We’re committed to conduct research for the benefit of food and fiber producing and companion animals.
The areas of research conducted by faculty in the Department of LACS are directed at Avian Diseases, Aquatic Animal Diseases, Reproduction/Perinatology/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/Colic Research, Immunology/Inflammation, Performance Medicine/Locomotion/Gait Analysis, and Food Animal Production Medicine. These research programs include basic and applied research to better understand the fundamental causes and pathogenesis of various diseases, to aid in the development of methods for disease prevention and treatment of beef and dairy cattle, horses, poultry, fish and companion animals. The faculty members are also engaged in collaborative research programs which often cross between other disciplines.
LACS is home to faculty and staff from a variety of disciplines who share an interest in collaborative work at the research and clinical level. Our department mission is to optimize health for people, animals and environment.