond GW | Reproduction 125:53-64, 2003
  • Thiamine responsive neurological disorder of swineHough S, Jennings SH, Almond GW | In preparation for Journal of Swine Health & Production
  • Haemophilus ducreyi trimeric autotransporter DsrA is an effective vaccine in the experimental swine model of chancroidFuscso WG, Choudhary N, Routh PA, Ventevogel MS, Almond GW, Orndorff PE, Sempowski GD, Leduc I | Submitted to Vaccine 2014
  • Persistence and retention of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in Stomoxys clacitransRochon K, Baker RB, Almond GW, Gimeno IM, Perez de Leon AA, Watson DW | J Med & Vet Entomol. 2014. Accepted with revisions
  • Applied study to evaluate regulatory T cells associated with PRRSV infectionsMori C, Boyer P, Tompkins MB, Almond GW | Can J Vet Res Accepted with revisions 2014
  • Use of altrenogest (Matrix™) at weaning in primiparous sows: effect on the following parityBoyer P, Almond GW | Journal of Swine Health & Production 2014 (in press)
  • Evaluation of factors important in modeling plasma concentrations of tetracycline hydrochloride administered in water in swineMason S,  Almond GW, Riviere J, Baynes R | Am J Vet Res 73(10):1641-9, 2012
  • Effects of weaning age on the adaptive immune system in pigsKick A, Tompkins M, Whisnant S, Flowers W, Almond GW | J Anim Sci. 90:649-656. 2012
  • Assessment of Stomoxys calcitrans as a vector of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virusRochon K, Baker RB, Almond GW, Watson DW | J Med Entomology 48(4): 876-833. 2011
  • Stress and immunity in the pigKick AR, Tompkins MB, Almond GW | Cambridge Agriculture Bureau Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 6 (018),Wallingford: CABI, 1-17, AN: 20113176052.  2011
  • Passive immunization with a polyclonal antiserum to the hemoglobin receptor of Haemophilus ducreyi confers protection against a homologous challenge in the experimental swine model of chancroidLeduc I, Fusco W, Choudhary N, Routh PA, Cholon DM, Hobbs MM, Almond GW, Orndorff PE, Elkins C | Infection & Immunity 79(8):3168-77, 2011
  • Evaluation of peripheral lymphocytes after weaning and vaccination for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniaeKick A, Hammer JM, Tompkins M, Almond GW | Research in Veterinary Science 2010. Doi:10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.11.005
  • Stability and bioactivity of tetracycline water medication in a swine production unitMason S, Suyemoto M, Baynes R, Almond G | J Swine Health & Prod. 19(2):107-111. 2011
  • Immunization with Haemophilus ducreyi hemoglobin receptor HgbA with adjuvant monophosphoryl lipid a protects swine from a homologous but not a heterologous challengeFusco WG, Afonina G, Nepluev, Cholon DM, Choudhary N, Routh PA, Almond GW, Orndorff PE, Staats H, Hobbs MM, Leduc I, Elkins C | Infection & Immunity 78(9):3763-72. 2010
  • Pharmacology of tetracycline water medication in swineMason S, Baynes R, Almond GW, Riviere J, Scheidt A | J Anim Sci 87: 3179-3186. 2009
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology of water flow variation and pharmaceutical delivery in swine finishing facilitiesDorr PM, Nemechek M, Scheidt AB, Baynes RE, Gebreyes WA, Almond GW | J Am Vet Med Assoc. 235(3):299-304. 2009
  • Impact of pH modifiers and drug exposure on the solubility of pharmaceutical products commonly administered through water delivery systemsDorr PM, Madson D, Wayne S, Scheidt AB, Almond GW | J Swine Health & Production 17(4):217-222. 2009
  • Urinary tract infections in female pigsMartineau GP, Almond GW | Cambridge Agriculture Bureau Reviews: Perspectives in Agri, Vet Sci, Nutr and Nat Sci. 3:048, 2008. (http://www.cababstractsplus.org/cabreviews)
  • Sulfamethazine water medication pharmacokinetics and contamination in a commercial pig production unitMason S, Baynes R, Burr J, Almond GW | J Food Protection 71(3)584-589. 2008
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus: Age and management system disease modeling for pathogenic co-infectionDorr PM, Gebreyes WA, Almond GW | J Swine Health & Production 15(5):258-263. 2007
  • Epidemiologic assessment of porcine circovirus type 2 coinfection with other pathogens in swineDorr PM, Baker RB, Almond GW, Wayne SR, Gebreyes WA | J Am Vet Med Assoc 220:244-250, 2007
  • An assessment of sow mortalitySanz M, Roberts JD, Perfumo CJ, Alvarez RM, Donovan T, Almond GW | J of Swine Health & Production 15: 30-36, 2007
  • Expression and localization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1a in the porcine ovaryBoonyaprakob U, Gadsby JE, Hedgpeth V, Routh P, Almond GW | Can J Vet Res 69:215-222, 2005
  • Impact of pH modifiers and drug exposure on the solubility of pharmaceutical products commonly administered through water delivery systemsDorr PM, Madson D, Wayne S, Scheidt AB, Almond GW | J Swine Health & Production 17(4):217-222. 2009
