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Research

 

Current Research Areas

  • Detection of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae:

    • Low prevalence scenarios

    • Post-exposure (Day 0 confirmation) 

  • Investigating the genetic variability of Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae 

  • Effect of vaccination and medication on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae transmission  

  • Correlating PCR detection of swine Mycoplasmas in oral fluids with clinical presentation of lameness

  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae gilt acclimation initiative

  • Dynamics of Mycoplasma hyosynoviae detection and clinical presentation

  • Molecular characterization of swine Mycoplasmas

  • Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae elimination programs

  • Mycoplasmas and the swine microbiome 

  • Diagnostic epidemiology of swine Mycoplasmas

  • Antimicrobial susceptibility research for swine Mycoplasmas

Research Partners

Thanks to the partners that support/have supported our research!

  • National Pork Board

  • Minnesota Pork Board

  • Swine Disease Eradication Center

  • Minnesota Agricultural Experimental Station

  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica

  • Zoetis

  • Pharmgate LLC

  • Elanco Animal Health

  • ECO Animal Health

  • Bioproperties PTY Ltd.

  • Avimex

  • Ceva Sante Animale

  • Swine Vet Center

  • Pipestone Systems

  • Seaboard Foods

  • Schwartz Farms, Inc.

  • The Maschhoffs

  • Holden Farms

  • Christensen Farms

  • New Fashion Pork

Contact us for more information about research happening in the lab!

Mycoplasma Research Lab

University of Minnesota

612-624-7947

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