The Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine administers the Veterinary Preventive Medicine graduate major, with a thesis option for the Master of Science degree.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae and the development of an ELISA for the detection of ApxIV antibody in swine oral fluids, Wendy Mecía González Guzmán

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Analysis of procaine penicillin G and ampicillin trihydrate residue depletion profiles in tissues and alternative matrices of cull sows, Christine Ellen Mainquist-Whigham

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The role of systematic or critical reviews for interventions in veterinary medicine, Paige Baltzell

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Transmammary-delivered meloxicam in piglets undergoing castration and tail docking: impact on pharmacokinetics and pain biomarkers, Jessica Lea Bates

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Nucleic acid detection techniques for adventitious agent testing, Kaitlin Elizabeth Brien

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Pharmacokinetics of ceftiofur crystalline free acid in pigs vaccinated against, challenged with, or vaccinated against and challenged with PRRSv, Joel Wayne Sparks

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Evaluation of methods for inactivating porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) in livestock trailers, Paul Richard Thomas

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The impact of pig health on public health: quantitative data for risk assessments, Amber Jo DeClercq

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Feline Upper Respiratory Disease Complex: The detection and epidemiology of respiratory pathogens in Midwestern feline shelter populations, Uri Donnett

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Isotyping of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) virus antibody response and its diagnostic use, Sara Ghorbani Nezami

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Pathogenicity of Bibersteinia trehalosi in bovine calves, Christy Jo Hanthorn

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Exploring alternative methods for population surveillance, Brent John Pepin

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Effect of fenbendazole on shedding and embryonation of Ascaris suum eggs in naturally infected gestating sows, Jeremy Stuart Pittman

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Optimizing molecular detection and sequencing of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome virus in clinical oral fluid specimens, Wayne Alan Chittick

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Sampling considerations pertinent to the detection of analytes in swine oral fluids, Chris W. Olsen

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Efficacy and impact of current commercial porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) vaccines in dams and growing pigs, Kevin Charles O'Neill

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Analysis of the use of the "CASH" Dispatch Kit captive bolt gun as a single stage euthanasia process for pigs, Jennifer Woods

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Studies on transmission of porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), Michelle Grabosch

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Effects of Oral Controlled Exposure on Colostrum Characteristics in Swine, Paulo Elias Arruda

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Improved diagnostics and further investigation of condemnations and outbreaks associated with Erysipelothrix spp, Joseph Samuel Bender

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The use of systematic reviews for decision making in animal production medicine and policy, Christa Kalberer Irwin

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Detection of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) in oral fluid specimens, Apisit Kittawornrat

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Development of confirmatory testing strategies for suspect false PRRS-positive reactors in diagnostic serology, Siyuan Liu

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The application of epidemiologic research study principles to a variety of research settings, Brandon Keith Mattson

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Application of evidence-based medicine to veterinary science and food safety, Thomas Nishantha Denagamage

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Integration and validation of a radio frequency identification (RFID) system and automatic sorting technology (AST) for real-time correlation of management and disease impacts on the performance of swine in field studies, Ruby Herseniada Destajo

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Evaluation of porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome virus (PRRSV) ante-mortem diagnostic techniques, Abby Rae Patterson