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 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”
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. 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 American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Arlene Garcia Management of compromised livestock and timely euthanasia; Animal welfare
Laszlo Hunyadi Tropical veterinary medicine (fungal & parasitic infestations) in rural and underserved areas of Hawaii AAEP vaccine guidelines chair; ACVIM examiner and writer
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; President of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology
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
Clayton Cobb Application of pegbovigrastim (Imrestor) as a dry cow therapy for the prevention of new intramammary infections Texas Veterinary Medical Association
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