Texas Tech University

Faculty Disease Ecology, Management, and Prevention Research Focuses

Investigator Topic Involvement
Disease Ecology
Jerry Black Equine musculoskeletal disease; Sport medicine Emeritus professor in equine sciences
James Brown Equine oral maxillofacial surgery; equine soft tissue and orthopedic surgery; advanced imaging of the equine skull; equine dentistry American College of Veterinary Surgeons, American College of Theriogenologists, AAEP,TVMA
Seth Chapman Inflammatory airway disease in horses and use of flow cytometry in diagnosis and characterization of hematopoietic neoplasia American Veterinary Medical Association, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Britt Conklin Equine sports medicine, podiatry, endocrinology, and immunology American Association of Equine Practitioners; Texas Equine Veterinary Association; American Veterinary Medical Association; American Farriers Association
John Dascanio Equine reproductive procedures, infertility, and breeding American College of Theriogenologists; American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine); Co-editor text “Equine Reproductive Procedures”; Distinguished Expert Academy of Veterinary Educators
Michael Cruz Penn Forensic veterinary pathology; Diseases of zoo and wildlife animal species, and development of new didactic tools and techniques American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Jason Fritzler Infectious disease ecology of the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas
Laszlo Hunyadi How a low air quality index relates to pulmonary inflammation in the horse. Allergic airway and dermatitis in the horse and evaluating environmental triggers and allergens; Design of new molecular diagnostics and pharmacological evaluation of novel therapeutics AAEP vaccine guidelines chair; ACVIM examiner and writer
Jennifer Koziol Bull fertility and breeding soundness exams along with bovine respiratory disease American Veterinary Medical Association; American College of Theriogenologists; Society of Theriogenology; American Association of Bovine Practitioners
Fernanda Rosa Evaluate bovine milk oligosaccharides present in neonatal diet and the impact on the immune cell repertoire and inflammatory cytokine response
Emily Sundman Translation of interventions and diagnostics from other species to equine medicine American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine Practice)
Disease Management
Nichole Anderson Improvement of livestock production and early life stress on welfare to increase herd longevity American Society of Animal Sciences Animal Welfare Committee; PAACO-certified Swine Welfare Auditor
Prasanth Chelikani Nutritional management of dairy cattle Texas Veterinary Medical Association
Dave Dutton Orthopedic disease in foals such as angular limb deformities, incomplete ossification of tarsal bones, and suprascapular nerve injuries in horses; Regenerative therapy in the horse: equine amniotic allografts, stem cells, and exosomes for equine therapeutics American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Arlene Garcia Management of compromised livestock and timely euthanasia; Animal welfare American Society of Animal Science; Texas Veterinary Medical Association; ISAE; PAACO Certified Multi-Species Animal Welfare Auditor/Consultant
Laszlo Hunyadi Tropical veterinary medicine (fungal & parasitic infestations) in rural and underserved areas of Hawaii AAEP vaccine guidelines chair; ACVIM examiner and writer
Sarah Wagner Drug therapy in livestock species, prevention and treatment of lameness in cattle, and the welfare of livestock American Association of Bovine Practitioners; President of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
Nancy Zimmerman Small animal surgeries American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Disease Prevention
Laszlo Hunyadi Pharmacokinetics of new therapeutics in horses. AAEP vaccine guidelines chair; ACVIM examiner and writer
Ebenezer Tumban Viral infectious diseases, molecular virology, virus-like particles bioengineering, vaccines & correlates of immune protection, immunizations American Society for Virology, Virus-like particle & nano-particle vaccines