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Dr. Aspen Workman with Ginger, the first gene-edited calf resistant to a major viral pathogen.
Research on bovine congestive heart failure (BCHF) in feedlot steers
Animal health genome-wide association studies focus on case-control pairs matched for pathogen and disease exposure. Fraternal twins of the same sex represent the ideal pair.
Electron micrograph of the USMARC reference bacterium Mannheimia hemolytica 183, associated with a severe outbreak of bovine respiratory disease.
The mission of the Animal Health Genomics Research Unit is to investigate the genomics and molecular biology of host-pathogen interactions in livestock, and identify strategies for reducing the impact of infectious diseases in cattle, swine, and sheep.