Understanding and Reducing Disease in Animal Populations
The Department of Population Health and Pathobiology trains doctors of veterinary medicine who will specialize in understanding and reducing disease in animal populations, particularly food animals. Disease in these populations poses serious risks to food safety, has economic implications, and, in cases where the disease is communicable to humans, is a significant public health hazard.
Our faculty are recognized experts in the fields of epidemiology and public health, microbiology and immunology, parasitology, pathology, poultry, ruminant, and swine health management, as well as pharmacology and risk assessment. Our goals are to advance veterinary medical science through innovative basic and applied research, and by mentoring and inspiring students, providing world-class clinical and diagnostic services, and offering the public the latest knowledge through innovative extension and engagement activities.
The department is also responsible for the Teaching Animal Unit, a unique real-farm environment in which Veterinary Medicine students learn husbandry, production management, and routine procedures used in livestock production.
Population Health and Pathobiology in the News
Hurricane Dorian Preparedness: Tips for Animal Owners
A still-strong Hurricane Dorian unloaded heavy rain and dangerous winds of up to 110 mph on coastal areas of the Carolinas Thursday afternoon, causing widespread power outages and spawning multiple tornadoes. The National Hurricane Center said Dorian was traveling north at 8 mph and wavering between a Category 2 and 3 hurricane at 2 p.m.
News and Updates, August 2019
Spend the day with 2008 graduate Jb Minter, the North Carolina Zoo’s director of animal health who cares for more than 400 animal species. http://ow.ly/E7Il50vvxjV The Class of 2018’s Kat Wood, who oversees 46,000 sows in Illinois and Minnesota, is profiled in National Hog Farmer. http://ow.ly/bmj450vK2Ki Several CVM students garner recognition from the American Association
August 2019 Research Roundup
A look at some of the latest published research studies coming from the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine this month … Combating Animal and Human Joint Infections Both equine and porcine models can be effectively used to study bacterial biofilms that form in human joint infections, according to new research co-authored by Jessica