March 16, 2021
Model May Help Chincoteague Ponies Avoid Deadly Infection
NC State researchers have created a model that can identify potential hot spots for the pathogen Pythium insidiosum in the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
February 18, 2021
Multi-Model Approach Could Help Farmers Prepare for, Contain PEDV Outbreaks
The approach may enable farmers to be more proactive in preventing the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus and to optimize their efforts to control the disease.
December 16, 2020
Grant Supports NC State Livestock Infectious Disease Research
The project led by Gustavo Machado is a collaboration between academia, government and industry to build a sustainable and effective defense against diseases such as African swine fever.
May 29, 2019
Model Identifies High-Risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle
Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. The models could help officials determine where to send resources ahead of outbreaks and serve as a potential early warning system for cattle farmers in affected areas. LSDV is a disease that
April 25, 2019
Global Health Program Awards First Research Grant
The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s global health program is awarding its first seed grant to Gustavo Machado, an assistant professor in the Department of Population Health and Pathobiology, for a project tracking the spread of infectious disease in Brazil. The $20,000 award supports Machado as he maps swine trade routes in Rio Grande
February 4, 2019
New Mathematical Model Could Help Control Parasitic Disease in Brazil
A new approach to identifying the risk of infection by a parasite in Brazil could improve the country’s efforts to control a lethal disease.
January 24, 2019
Researchers Create Algorithm to Predict PEDV Outbreaks
PEDV is a virus that causes high mortality rates in preweaned piglets. The virus emerged in the U.S. in 2013 and by 2014 had infected approximately 50 percent of breeding herds...