  • Urinary tract infections in female pigsMartineau GP, Almond GW | Cambridge Agriculture Bureau Reviews: Perspectives in Agri, Vet Sci, Nutr and Nat Sci. 3:048, 2008. (http://www.cababstractsplus.org/cabreviews)
  • Sulfamethazine water medication pharmacokinetics and contamination in a commercial pig production unitMason S, Baynes R, Burr J, Almond GW | J Food Protection 71(3)584-589. 2008
  • Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus: Age and management system disease modeling for pathogenic co-infectionDorr PM, Gebreyes WA, Almond GW | J Swine Health & Production 15(5):258-263. 2007
  • Epidemiologic assessment of porcine circovirus type 2 coinfection with other pathogens in swineDorr PM, Baker RB, Almond GW, Wayne SR, Gebreyes WA | J Am Vet Med Assoc 220:244-250, 2007
  • An assessment of sow mortalitySanz M, Roberts JD, Perfumo CJ, Alvarez RM, Donovan T, Almond GW | J of Swine Health & Production 15: 30-36, 2007
  • Expression and localization of hypoxia-inducible factor-1a in the porcine ovaryBoonyaprakob U, Gadsby JE, Hedgpeth V, Routh P, Almond GW | Can J Vet Res 69:215-222, 2005
  • Dietary zinc effects on performance and immune response of growing pigs infected with porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv) and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniaeRoberts NES, Routh P, van Heugten E, Spears JW, Almond GW | Asian-Aust J Anim Sci 17:1438-1446, 2004
  • Expression and localization of vascular endothelial growth factor its receptors in porcine corpora lutea during the estrous cycleBoonyaprakob U, Gadsby JE, Hedgpeth V, Routh P, Almond GW | Reproduction 126:393-405, 2003
  • Cloning of pig prostaglandin F2? (FP) receptor cDNA and expression of its mRNA in the corpora luteaBoonyaprakob U, Gadsby JE, Hedgpeth V, Routh P, Almond GW | Reproduction 125:53-64, 2003
  • Thiamine responsive neurological disorder of swineHough S, Jennings SH, Almond GW | In preparation for Journal of Swine Health & Production
  • Haemophilus ducreyi trimeric autotransporter DsrA is an effective vaccine in the experimental swine model of chancroidFuscso WG, Choudhary N, Routh PA, Ventevogel MS, Almond GW, Orndorff PE, Sempowski GD, Leduc I | Submitted to Vaccine 2014
  • Persistence and retention of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus in Stomoxys clacitransRochon K, Baker RB, Almond GW, Gimeno IM, Perez de Leon AA, Watson DW | J Med & Vet Entomol. 2014. Accepted with revisions
  • Applied study to evaluate regulatory T cells associated with PRRSV infectionsMori C, Boyer P, Tompkins MB, Almond GW | Can J Vet Res Accepted with revisions 2014
  • Evaluation of factors important in modeling plasma concentrations of tetracycline hydrochloride administered in water in swine | Am J Vet Res 73(10):1641-9, 2012
  • Effects of weaning age on the adaptive immune system in pigsKick A, Tompkins M, Whisnant S, Flowers W, Almond GW | J Anim Sci. 90:649-656. 2012
  • Assessment of Stomoxys calcitrans as a vector of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virusRochon K, Baker RB, Almond GW, Watson DW | J Med Entomology 48(4): 876-833. 2011
  • Stress and immunity in the pigKick AR, Tompkins MB, Almond GW | Cambridge Agriculture Bureau Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources
  • Passive immunization with a polyclonal antiserum to the hemoglobin receptor of Haemophilus ducreyi confers protection against a homologous challenge in the experimental swine model of chancroidLeduc I, Fusco W, Choudhary N, Routh PA, Cholon DM, Hobbs MM, Almond GW, Orndorff PE, Elkins C | Infection & Immunity 79(8):3168-77, 2011
  • Evaluation of peripheral lymphocytes after weaning and vaccination for Mycoplasma hyopneumoniaeKick A, Hammer JM, Tompkins M, Almond GW | Research in Veterinary Science 2010. Doi:10.1016/j.rvsc.2010.11.005
  • Stability and bioactivity of tetracycline water medication in a swine production unitMason S, Suyemoto M, Baynes R, Almond G | J Swine Health & Prod. 19(2):107-111. 2011
  • Immunization with Haemophilus ducreyi hemoglobin receptor HgbA with adjuvant monophosphoryl lipid a protects swine from a homologous but not a heterologous challengeFusco WG, Afonina G, Nepluev, Cholon DM, Choudhary N, Routh PA, Almond GW, Orndorff PE, Staats H, Hobbs MM, Leduc I, Elkins C | Infection & Immunity 78(9):3763-72. 2010
  • Pharmacology of tetracycline water medication in swineMason S, Baynes R, Almond GW, Riviere J, Scheidt A | J Anim Sci 87: 3179-3186. 2009
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology of water flow variation and pharmaceutical delivery in swine finishing facilitiesDorr PM, Nemechek M, Scheidt AB, Baynes RE, Gebreyes WA, Almond GW | J Am Vet Med Assoc. 235(3):299-304. 2009