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
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 performance; Horse medicine, immunology, endocrinology, and podiatry American Association of Equine Practitioners; Texas Equine Veterinary Association; American Veterinary Medical Association; American Farriers Association
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
John Gibbons Approach to address basic fertilization and early embryonic development questions; Developing and modifying reproductive techniques American Embryo Transfer Association; International Embryo Technologies Society
Laszlo Hunyadi PK and PD of new equine therapeutics, exercise intolerance in western performance horses as it pertains to asthma and validating the accuracy of new diagnostics for emerging and existing infectious diseases 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
Emily Sundman Translation of interventions and diagnostics from other species to equine medicine Compliance
Disease Management
Nichole Anderson Improvement of livestock production and early life stress on welfare American Society of Animal Sciences Animal Welfare Committee; PAACO-certified Swine Welfare Auditor
Dave Dutton Orthopedic disease in foals such as angular limb deformities, incomplete ossification of tarsal bones, and suprascapular nerve injuries in horses American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Arlene Garcia Management of compromised livestock and timely euthanasia; Animal welfare
Pedro Melendez Management of transition dairy cow, epidemiology of periparturient disorders, nutrition and feeding management of dairy cattle American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
Sarah Wagner Drug therapy in livestock species, prevention and treatment of lameness in cattle, and the welfare of livestock American Association of Bovine Practitioners
Nancy Zimmerman Small animal surgeries American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Disease Prevention
Alex Calle Validation of intervention strategies to control foodborne pathogens associated with meat-producing animals; Methods of detection, surveillance