Dr. Yrjo Grohn
Step Analysis, LLC
Developing a High Sensitivity, High Specificity Lameness Detection System for Dairy Cattle
Dr. Jessica McArt
The association of blood calcium and B-hydroxybutyrate concentrations in periparturient dairy cattle
Dr. Jessica McArt
The effect of subclinical periparturient mineral imbalances on health and production outcomes: the role of magnesium, calcium, and potassium
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
The mission of the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences is to promote the health, productivity, and welfare of food-and fiber-producing animals, companion animals, and zoo and wildlife populations, to ensure the safety of foods of animal origin, and to prevent animal disease with its associated risks to human health.
To accomplish this mission, the department builds on three major strengths: the population dynamics of health and disease, interaction with production animals and producers, and the laboratory diagnostic sciences. Our research focuses on broadening our understanding of existing and emerging infections and diseases, developing new laboratory-based diagnostic tests, assessing the dynamics of health and disease in animal populations, and building science-based veterinary and public-health programs. Our teaching centers on educating students, graduates, the public and professionals the animal industry, understanding the principles underlying diagnosis and dynamics of infection and disease in animal populations, and designing programs to promote animal health and welfare and the production of high-quality and safe foods. The professional service efforts of the department are broad. Specifically, these activities focus on providing state-of-the-art laboratory diagnostic services to veterinarians and animal owners, providing epidemiological and statistical support to the college, promoting the use and implementation of science-based herd-health protocols, and maintaining an agricultural-animal teaching practice.
Functionally, the department can be divided into four broad units (with some overlap):