Olsen, Steven C
Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer
INFECTIOUS BACTERIAL DISEASES
NADC, P.O. BOX 70, DAYTON RD.
Ames IA 50010
The Infectious Bacterial Diseases Unit investigates diseases of food-producing animals and selected wild animals caused by Brucella, Mycobacteria, and Spirochetes. Our mission is to develop and evaluate improved tests for the diagnosis of Johne's Disease and Bovine Tuberculosis in cattle and deer species, and Leptospirosis in cattle. In addition, development of vaccines and other control measures for the prevention of Johne's Disease, Bovine Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, and Leptospirosis in livestock and selected wildlife is emphasized. The cause and pathogenesis of Bovine Proliferative Digital Dermatitis also is investigated.