We have a number of active research and outreach projects and several pending proposals. Our current areas of active research and outreach include:

  • Benchmarking antimicrobial usage (AMU) on dairy farms and determining how AMU is associated with dissemination of resistant pathogens and their genetic elements on farms.
  • Development of antimicrobial stewardship team on individual farms.
  • Impact of use of critically important antimicrobials on development and dissemination of resistance.
  • Performing clinical trials to determine when antimicrobial usage should be used for treatment of mastitis.
  • Identifying methods to enhance the ability of the cow to mount an effective immune response to infection, thus resulting in spontaneous bacteriological clearance.
  • Understanding the role of endemic disease on response to bacterial infections.